KMNDZ

Johnny "KMNDZ" Rodriguez

GIANT ROBOT

 

ROBOT HEAD NECKLACE @ TOY ART GALLERY

 

BLAMO @ TAG

Its going down this saturday the 14th @ TAG on Melrose.

 

To All My Dying Friends

To All My Dying Friends

I hope everyone is having a stellar holiday season. Am stoked to put this print up for sale as its my favorite up to date. Colors are spot on and its printed at a manageable size. Enjoy your Christmas and your family!

Edition of 40
14×20″ Archival Pigment Print on 300gsm Fine art paper.

Edition of 40

 

INSTAGRAM ogkmndz

Finally took the leap. Follow me @ ogkmndz

yeah I know, ten years later!!!!

 

D CON @ TRAMPT booth

So hard not to spent a million dollars hanging out at DCON. Ran into Mr. NC and we had a little back and forth on a Mega Munny we painted at the booth. Fun day, next stop is the Blamo show @ TAG.

 

DAX Gallery grand opening

 

1XRUN

1XRUN
“To All My Dying Friends” is up and available for purchase.

Happy halloween!

 

ROUND 3 1XRUN -N- KMNDZ

Check back this coming Wednesday. Will post a link to 1XRUN

 

Across from UNDFTD

 

ozzie ozzie ozzie, oi, oi, oi

R.I.P. MD

 

Merry Karnowsky + Tarfest

 

Finished TAG piece

 

TAG

 

Getting on the grind

 

Family Ornaments up on the store

I posted five paintings on the store
5×7
original acrylic painting
on 300lb. cold pressed paper

Named after my brothers and sisters. They take on the shape of how I view each of them within the family. I love them all for putting up with me.

Enjoy

Love and prayers to Boston and Tim Redman

 

Wider than a postcard

Wider than a postcard
A group exhibition curated by Sven Davis
Breeze Block Gallery Portland OR.
2 May – 1 June 2013

 

KOBE

Dahntay Jones got away with ridding dirty! AGAIN!!!!

 

“ALL YOU CAN EAT”

IT’S TIME FOR “ALL YOU CAN EAT” THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH @ BUNNY GUNNER. OVER 500 WORKS OF ART BY SOME OF THE HOTTEST ARTIST AROUND!

 

The Art Hustle SERIES 3

SERIES 3
In stores February, 2013! 
The Cardhacks and SideKick Media are pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Art Hustle Series 3 trading cards! (Complete roster below and on www.thearthustle.com

Series 3 Highlights:
Over 110 Participating Artists & Personalities  
Original Art/Sketch Cards
Signature Cards 
Special Inserts produced exclusively for The Art Hustle Series 3: 
   Jumbo Cards
   Artist Brush Cards    
   Luke Chueh Stand-Ups

About The Art Hustle ®
The Art Hustle is a boutique trading card series featuring Contemporary Artists & Art. Uniquely presented on trading cards, this curated series is very much a collaborative effort with the participating artists. 

Included in the classic wax packs are Artist Profile Cards and Art Cards; all with interesting facts on the backs that you don’t want to miss. Artist-customized cards have been randomly inserted into packs, so you have the chance to pull an actual original piece of artwork. Signature Cards and Special Inserts have also been included; All contributing to a fun and unique art-discovery experience. 

Series 3 complete Roster: 

AIKO
TATSUHIKO AKASHI
ANGRYWOEBOTS
APAK!
AREK
GLENN BARR
GARY BASEMAN
BIG KEV’S GEEK STUFF
DAN BINA
BRANDON BIRD
BLObPUS
JEREMY BRAUTMAN
CHRISTIAN BREITKREUTZ
JON BURGERMAN
BONNIE BURTON
MORI CHACK
DREW CHRISTIE
TIM CONLON
COOKIES -N- CREAM
DAVE COOPER
cope2
MOLLY CRABAPPLE
CYCLE
DEFER
MICHAEL DELAHAUT
JESSE DeSTASIO
ERIC NOCELLA DIAZ
DIRTY DONNY 
CHRIS DYER
TRISTAN EATON
eBoy
EINE
MICHAEL FLEMING
JASON FREENY
EMILIO GARCIA
ROGER GASTMAN
NICHOLAS GAZIN
TODD GOLDMAN
DAVE GONZALES
ROCKY GRIMES
GRIS GRIMLY
JOE HAHN
HARIKEN
HAZE XXL
DAVID HEALEY
OLIVER HIBERT
J✭RYU + babyvtec
MATT JONES
ERIC JOYNER
jonpaulkaiser
KEITHING
KET
JEREMIAH KETNER
CHIP KIDD
KiLL!
KING157
KMNDZ
KONATSU
LINDSEY KUHN
PETER KUPER
PATRICK LAM * MUNKY KING
JEFF LAMM
SIMONE LEGNO
LEV * TOY TOKYO
JONATHAN LeVINE
ANTHONY LISTER
lola
JIM MAHFOOD
RANDY MARTINEZ
MCA (EVIL DESIGN)
ELIZABETH McGRATH
METAL MAN ED
BRANDI MILNE
Мишка
JUNKO MIZUNO
BRENDAN MONROE
motorbot
MR. DEN
MARK NAGATA
KYMIA NAWABI
CALEB NEELON
NIAGARA
JARED NICKERSON
MACKIE OSBORNE
OsiRisORion
MATT PANUSKA
RITZY PERIWINKLE
LOU PIMENTEL
ROB REGER
RISK
JOHNNY RYAN
SERGEY SAFONOV
DAVE SAVAGE
SCREAMING SKY GALLERY
JASON SIU
SKWAK
WINSTON SMITH
SMK
STEVE TALKOWSKI
KEN TANAKA
GARY TAXALI
TENACIOUS TOYS
THINKSPACE GALLERY
VAN ARNO
DENISE VASQUEZ
VISEone
VOLTAIRE
SCOTT WILKOWSKI
THE WITNES AWR
CHET ZAR

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR YALL

I hope this finds you all well and healthy. All is well on my end. Am in the lab working on some small paintings for “All you can eat” in Pomona @ bunny Gunner, More info soon. Will also be putting a few postcards in a show in portland, more info soon =). Till then I’m posting a few Sucker Free prints up on my store from the 1XRUN.

 

Merry Christmas to all

 

Blink-182 Tour Poster artist variant

Ok peeps, here it is. My artist variation on the Blink-182 Cornwall show from over the summer. Its a killer super bright neon green screen print. I’m releasing 75 this coming monday on my new KMNDZ big cartel store.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

 

SIGNED & SHIPPED

Thanks once again to the fine folks at 1XRUN and big hugs to all who picked up a print. Thank you for your support and believing in my work.

 

HiFructose

My Friends at Hi-Fructose posted some shots of my sketch book… thnxs guys, U rock

HiFructose

 

Blink-182 Tour Poster

Don’t remember sharing this screen print. I also did my own color way and will be releasing it very soon. If you happen to own this blue version, I would gladly trade you for a signed embellished green version. (just saying)

 

Painted a Munny

 

Sucker Free @ the gallery

Heres a shot of Sucker free from the Merry Karnowsky show. Prints went on sale today, until the 6th or once sold out. Be sure to check your candy after trick or treating! Just saying

 

1XRUN

 

1XRUN & KMNDZ

As most of you know its rare I do prints of my work. This in fact would be the second print I’ve released. The first with 1XRUN sold out in an afternoon. With that said I’m honored 1XRUN brought me back for the second print release. Keep an eye out for “SUCKER FREE“.

1xRUN

 

VANS HALF CAB ANNIVERSARY

 

Painting at the TAR FEST with Craola

TARFEST MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY
ON SEPTEMBER 22nd

Los Angeles’ Free/All Ages Annual Music & Art Festival Returns to the Historic La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 22nd

August 29, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – 89.9 KCRW and LAUNCH LA present Los Angeles’ 10th Annual free, all ages Music & Art festival,TARFEST, which returns to the historic La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 22nd, with an impressive lineup of musical performances, live art exhibits, Biergarten, Wine Bar and local gourmet food for the whole family to enjoy.

TARFEST will take place from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Saturday, September 22nd with performances by red-hot indie-rock bands Blondfire, Helena, Soft Swells, So Many Wizards, The Steelwells andThe Makepeace Brothers with live paintings by revered artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez ,Van Saro.and CODAK Smith, A featured sculpture by Bertil Petersson, produced through a unique partnership with USA Projects, will make its debut along with sculptures by Tom Winter, Mattia Biaggi and David O. Johnson. The festivities will also include a Lagunitas Biergarten, a wine bar sponsored by Whole Foods and gourmet food trucks Dosa, Twist Burger, Joe’s Pizza, Roll;n Lobster and Cool Haus, as well as fun social awareness and activities provided by Keep A Breast Foundation, Keep A Breast Non Toxic Revolution, The Pablove Foundation and Hoop It Up Worldwide.

About TARFEST/LAUNCH LA: TARFEST, produced and managed by LAUNCH, provides important performance and exhibition opportunities to some of the regions finest emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators on the historic Miracle Mile of Los Angeles. LAUNCH is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit social enterprise that produces, manages and directs events, programs and exhibitions with the purpose of developing artist – audience relationships throughout important Los Angeles communities. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art-forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings. With the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations, LAUNCH strives to engage a broad cross section of Angelenos in cultural events that foster mutual understanding and creative expression.

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TARFEST SCHEDULE:
Thursday, September 20, 6 – 10pm
TARFEST 10 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition, 2003 – 2012
September 15th – 29th, 2012
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Variety Building (East Annex)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Curated by Holly Harrison, Curatorial Administrator, Contemporary Art, LACMA

Saturday, September 22, 2 – 9pm
89.9 KCRW and LAUNCH LA presents:
TARFEST Music and Art Festival
FREE/ALL AGES
La Brea Tar Pits Park (Hancock Park)
5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

For More Information:
www.tarfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TarfestFREEMusicAndArtFestival
http://launchla.org/

Press Contact:
Austin Griswold
Secret Service Publicity
Austin@secretservicepr.com

 

PEARL JAM POSTER

Worked on a killer Poster with Mr. Greg.
It’s an 8 Color Screen Printed Poster created for the Pearl Jam show in Arras, France on June 30, 2012 by Greg “Craola” Simkins & Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez
Size: 21 x 35 inches
Limited Edition of 200
Hand Signed & Numbered
SHIP DATE: Monday, July 16th, 2012
IMSCARED

 

Kingdom Animalia

 

ONE STEP BEYOND CLOSING THIS WEEKEND

I’ll plan to be around Saturday with my pen for some sketching. Bring your books

Here are a few things to look out for.
-Will be working on a new print with 1xRUN
-NYC in the summer at house of vans for Cabs 20 year anniversary of the half cab shoe.
- Releasing a few concert posters, one will be a collab with Craola. Its all I can say about the till after the concert
-Donating a piece to the Land Rover Jaguar show that will benefit Big Life Foundation Africa. June 29th
-Will be teeming up with Dayo again to paint a mural at the new Shoyoroll studios… OSSS!!

That should do it for now. Hope y’all for doing well… BBQ at my house!!!!

 

THANX

I was stoked to see a bunch of you at the show. A big hug to the few that flew out for it. I’d like to think you came out just for me =).
Special thanks to Lorraine, Merry, Greg, Gregs Jessica, Merrys Jessica, Jessica Rabbit, Jessica Alba, Sir James, Master Ezren, and my Family. I covet your support and kind words. If you didn’t make it out to the show no worries, it’ll be up till May 19th. If you have no plans on attending then I’d like an essay explaining your treachery. JK… No seriously!

Lots of love, God is super cool
Johnny

For a few shots of the show, please visit the fine folks at Arrested Motion. THNX GUYS

To view full Exhibition please Visti Merry Karnowsky Gallery

If you’d like me to add you to my mailing list please hit me up at Johnny@kmndz.com

 

THE DISHES ARE DONE MAN!

All accounted for and delivered to MK

 

MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY

Well my friends, it’s finally here. I’m showing at Merry Karnowsky this weekend (April 21st). Yeah If there is one thing I am not, its jaded. Im my eyes its Everest, Mecha, winning mundials as a black belt. Anything else I’m going after is icing on my Tres leches. I obviously have a healthy respect for the gallery. It spans from the amazing artist that have used MK as a platform to share their ideals. It’s what the Staple center is becoming, that magical place in LA where I saw the Lakers take Boston to game seven and CRUSH them. Not to mention the direction Merry has given me through out my learning process.

Hand on heart, I love art. I love making it, looking at it, buying it, sharing it. I love God for blessing me with his amazing gift. Humbled to not only show with Merry but along side the Monsta Craola.

OSSSS,
Johnny

POPART QUIZ:
The first person to show up on Saturday and tell me the name of the gallery I first started showing at will receive a nice gift in the mail.

 

KMNDZ X Craloa X Merry Karnowsky

April 21st is just around the corner. I’m feeling good, scared, nervous, happy, and blessed at the same time. Its similar to how I feel before a fight in a tournament. A plethora of emotions that have been driving me to explore and learn. I’m not to sure I’ll release any photos, as the work is looking different and would rather save it for opening night. Or maybe Merry will sneak some photos out… we shall see.

I’m showing at my all time favorite gallery in the universe with one of my art heroes. How can it getter any better? I trust it will and I’m stoked to see how.

God is good, talk to y’all soon… OSSSS!

 

Baby TattooVille come and gone

No sleep, lots of art, a little drama, and Tons of fun. How Bob does it… I don’t know but he’s the man, and the attendees rock big time.

here a photo I stole… me, Soto, Hussar, Baseman

 

Laaaakersss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m crushed… haven’t felt this off in a wile. I had a dream last night that it was all a dream. The only thing that remains true, win or loose… I still bleed Purple N Gold. So I’m left to pick a team for this year. I’m a little on the fence with who I’d love to see win, but one things for sure. Beat MIAMI

 

upperplayground

Just got back from the Fifty24 show. Sf treated me well so if some of you Dodger fans can find it in you to be a little more hospitable that would be great. Prints are up on Upperplayground

I’ll post some photos once I settle in…. and yes I MISSED YOU LA

 

 

THE HEAVIEST

 

KMNDZ X CAT CULT PRESS = 5024sf

I hooked up with Sir Ian from Cat Cult and he produced a killer three layered screen print of Salt Peanuts. Salt Peanuts was a 8×8′ piece I painted for the Think space anniversary show. The small run is for my up coming solo at Fifty24 SF in April. I’m always getting grief for not producing prints or small affordable paintings. Well this show should solve everyones problems including global warming and male pattern baldness. More info to come, till then enjoy the sneak peek.

 

FRIENDS ART

My little brother going big in Hawaii next to the 123KLAN and the sketch is of me by Mr. Danny Hamilton… he was the court room sketch artist in Legally blond… thankx Dan

 

Prague was cold and kinda old

Recently got back from Prague, working on another top secret project. Kinda of a cool place worked a bunch so not much time to goof around. The pict is of a new friend Meredith wile hanging around on set.

Also getting ready for Fifty24, a show that I’m stoked for. Small gallery that has been host to some of my favorite artists. As some of you know I’ll follow it up with a solo show in LA at my all time dream gallery… CRAZY STOKED!!!!

Just about finished with all the paintings, just doing finishing touches. The majority of the show will be made up of small affordable pieces (your voice was heard). Only three large pieces and working on a print or a screen print… crossing fingers. Some photos and more info the closer we get to the show. If your in the SF area, please stop by and say hi. Talking to you Danielle

 

Sketch Theatre

The fine people at Sketch Theatre pinned me down to a chair in Hussars room at Baby Tattooville. Not all that fond of what I sketched so I promised them I’d return and bust something proper. Till then enjoy

Sketch Theatre

 

RIP Andy Irons

 

Gasoline Gallery

My Home Steve hooked up a skate deck show at Gasoline… hope to see you there

 

Creative Spaces Project

My Homie Kevin hooked up a photo shoot for his Creative Spaces project… Check It

 

Baby Tattooville

ORIGINAL POST – October 4th, 2010 by kmndz

I have lots to say about this last weekend at Baby Tattooville. However, my brain is still mush so I’ll leave you with a single photo that should sum up a rad weekend.

so tired
J

 

Thinkspace Gallery Five year Anniversary

 

DicE Magazine

So the good people of DicE Magazine hooked up the cover spot. Hands down my favorite Moto Mag, has that DIY feel. Next up, get my Triumph featured once Earl is done. If you’d like to pick up a copy hit’em up at DicE

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer… was Comicon as crazy for you as it was for me? The cover art is currently hanging in the Bristol Museum for the ART FROM THE NEW WORLD show