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Justin Dawes is an artisit currently residing in Min Buri, Bangkok, Thailand. He has no formal training in art. He has shown work in various Portland, Oregon galleries including 12X16 Gallery, Backspace, Milepost 5, and Rumblefish Studios. His commissioned work is displayed in many Portland businesses such as Grain Clinic, MiHO Izakaya, and ecoPDX. He has played in the bands Joys of Oil (1995-1998) and Honey Wars (2003-present). He was born in Utica, NY and attended Emerson College and Portland State University (BA, MEd). His artistic endeavors include:

  • Welded steel/mixed media sculpture (1990s)
  • Theatrical prop/instrument/program design
  • Band posters/flyer/album art (1994-present)
  • Illustrations/drawings/comic art
  • Stencil/poster street art
  • Light boxes
  • Paintings
  • Commission pieces
  • Mixed media collage
  • street art & installations

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