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Shepard Fairey Edit Profile

artist , illustrator , Graphic designer

Shepard Fairey, artist, graphic designer, illustrator. Named one of Men of the Year, Gentlemen’s Quarterly Magazine, 2008, The 100 Agents of Change, Rolling Stone magazine, 2009.


Fairey, Shepard was born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Rhode Island School Design, 1992.


Founder, director Obey Giant campaign, Los Angeles, since 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include iconic posters of Andre the Giant and Barack Obama, one-man shows include Tin Man Alley Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2001, 1300 Gallery, Cleveland, Milk, San Francisco, 2003, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, 2004, 2005, 2007, Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento, 2004, 2005, 2007, Back Room Gallery, Philadelphia, 2005, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, 2006, 2008, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Brooklyn, 2007, Stolen Space Gallery, London, 2007, Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 2009.