Los Angeles based artist Josh Mayhem's (b. 1979) lifelong habit of collecting children's playthings has fueled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d'art. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his “Blown Away” series, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this aesthetic has led to Mayhem being nominated for Designer Toy Awards, multiple releases with Kidrobot; the premiere worldwide creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, having a solo exhibition at Clutter Gallery in Beacon NY, a solo exhibition and artist residency at Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles CA, a solo exhibition at PIQ Grand Central Terminal NY, and an exclusive partnership with China's leading art toy retailer, 1983 TOYS.

In the process of creating his well-known sculptural works, Josh Mayhem has used dozens of gallery-quality canvases as drop cloths and as each became decorated with an accumulation of colorful drips, patterns began to emerge in the artist's mind. Augmenting each one with coatings of synthetic resin and additional painted splashes, these Gravitate series exude complexity through the floating effect the various layers create.

Collectors include: Greg Anzalone (CEO Sideshow Collectibles), Matt Altman (Million Dollar Listing) and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
"DRIP" The Crown Collection, Los Angeles, California
"Hypebreeze" The Crown Collection, Denver, Colorado
"Cuteness in The Wind" PIQ, Grand Central Terminal, New York
"Gravitate" Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Josh Mayhem Solo Show" Clutter Gallery, Beacon, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
"Don't Drink the Kool Aid" Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Art Palm Springs" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Palm Springs, California
"L.A. Art Show" with Arushi Arts, Los Angeles, California
"L.A. Art Show" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2019
"Context Art Miami" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Miami, Florida
"(not another) Art Show" Aced Gallery, Miami, Florida
"Doheny Room Exhibition/ Delano Hotel" Aced Gallery, Miami, Florida
"Boulan Hotel Exhibition" Aced Gallery, Miami, Florida
"SOFA Chicago" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
"Splotch Custom Exhibition" DesignerCon, Anaheim, California
"Texas Contemporary" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Houston, Texas
"Mega NYCC" New York Comic Con, New York
"Affordable Art Fair" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, New York City, New York
"The Art of Sneakers" snkrINC Pop Up Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Beijing Toy Show" with Anatoy, Beijing, China
"Art Market Hamptons" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
"Travelin' Creatures" PIQ Hudson Yards, New York City, NY
"Rattle and Bones" Clutter Gallery, Beacon, New York
"I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter" VS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
"Fractured Bloom" Five Points Festival, New York City, New York
"CODE RED- Quiccs Solo Show" myplasticheart, New York City, New York
"Untitled - Edition 1" Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Grand PIQ" PIQ Hudson Yards, New York City, New York
"The Glow Show" Clutter Gallery, Beacon, New York
"SC Braver Exhibition" Vintage & Vinyl Club, Hong Kong
"Art Palm Springs" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Palm Springs, California

2018
"Legened of Lunar Beast" Culture Cartel Con, Singapore
"Street Meet!!!" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"1983 ATS: Toy Dream Maker" Enjoy Art Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing
"Art Market Hamptons" with Bruce Lurie Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
"Aloha! Lolligag Custom Show" PIQ, Grand Central Terminal, New York
"NBA All Star Cross Over" Majestic Hotel, Los Angeles, California

2017
"Toy Stories - Star Wars Edition" Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Toy Stories" Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"The Art of Daruma" Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention, Singapore
"Show Me The Munny" Rule Gallery / Leisure Gallery, Denver, Colorado
"Warner Bros Entertainment x Funko - Marvin The Martian: Space Clones Custom Show" Funko Pop Up Shop, San Diego Comic Con, San Diego, California
"TRASHed Coachella: The Art of Recycling" Coachella Festival, Indio, California
"Skullhead Samurai Custom Show" FLABSLAB, Singapore

2016    
"Artsy Tartsy" Farmers Daughter Hotel, Los Angeles, California
"Confection Affection" New York Comic Con, New York
"DTA Dunny Show" New York Comic Con, New York
"Bitches Be Trippin'" New York Comic Con, New York
"Kaleidoscope of Kyoot" Clutter Gallery, Beacon, New York
"the pARTy" NeueHouse, Hollywood, California
"Hello Kitty & 99 Friends Show" PIQ, Grand Central Terminal, New York
"All J Long" Suburban Vinyl, Waldwick, New Jersey

2015
"
DTA Dunny Show" Clutter Gallery, Beacon, New York

2014
"
Dead As F*ck" DesignerCon, Pasadena, California
"Monster Kolor Custom Show" PIQ, Grand Central Terminal, New York
"Toy Box Cleveland" Breakneck Gallery, Lakewood, Ohio
"Clutter Custom Show" Clutter Gallery, Beacon, New York

2013
"20 Rangers for 20 Years" Toy Art Gallery, Hollywood, California
"TAG Anniversary Show" Toy Art Gallery, Hollywood, California
"Music To My Ears" Toy Art Gallery, Hollywood, California
"The Ghost Within Us" San Diego Comic Con, San Diego, California
"Designing Outside The Lines" 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, California
"So Bad Ass It's Good" WonderCon, Anaheim, California
"Spring Forward" Blu Dot, Hollywood, California
"Art Without Borders" Art Whino, National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland

2012
"Hug" Toy Art Gallery, Hollywood, California
"Dunny Show" Plastic Chapel, Denver, Colorado
"Memories Are Made of These" Munky King, Hollywood, California
"Battle of a Lifetime" Pehrspace Gallery, Los Angeles
"Playsam 500" Super 7, San Francisco
"Twisted Mickey" Suntec City Mall, Singapore
"Bellicosity" Toy Art Gallery, Hollywood, California

2011
"Holiday Bizarr" Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, California


AWARDS

2017
Best of Show (Small Recycling Bin), TRASHed Coachella: The Art of Reycling Preview Exhibition, Zynderia Studios, LA

2016
Breakthrough Artist Nomination - Designer Toy Awards, New York
Custom of the Year Nomination - Designer Toy Awards, New York

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

2018
"
Gravitate Featuring Josh Mayhem" CON ART Magazine
"Super Player" 24 Page Pictured Spread, Designer Books

2017
"
Josh Mayhem's Solo Show of Blown Away Works" CoART Magazine

2015
"
Mischief & Mayhem" Clutter Magazine

2014
"
Josh Mayhem Makes Gunnys & Customizes Munny's" News.Entertainment.Earth.Com
"John Mayhem Makes Awesome Custom Toys with Old Gundam Kits" Geek Magazine



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