26: Matt Dickson

26: Matt Dickson
26: Matt Dickson
Courtesy of Matt Dickson

26: Matt Dickson

Matt Dickson's interest in drawing started on the street. He spent a few years in the graffiti, where he says he was attracted to the creativity and camaraderie among like artists. He left the street art scene for art school in California, as he felt the importance of having awareness of the other end of the art spectrum.

He's currently teaching at New School for the Arts and Academics and co-runs Anti_Art School with Rachel Bess.

Read more about Dickson and his works, including more details about his show this First Friday, at Perihelion Arts, after the jump ...

26: Matt Dickson
Courtesy of Matt Dickson

1. List five things on your Inspiration Wall (real or imagined).

- My original Kenny Rogers The Gambler vinyl album cover. - One bottle of Country Club Malt Liquor - A glow in the dark Virgin Mary (may her visage shine night and day) - A rusty bullet hole riddled spray can - An empty bottle of diet Faygo (real heads know).

2. What's your last big project? The Alter bike built in collaboration with Ari Baccamonte. It is a three-wheeled bike with a three walled structure which can serve as a traveling shrine or mobile gallery.

3. What's your next big project? A solo show this September at Perihelion Gallery, opening on Sept. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. It will run through Sept. 25.

4. What's something you want Phoenix to know about you? (And, if you're game, what's something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you?) I like to draw a lot.

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith

97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew
61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz
59. Lynn Fisher
58. Tanner Woodford
57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer
55. Tom Leveen
54. Patti Parsons
53. Tedd McDonah
52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd
50. Monica Aissa Martinez
49. Stefan Shepherd
48. Jenny Poon
47. Matt Moore
46. Andrea Hanley
45. Julie Hampton
44. Ted Decker
43. Saskia Jorda
42. Michael Bergfalk
41. Scott Baxter
40. Carrie Marill
39. Kobina Banning
38. Suzanne Falk
37. Jon Haddock
36. Kade Twist
35. Cindy Dach
34. John Wagner
33. Roy Wasson Valle
32. Sue Chenoweth
31. Patricia Colleen Murphy
30. David Quan
29. Lesli Yazzie
28. Nathan Feller

27. Cassandra Coblentz

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