SABER


Exhibitions
2016
Italy solo art show
2015
Gambia Africa cultural exchange painting event
Guam painting event
Hawaii painting event art show
Australia solo show painting event
New Zealand painting event
2014
Paris solo art show in October
San Francisco mural event in September
2013
Opera Gallery "Tempest" Group Pop Up Show Miami Art Basel
Newcastle, England. Four Month artist painting residency. Solo art show at The Outsiders Gallery. Created entire solo show on sight with found object installation.
2012
Saber Skywriting Campaign #DefendTheArts Over NYC
Two week painting residency in Stravenger, Norway Nuart Festival. Live painting mural event with Ron English. Local media interviews. Artist discussions
Paris France Opera Gallery "Graff The Peace!Graff The War!" Group show at the former Laennec Military (Hospital Saint Germain Des Pres)
London, England. "Letters From America" artshow with Ron English
Known Gallery LA Duel Show with Revok "Beautification"
Streetart And Los Angeles: Futura and Saber give Hennessy Executives Tour
2011
MOCA LA "Art In The Streets" Museum Exhibition
Pasadena Museum Of California Art, "Street Cred" Group exhibition
Opera Gallery NY "The American Graffiti Artist" Solo Show
Art Basel Miami "UnderBelly Project" Group Show
Saber Skywriting Campaign #ArtIsNotACrime Over Los Angeles
Underbelly Paris, Secret Underground Painting Collaboration Under The Streets Of Paris
2010
“Live Painting at Slovakian Presidential event,’ Bratislava, Slovakia
Freedom, Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Duality, Pop-Up show, Los Angeles CA
2009
“Saber Speaks,” Organizing for America’s Health Reform Video Challenge (Top 20 Finalist)
Nimbus Vapor, Opera Gallery, New York, NY
1 Year Anniversary Art Exhibit & Live Painting Exhibition, Mid-City Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Legendary Belmont Tunnel, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Send Lawyers, Guns and Money, Canvas L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2008
Royal Art Show, The Seventh Letter, MAGIC Tradeshow, Las Vegas, NV
In The Land Of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
“Graffiti Expo,” Urban Arts Festival and World Bboy Masters Championships, R-16 Korea Sparkling, Gyeonggi, Korea
Life is Beautiful, Mr. Brainwash Pop-Up Show at old CBS Studios, Hollywood, CA
Will Rise, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007
Saber (solo exhibition), FIDM Museum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Close Encounters (solo exhibition), White Walls Gallery, San Francisco CA
All Writes Reserved: RETNA, REVOK & SABER, Powerhouse Gallery, New York, NY
Letters First, Barcelona, Spain
Represent, Represent: The Tempt One Art Benefit, URB Gallery, Culver City, CA
BRAVE Art, Encinitas, CA
Skin Vandals, Gallery Anno Domini, San Jose, CA
Dream Girls Art Show, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, California
2006
Letters First, Tokyo – Taipei
Superiority Complex, (curated by Saber), SCION Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Reprazent, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Work Rebels, Cachi Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Saber & David Choe, Montana Shop & Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Scion Road Trip, traveling exhibition
2005
L.A.: light/ motion/ dreams, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. vs. Brazil, 222 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Saber, Norm, Amanda Lynn, Joe Leonard & Reyes, Upper Playground, San Francisco, CA
Soothsayers, Scion installation L.A., Los Angeles, CA
Installation: Scion Art Tour, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004
100 Artists See Satan, Grand Central Arts Center, Fullerton, CA
Installation: Scion Art Tour, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA
gra (FF) ite, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Nuevo Abo, Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa CA
Mad Society King (solo exhibition), Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa CA
Installation: Scion Art Tour, Studio Soto, Boston, MA
2003
Installation: Scion Art Tour, traveling exhibition
Still Alive, Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa CA
Ayer RIP – Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa CA
Street Dreams – Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Start Soma – Coachella Gallery, San Francisco CA
Obey/Saber – Subject Matter Gallery, Costa Mesa CA
2002
Spray Can Art – Quark Hotel, Milan Italy
Contemporary Corruption II – Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Mary Magdalene Project – Stark-Kikuchi Gallery, Santa Monica CA
Street Dreams – Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Contemporary Corruption I – Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Bibliography
Books
Art in the Streets, Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, Aaron Rose, Skira Rizzoli, 2011
The History of American Graffiti, Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon, Harper Design, 2001
Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in the Urban Art Movement, Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie (ed.), Gestalten Press, 2010
Saber: Mad Society by Roger Gastman (ed.), Ginko Press, 2007 (2nd edition released May 2010)
Los Angeles Graffiti: Urban Angels Unite the Masses in America's Anti-city by Roger Gastman and Sonja Teri,
Mark Batty Publishers, 2007
Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art by Steve Grody, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2007
The History of American Graffiti, Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon, Harper Design, 2001
Periodicals
"'Art in the Streets' at MOCA: This Artweek.LA (April 18-24)," Bill Bush, The Huffington Post, April 19, 2011
"Saber of The Seventh Letter Crew at MOCA 'Art in The Streets'," Hypebeast, April 18, 2011
"Art in the Streets," Fitted Hawaii, April 18, 2011
"Art in the Streets Recap," We Love Creativity, April 17, 2011
"Art in the Streets - Geffen Contemporary at MOCA," A Healthy Design, April 16, 2011
"Art in the Streets at MOCA," LA.com, April 16, 2011
"Art in the Streets Preview," The Art Muse, April 15, 2011
"Focus: Osgemeos - 'Art in the Streets' @ MOCA," Arrested Motion, April 15, 2011
"Graffiti on Gallery Walls at MOCA's 'Art in the Streets'," Good Design, April 15, 2011
"MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' Exhibition," Highsnobiety, April 15, 2011
"Art in the Streets Preview," Trina Calderon, Lipstick Tracez, April 15, 2011
"Art review: 'Art in the Streets' at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA," Culture Monster, Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2011
"Red Hot and Street: 'Art in the Streets' Brings Fire to MOCA," Jamie Roja and Steven Harrington, The Huffington Post, April 14, 2011
"MOCA Line Up Part 2," FatCap, April 13, 2011
"Charlie Ahearn Talks About the Art in the Streets Exhibition Opening at MOCA This Weekend," Amoeblog, April 14, 2011
“The Seventh Letter,” Frank151 Media Group, Frank Book: Chapter 41, Summer 2010
“Deitch looks back on Deitch Projects,” Tim Griffin, Art Forum Magazine, June 2010
“Interview: SABER”, Khoi, Arrested Motion, posted July 27, 2010
“The New Modern Art,” Dave Hickey, Playboy Magazine, Jan./Feb.2010
“Saber: MSK,” Madsteez, Bliss Magazine (cover story), Sept. 2009
“Saber: Growing Up Into Graffiti,” My Name Is… Magazine, Issue #3, April 2009
“Bombs Away,” Willie G., Inked Magazine, Feb. 2009
“Perspective, ” Juxtapoz Magazine, Jan. 2009
“Saber: How 97 Gallons of Paint Changed One Man’s Life Forever”, by Roger Gastman and Caleb -Neelson, Juxtapoz Magazine, Seventh Letter Issue, no. 78, July 2007: 68-77
“Leading Youth Wireless Provider Partners with Living Legend of Los Angeles Street Art Offering Exclusive Content to Customers,” Business Wire, March 26, 2007
“Saber: Heavy Metal Magazine Meets H.R. Giger”, by Shelly Leopold, LA Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 34, July 13-19 2007: 32 – 40
“The Seventh Letter”, WARP Magazine, Issue 132, volume 6, 2007: 46-47
“Alfresco” by Cynthia Dea, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2007
“Follow the Leaders: Saber,” Maclean Jackson, Mass Appeal magazine, 10th anniversary Issue #41, 2006: 96-97
“LA Art,” Kana Yoshioka, Warp Magazine Japan, vol. 4, Issue 118, 2006: 28B-31B
“Saber,” Warp Magazine Japan, Issue 116, Feb. 2006: 147-152
“Saber”, by Caleb Neelson, Swindle Magazine, First Annual Icons Issue, 2006: 156-157
“Informer: Alpha Male Intelligence”, Maxim Magazine, Issue 107, Nov. 2006: 30-31
“The Road to New Orleans: The Artist Bus,” Scion Magazine, Issue 8, Summer/Fall 2006: 34-41
“Saber tC,” Scion Magazine, Issue 7, Winter/Spring 2006: 60
“Infamy,” Zio, Vapors All City Magazine, Issue 29, 2005: 68-69
“Saber: R-Tist Profile,” Tal Cooperman, Happy magazine, June 2003: 98-101
“Parting Shot,” URB magazine, March 2003
“The Call to the Streets V: L.A. Takedown,” Graphotism, Issue #29, 2003:
“Graff Paper,” Juxtapoz magazine, Issue #41, Nov./Dec. 2001: 20
“Graff Paper,” Juxtapoz magazine, Issue #32, May/June 2001: 14
“Welcome to the World of AWR-MSK: A brief history lesson on the L.A. Graff Scene, Mass Appeal magazine, 2001: 30-35
“Saber AWR takes care of business “for real,” BigTime magazine, vol. 2, Issue 5, 2000: 14-16
“Des Teufels Gottliche Bomber AWR: Angels Will Rise”, Juice Magazine Germany, Dec. 1999
“Graff Pages: A Great day on the Walls,” Ben Higa, Rap Pages Magazine, Dec. 1999: 38-39
“Graff Pages: Size Does Matter,” Gesture, Rap Pages magazine, Nov. 1998: 30-31
“Graf Pages,” Rap Pages magazine, August 1997: 42-43
“Graff Pages,” Rap Pages Magazine, June 1997: 34-35
“Graf Pages,” Rap Pages magazine, April 1997: 30-31
“L.A.’s Most Up? L.A.’s Most Wanted? Three of California’s Busiest Talk with Can Control,” Timothy Treacy, Can Control magazine, 1995
Other media appearances:
WireImage listing for MOCA Art In The Streets - Artists' Opening at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 2011
Saber Interviewed on The Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC, Jan. 2010
*Regarding OFA Video, Healthcare Reform and 1st Amendment
Tattoo Wars, Guy Aitchson vs. Aaron Cain, season 1, TLC 2007
Infamy: A Graffiti Film, Doug Pay (Dir.), Image Entertainment, 2005
*Saber is 1 of 6 stars in the film
Corporate Projects:
Live painting the Karmaloop booth at the Cable TV Convention, Los Angeles, CA 2010
Hand-painted limited edition calfskin tote bags, Luxury Loves Company, 2010
Images licensed to GelaSkins, 2009-present
“Architects of Inspiration” booth, collaboration with Roland Sands Design, ASR Tradeshow, San Diego, CA, 2008
Designed art for the Scion booth for the 2008 travelling to US Car Conventions Mural in the entrance lobby of the LA Weekly building, Culver City, CA 2008
Special limited edition spray paint can, Montana Paint Company, 2008
Limited Edition 1:24 scale Scion xB’s, 3 unique cars feature designs by SABER created especially for this project, Maisto custom shop/ SCION, 2008
Art Content Collaboration, Boost Mobile, LLC, 2007
“Speak Freely” ad campaign for LA Weekly, Ignited Minds Agency, 2006 (Won Best Integrated Campaign/ Belding Awards for Advertising Excellence in 2007)
“Road to New Orleans” Scion Road Trip, Summer 2006
Saber custom paint job, designed hood, wheels, interior and grill on a Scion tC, featured at SEMA Convention, 2006
Scion nationwide radio ad, 2006