100 Creatives

26: 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 ...

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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