Clayton Brothers  (American) 

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Together, American artists Rob Clayton (b.1963) and Christian Clayton (b.1967) make up the artistic duo known as the Clayton Brothers. Both artists earned BFA degrees from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. After spending most of their childhood in Colorado and vacationing frequently in California, the Clayton Brothers were inspired by the aesthetics of surf culture, street art, and punk rock. They originally worked independently on artistic projects, illustrations, and advertising assignments, and began to contribute to each other's work in 1996. The Clayton Brothers devise a common goal for a particular piece and work toward it by incorporating their shared interests and techniques. Through a symbiotic process of collaboration, they create tightly-packed narratives within vibrant painted canvases, drawing inspiration from nearby shops and businesses, overheard conversations, and intriguing neighbors. Rob and Christian currently share studio space in La Crescenta, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA. Their work has been displayed at The Armory Show in New York, the Royal Academy in London, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, WI, and Art Basel Miami, and is included in both corporate and private collections.

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Clayton Brothers, Clever to a Fault

 

Clayton Brothers
Clever to a Fault
2010

Mark Moore Gallery
Clayton Brothers, Topsy Turvy Times of Cockamamie Mumbo Jumbo

 

Clayton Brothers
Topsy Turvy Times of Cockamamie Mumbo Jumbo
2009

Mark Moore Gallery
Clayton Brothers, Wishy Washy

 

Clayton Brothers
Wishy Washy
2006

Mark Moore Gallery
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Clayton Brothers, Lost Focus

 

Clayton Brothers
Lost Focus, 2008
mixed media on paper

 

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Clayton Brothers, Play Again

 

Clayton Brothers
Play Again
mixed media

 

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Clayton Brothers, On Point

 

Clayton Brothers
On Point, 2008
mixed media on canvas

 

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1963   Rob Clayton Born in Dayton, OH
1967   Christian Clayton Born in Denver, CO
1981 - 1983   Rob Clayton attended the Colorado Institute of Art
1986 - 1989   Rob Clayton received a B.F.A. Art Center College of Design
1989 - 1991   Christian Clayton received a B.F.A. Art Center College of Design
  Both currently serve on the faculty at Art Center College of Design
  Both currently live and work in Pasadena, CA
2013   Musee de la Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France (solo)
2012   Anonymous Gallery, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México
Ace Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Casa de Empeño
All in for the 99%
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
Space // Form Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
2011   Summer Salt, The Proposition, New York, NY
The Emergence of the Pop Imagist, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea curated by Jonathan LeVine, Venice, Italy
Clayton Brothers: Inside Out, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA (solo)
2010   Inside Out, MMOCA, Madison, WI (solo)
2009   Jumbo Fruit, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA (solo)
DRAW, Shooting Gallery SF, San Francisco, CA
NEW IMAGE ART: 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Piece Process, Anonymous Gallery, New York, NY
Pieces of Heaven, The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, CA
Run, Jump and Throw – Athletics in International Contemporary Art, Rotes Rathaus, Berlin, Germany
The Dan Hopkins Collection, Montanaro Contemporary Arts, Portsmouth, RI
Apocalypse Wow!, Marco Future, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Rome, Italy
Winter Group Show, White Walls, San Francisco, CA
2008   Panorama Project 3, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY
Objects D’Art Ostrich Egg Benefit Auction, Pasadena Museum of California Art,
BLAB!: A Restrospective, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS
AS IS, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Justapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
More is More, Byblos Gallery, Verona, Italy
Opening Exhibition, Part 1:, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Heaven, Celebrating Ten Years of The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, CA
2007   Family Garden, EPS Gallery, Venice Beach, CA
Paper Trails, New Adventures in Drawing, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Exit Art, 25th Anniversary Benefit Auction, New York, NY
Maximalist Tendencies in Recent American Painting, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
The Armory Show, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
Patient, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2006   Wishy Washy, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
3rd Annual Benefit Auction for the Drawing Center, New York, NY
Two by Two, For AIDS and Art, amFAR, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
The Armory Show, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
At Home, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
2005   Visual Language, Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX
Mystery Meat, Future Prospects Gallery, Quezon City, Republic of the Philippines
Au Pays des Merveilles, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
Drawn to Expression, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, ACCD, Pasadena, CA
The Postcard Project, Improved, Foster Art, London, England
2004   Tall Stories, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Art Statements, Mackey Gallery, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL (solo)
I Come From Here, Mackey Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2003   Six Foot Eleven, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Raising the Brow, Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Raising the Brow, Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, NY
The Drawing Show, Six Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Assembly, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2002   Decipher, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY
Project Dime Bag, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Panorama Project, 69a Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Superhero, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001   Exquisite Day Project, Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
School Girls, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Green Pastures, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2000   Collaborations, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008    Caught Being Good, Artists Monograph, ROJO, Barcelona Spain
2004    Pop Surrealism, Clayton Brothers, The Rise of Underground Art, Book, Ignition Publishing, Seattle , WA, Last Gasp, San Francisco, CA
2004    Qeedrophonic, Clayton Brothers, OXOP Press, Minneapolis, MN
2003    New and Used BLAB, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA
2003    The Most Special Day of My Life, Clayton Brothers, La Luz de Jesus Press, Los Angeles. Last Gasp, San Francisco, CA