Agent X

Born: USA.  Based in Vancover, Canada

Queen Elizabeth (Black) , Mixed Media, 101 × 76 × 1 cm

Queen Elizabeth (Black), Mixed Media, 101 × 76 × 1 cm

 
 

Art Institute of Vancouver (Certificate of Media Arts, 2003)

Agent X, cultural explorer and agent of the unknown, creates experimental, multimedia collages, paintings, and 2D artwork. Described as ‘Pop Art with thought,’ Agent X juxtaposes pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics, and race in visually complex amalgamations expressing the anxieties of the global, post-modern world and the dark side of consumerist, media-obsessed culture. His work occupies a unique intersection between the aesthetics and philosophy of Futurism, the social critique of the Dada movement, and contemporary artistic movements ranging from Pop Art to Superflat.

Agent X was raised in Connecticut and studied in New Haven and Atlanta before moving to Canada and training at the Art Institute of Vancouver. While his work draws from formal training, his mash-up multimedia style is primarily self-developed. Agent X often combines the ephemera of the past with the glossy world of contemporary magazines and newspapers, adding paint and other mixed media to create images that cleverly critique humanity’s current obsessions and where they are leading us. While presenting a contemporary, urban veneer in his work through influences of music and fashion, sub-layers of his work dive into loaded socio-political subject matter.

Agent X jumped onto the radar when named as a semi-finalist in the 2011 New York Art Marathon, with multiple international honours that rapidly followed including winning Top Entry in the competitive Curious Art-Pie Show at Curious Duke Gallery, London and being named among ‘12 Artists to invest in now’ by New Blood Art Gallery, London. Currently based in Vancouver, Agent X has exhibited in art meccas around the world including London,Singapore, Los Angeles, Germany, Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, Spain and Toronto. 


EDUCATION

2003        Art Institute of Vancouver, Certificate of Media Arts


RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2015        Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet Campaign Artist, Corporation Project, 2014        Winner, Curious Art-Pie Show, Curious Duke Gallery, London
     Artist To look out For Vol 1, Starry Night Arts Programs, New Mexico
       Feature Entry, Sweet ‘Arts Seams Show, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London
       Winner, And the Beat Goes On Exhibition, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles
2013        Finalist, Past,Present,Future, Linus Gallery,  Los Angeles
2011        Semi-Finalist, New York Art Marathon, AG Contemporary Art Gallery, NY


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018        Impressions with Flowers, Galerie Wild, Zürich Switzerland
       Agent X Solo Exhibition, 9 Strokes Gallery, Miami
      Hip Hop is My Drug, 9 Strokes Gallery, Miami
2016        Gitana Rosa Gallery, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018        Arte Padova Art Fair, UFOFABRIK, Italy
Winter Salon Exhibition, Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City,USA
 Affordable Art Fair, Lilford Gallery, London
Some Strange Reaction, 212 Arts gallery, New York
The Artist Exhibition, 9 Strokes Gallery, Miami

2017        SHE INSPIRES Exhibition, The Untitled Space Gallery, New York
The Path-Augmented Reality Art Exhibit, The William Vale, New York
Kryon Showcase, Kryon Gallery, Amsterdam
Piece De Resistance Exhibition, Arthouse NYC Gallery, New York

2016        Dirty Summer Exhibition , Art at 41 Gallery, London
ArtSmart Contemporary Exhibition, Space W10 Gallery, London

2015        The Art Take Away Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London
DELTA: The Difference Exhibition, Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto
For the Love of London , Our/London Vodka distillery, London
For the Love of London, Beautiful Crime Art Gallery, London
Punch Exhibition , Espacio Gallery, London
Gallery Launch Show, Beautiful Crime Art Gallery, London
2014        Art Crasher Exhibition, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco  
Curious Art-Pie Show, Curious Duke Gallery, London
Reel to Reel Exhibition, Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto
Spring Exhibition, Arthouse SoHo Gallery, New York
Sweet ‘Arts Seams Show, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London
Bodies in Motion, Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto
THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT Exhibition, Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto
Salon Exhibition, Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto
Spring Exhibition, Arthouse SoHo Gallery, New York
Hip Hop Exhibition, Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto
2013        Can Pop Exhibition, Can Pop Gallery, Spain
Past, Present, Future, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles
New Blood Art, New Blood Art Gallery, London
2012        Grand Group show, SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, New York City
2011        New York Art Marathon, AG Contemporary Art Gallery, New York City


PRESS / PUBLICATIONS

Artist Talk Magazine, NAKID MAGAZINE - MINI-ISSUE X: WEED, 2018, New York Magazine, Off The Rails Magazine, 2017, Art Reveal Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Vulkan Magazine, Art Reveal Magazine, Wall Street International, Daily Mail Online, The Extra Finger Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly Magazine, 2016, FAD Magazine, Dressed & Naked Magazine, NAKID MAGAZINE, London Live Television, Bunbury Magazine, TimeOut London, Beautiful Crime Exhibition, ArtRabbit, Nakid Magazine, Section 8 Magazine, 2015, SUPPLEMENTAIRE ART & FASHION JOURNAL ISSUE #14, Artist To look out For Vol 1, Level 25 Artjournal Magazine Issue #11, LandEscape Art Review Magazine, Nailed Magazine, 2014, Brev Spread Magazine, Unfolded Magazine, Peripheral ARTeries Magazine, Artnois Magazine, Artsia Gallery, Ars Hoya Magazine, MutantSpace Magazine, On Air with Sir (From 106&Park), 2013