Barry McGee, ‘Untitled (Big Head)’, 2010, V1 Gallery

About Barry McGee

A revered figure in the West Coast graffiti subculture (typically associated with the skater and surfer communities), Barry McGee makes drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations inspired by urban culture that incorporate elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, having produced work on the streets since the 1980s under the tag name “Twist”; his signature motif is the face of a man with sagging, tired eyes, rendered in an efficient linear style. McGee and his wife, artist Margaret Kilgallen were featured in the film Beautiful Losers, a 2008 documentary about Street Art and the DIY aesthetic.

American, b. 1966, San Francisco, California, based in San Francisco, California

Solo Shows

2013

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Artworks
2005
Phoenix,
ART 21: Art in the Twenty-first Century, an exhibition based on the PBS series that examined power, memory, structures and play in art.