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b . 1972, lives and works in Los Angeles


2005 MFA Art - Art Center College of Design

2000 MA Fine Art – Print Making, California State University Fullerton

1995 BA – California State University Fullerton


Founder and publisher, 2nd Cannons Publications


Solo Exhibitions


Mesler&Hug at i-20, New York, NY


Trudi, Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibition, Liste, the young Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland


TRUDI Los Angeles, California


Hello Victims, MFA exhibition, Art Center College, Pasadena, CA


Selected Group Exhibition


Under a Vanishing Light: New Work from L.A. Fourteen30, Portland, OR


To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book, curated by Lynda Bunting and Lisa Gabrielle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Artist as Publisher, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Beyond Kiosk, curated by Christoph Keller, Chaumont, Chaumont France

Desertshore, curated by Jan Tumlir. Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Against the Grain, curated by Christopher Russell. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

Beyond Kiosk, curated by Christoph Keller, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn Germany

Machine for Living Color, organized by Jennifer Tobias. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

A Dead Serious Group Show. Sister, Los Angeles, CA

You, Who’s Beauty Was Famous In Rome, curated by Andrew Berardini & Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Gaping Hole Found In Universe, Danial Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Beyond Kiosk, curated by Christoph Keller, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA


The Wi-Tang/Googolplex Show (Congress), curated by Darren Bader. Gavin Brown Enterprise @ passerby. New York, NY

Don't Torture the Rotten Ducklings, organized by Gean Moreno and Nicholas Frank. Institute of Visual Arts. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Trudi: No Jerks, curated by Matthew Chambers and Catherine Taft. Rental Gallery, New York, New York

Corpus Humorous, curated by Katie Herzog. Shatford Library, Pasadena California


Deitch Paper Store, Art Basel Miami Beach

6+6+06, curated by Jan Tumlir, USC Graduate Fine Arts Studios, Los Angeles, California


Post-Postcard, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Supersonic, Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles, California


New Wight Biennial, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, Califorrnia



She Has a Hot Ass (w/ Darren Bader & Chris Lipomi), 2nd Cannons Publications, 2009

Desertshore (w/ Jan Tumlir), 2nd Cannons Publications, 2008

Leisure: An Art Journal: Issue #0 a questionnaire, 2nd Cannons Publications, January 2007

Telivision Could Be Much Better: On the Work of Brian Bress, NY Arts Magzine, Nov/Dec, 2006

Untitled #1, 2006 (Mike Kelley, Silver Ball), 2nd Cannons Publications, August 2006

Bedwetter Magazine Issue 11, Bedwetter Pubs Dec 2005

Hello Victims: Ad Reinhardt, 2nd Cannons Publications, 2005

Good Boy, self-published, 2005

The Cindy Shermans I’d Like to Fuck, self-published, 2003

Black and White Reproductions of the Abstract Expressionists, self-published, 2003



Campagnola, Sonia "Live From Los Angeles" Flash Art, issue 258 Jan-Feb 2008

Holte, Michael Ned "On the Ground- Los Angeles" Artforum, Dec 2007

Johnson, Paddy, Art Fag City Likes Books, Art Fag City http://artfagcity.blogspot.com Nov 16, 2006

Russell, Christopher. Kennon’s Cannons, Artillery, Issue 2 October 2006

Johnson, Paddy, Myspace Featured Friend or I Heart Darkness, Art Fag City http://artfagcity.blogspot.com May 30, 2006

Russell, Christopher. Sucking Ass: SoCCAS and SoCal Art Schools, artUS, Issue 13 May-June 2006

Hoffberg, Judith. Review of Hello Victims: Ad Reinhardt , Umbrella Magazine, vol. 28, No. 2-3 October 2005

Taft, Catherine. Hello Victims, Supersonic: LADC website. June, 2005

Hoffeberg, Judith. Review of Black and White Reproductions of the Abstract Expressionists. Umbrella Magazine, 2003

Lavitt, Lauren. Cira Circa, The 2003 Wight Biennial Catalog, 2003


Public collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Ny

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN




Born 1975 Miami, Florida

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California




University of California, Los Angeles, CA.  2004 BFA.

Valand Kunstskolan, Goteborg, Sweden

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.




Selected Solo Exhibitions


Maa-Nupi Wakipi, Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand

Uzihektaka Wakipi, (The Cave Project), Los Angeles, CA.

Kraadl, Open Satellite, Seattle, WA. (Upcoming) (Catalog)

Mesler and Hug, Los Angeles, CA. (Upcoming)



Webik: Okori Wakipi, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY.

Laau pi, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Waka Mi Cha, Trudi, Los Angeles, CA.



Art Basel Miami, Art Positions, Miami, FL. (Catalog)

Kukadiku, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland

Makawana Omawaki, Daniel Hug, Los Angeles, CA.



Beneath the Shade of the Trees, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA.



Selected Group Exhibitions


Bara, Bernhard Lehner, Chris Lipomi, Forever and a Day Buro, Berlin, Germany

Legende, Domaine de Chamarande, France (Catalog)

Black Dragon Society (closing exhibition), BDS, Los Angeles, CA.

Pruesspress, Rental Gallery, New York, NY.



Koln Show 2,  European Kunsthalle, Koln, Germany (Catalog)

Mongrel, Sixteen:One, Los Angeles, CA.

Maka Watcha Wana, High Desert Test Sites, Wonder Valley, CA.

Palisadenparenchym, Danese, New York, NY.

Kairos,  Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Trudi, (No Jerks), Rental Gallery, New York, NY.



Modern Primitivism,  Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Back from the End of the Earth, Ben Kaufmann Gallerie, Berlin, Germany

Group Show, Daniel Hug, Los Angeles, CA.

Volume 1; Breeze Over the Muffin Top, Universal Cube, Leipzig, Germany

Villa Holiday, Warsaw, Poland

Weltkunstsammlung, Centre, Berlin, Germany (Two Person)



Pictures are the Problem, Pelham Art Center, New York, NY.

The February Show, 1103 La Brea, Los Angeles, CA. (Organized)

Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.

Fastforward, House of Capri, Venice, CA.



Group Show, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

Upstream: Idea Drawings, Hayworth, Los Angeles, CA. (Organized)

High Desert Test Sights, Joshua Tree, CA.





Edward J. and Alice Mae Smith Award


Lillian Levinson Scholarship Award


Paul Sack Award



Public Collections

Seattle Art Museum

Detroit Museum of Art


Roberta Smith, "Pruesspress", New York Times, July, 2008

Paul Young, "Uzihektaka Wakipi", Los Angeles Times, February, 2008

Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, "Uzihektaka Wakipi", NYFA Current, February, 2008

Isabelle Dupuis, "Webik: Okori Wakipa", Flash Art, January, 2008

Chiara Argentini, "Good Karma", International Auctioneers, Autumn, 2007

Holte, Michael Ned,  “Mongrel”, Art Forum, November, 2007 (Good)

David Pagel,  “Mongrel”, Los Angeles Times, August, 2007 (Bad)

Holte, Michael Ned,  “Makawana Omawaki”, Art Forum, June, 2006

Bluhm, Erik, “Makawana Omawaki”, Art US, Spring, 2006