Born 1969 New York, NY 
 Lives and works in New York, NY
 www.toddjames.com

Todd James (born 1969) is a contemporary artist from New York City. Self-taught, he started painting when he was very young the New York subway system under the name REAS. James designed the Beastie Boys’ Brooklyn Dust Elephant logo (1987) The Source (Magazine) logo as well as Mobb Deep, Red Man, Eminem, Kid Rock. Art from his coloring book/zine Attitude Dancer was used as a cover for Iggy Pop’s Beat em up album .
He created, with Barry McGee and Steve Powers, Street Market at New York City’s Deitch Projects. This exhibition was selected for the 2001 Venice Biennale. In 2004, he also participated in the group exhibition Beautiful Losers which travelled to several museums in the US. The Street Market installation was Re built and expanded for the L.A. MOCA “Art in the Streets” in 2011.
His works have been shown at numerous museums and galleries worldwide, like the Tate Liverpool, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts or the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Philadelphia.
His distinctive cartoon-style paintings are very ironic. Todd’s paintings reflected a variety of influences, including the pop culture and American expressionist.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2016
WE ARE ONE, Javier Lopez & Fer Frances Gallery, Madrid, ES

2015
PUMP PUMP, Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
FLY LIKE THE WIND, Nanzuki Gallery, Tokyo, JP
FANTASY ISLAND, Lazarides Rathbone, London, UK

2014
Afternoon Delight, Aishonanzuca Gallery, Hong Kong
Strange Days, Javier Lopez Gallery at Finca Cortesin, Malaga, ES
Paint New York – Painting from the American East coast, Copenhagen Gallery of Contemporary Art GL Strand, Copenhagen, DK
SECRET GARDEN, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, IT
Supernatural, Sandra Gering Inc., New York, NY

2013
Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Business as Usual, Galerie Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
World Domination, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK

2012
Free to be you and me, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Yield to Temptation, Nazuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan
King of the Wild Frontier, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Infinity Lessons, ALICE gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Great Adventure, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
Make My Burden Lighter, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Disaster, Monster Children Gallery, Australia 
Double Disaster, Don't Come Gallery, Australia 
Don't Stop Get it Get it, Colette, Paris, France

2008
Blood & Treasure, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK 

2007
Trouble, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
NUDE, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
STAY GOLD, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY, with THE HOLE, NYC, US

2016
THE 21 PROJECT, Dio Horia, Kifisia, Athens, GR
CHARACTER, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
STILL HERE, a Decade of Lazarides, Lazarides Rathbone, London, UK
CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL, Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre, Istanbul, TR

2015
FUD, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
The Bridges Of Graffiti, Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, Arterminal c/o Terminal S. Basilio, Venice, IT

2014
OK, I'll rename it, Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, USA
Just Before Brazil, Alice Gallery, Brussels, BE
ASPHALTE, Urban Art Biennale, Charleroi, BE
KNOCK! KNOCK! Inauguración, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, ES
Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine, Jonathan Levine
Gallery, New York, NY
Pulp, The Outsider Newcastele, London, UK

2013
Meet Your Maker, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY
Chicken or Beef?, The Hole, New York, NY

2012
Beyond Elegance, with Alexis Ross, Pop Up (Andy Valmorbida), New York, USA
Supergrass, Bloom Projects, New York, NY

2011
Volta, V1 Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
What´s He Building In There?, FUSE, NYC, US
Street, Installation at "Art In The Streets", The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Facemaker, Royal /T, Los Angeles, USA
Pretty on the Inside, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Contemporaries, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, IT
Con Amor, AROS Museum, DK
Art in the streets, MOCA, Los Ángeles, USA
The Armory Show, Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA

2010 
Brush Strokes, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Album exhibition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
The Nordic Art Fair, Copenhagen, DK
HK Art Fair, Nanzuka Underground booth, Hong Kong

 
2009 
The Paper Chasers, Ohwow, New Zealand 
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
2008 
The Outsiders, The Lazarides Gallery, New York, NY
Destruction of Atlantis, Union Gallery London, UK
 
2007 
Paper Trails, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
2006 
High Math, V1 Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark
Arkitip, Venice Beach, October, Todd James and KAWS, Venice, Italy
Arkitip, Tokyo, December, Todd James and KAWS, Tokyo, Japan
 
2005 
Beautiful Losers, Baltimore Contemporary Museum, June 25 - Sept 25, Baltimore, MD
Beautiful Losers, Orange County Museum of Art, February 6 - May 15, Orange County, CA
 
2004 
Beautiful Losers, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, March 13 - May 15, Cincinnati, OH
Beautiful Losers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, October 3, San Francisco, CA
 
2002 
Beloved Fiend, Todd James, Tate Liverpool Biennal, Liverpool, UK
Pot o Gold 3, PAM Gallery Australia, Perks, Delta, Australia
 
2001 
Tits and Ass, Todd James and Jamil GS, Huston Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pot o Gold 2, Todd James, Chris Johanson, and James Jarvis, PAM Gallery Australia, Perks, Australia

2000 
Street Market, with Todd James, Steve Powers, Barry McGee, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Street Market, with Todd James, Steve Powers, Barry McGee, Parco Gallery, Japan
Untitled 2000, Japan Group show Keith Haring Foundation, Japan
Street Market, with Todd James, Steve Powers, Barry McGee, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
 
1999 
Indelable Market, Todd James, Steve Powers, Barry McGee, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
 
1998 
Daze/Crash with guest Reas, Recent Works, Pallazzo Enrico Coveri Florence, Florence, Italy
Adventures of the Four Letter Word, with Steve Powers

 

BOOKS 

Yeld to Temptations,Todd James, PictureBox, 2012
Art in The Street, Jeffrey Deitch & Aaron Rose, Rizzoli, 2011
Beyond The Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, Patrick Nguyen and stuart Mackenzie, Gestalten, 2010
Blood & Teasure, Jonathan Lethem, Lazarides Gallery, 2008
Mascots and mugs, Todd James, David Villorente, Testify Books, 2007
Attitude Dancer # 2, Coloring book by Reas international, 2006
Beautiful Losers: contemporary art and street culture, Aaron Rose and Christian Strike, Iconoclast and D.A.P., 2006
Todd James, Rachel Greene, Testify Books, 2002
Beloved Fiend – the art of Todd James, 2002
Street Market, Taka Kawachi, Little more, 2001
Attitude Dancer # 1, Coloring book by Reas international, 2000