Excited to have Jay Howell in town for our Artist in House Residency Program at Soho Beach House.
Jay Howell is an all around kind dude that lives in Los Angeles with his rescue dog, Street Dog. When he’s not illustrating for Vans or drawing skateboards he can be seen on the streets fuckin’ around and sayin’ classic shit. Jay designed the main characters for Fox’s hit show, Bob’s Burgers. He is currently working as an Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Art Director on Sanjay and Craig an animated children’s show for Nickelodeon.
Exposed to punk music early in life by his older sister, the Punk community immediately inspiredHowell to develop a deep love for skateboarding and D.I.Y. ethos. Jay began making his own art, self-published zines, and drawing graphics for skateboards. His unique style, irreverent humor, and funny characters are recognized internationally and have been exhibited around the world, from Slow Culture Gallery in Los Angeles to Colette in Paris.
“Punks Git Cut,” an anthology that includes reprints of his work from his punk-themed zines from the past 20 years has recently been published and currently available through Last Gasp Publishing.
Soho’s Artist-in-House residency program is organized in partnership with Primary, a multifaceted creative organization / art space that explores and promotes various forms of aesthetic expression from both established and emerging contemporary artists, within the gallery context and beyond. Based in the Miami Design District, PRIMARY works to continually expand the expectations of the contemporary art world, and to foster new, unexpected conversations between artists and the public.