Bill Cormalis, Jr

Bill Cormalis Jr. was born on July 29th, 1974, in Arcadia, California. In his formidable years (1985-1992), being a skateboarder, he was exposed to the art and graphics on the pages of skate magazines. He began to experiment with painting, doing grip tape art, and making stencils. Growing up in a musical family, music is a major influence, and subject in many of his artworks. 2004 was the first year Bill showed his paintings publicly at the annual Monrovia "Celebrate the Arts" Festival. At this event, Bill's talent for painting was discovered, and was hired by the Monrovia Unified School District, in Monrovia, California, to produce murals promoting staying active and eating right. The project was funded by the F.D.A and U.S.D.A. Bill has painted three murals for the M.U.S.D.

In 2005-early 2006, Bill was represented by SK Visuals, a gallery located in Sierra Madre, CA. Soon after his representation at SK Visuals, Bill began exhibiting work at group shows and exhibitions throughout Southern California. In July 2008, Bill was a featured Artist at the "Weapons of Mainstream Destruction" show at Zeem Haven, located in the Oldtown Pomona Arts District. In October 2008 Bill exhibited artwork at the "MusicShare" charity benefit, in Downtown Los Angeles CA. Notable artists with work in the show were; Shepard Fairey, Slash(musician), Mark Mothersbaugh, Ron English, Lemmy Kilmeister (Motorhead). Bill has shown at the Light Gallery, The Grind, Infusions Gallery, SK Visuals, The Art Factory, Hangar 1018, Zeem Haven. In July 2009, he was the first winner of Tattooed Steels 777 Limited Design contest. His winning design was produced as a Limited Edition colored cuff.In November, 2009, Bill's ink drawing "Muffinbones" was chosen by Ovation TV to be aired on TV. The first week of December 2009, his portfolio was a featured on Artbistro.com. Bill was a featured artist at the Werewolf Gallery, Art and Scars show, January 2010, in Culver City California. 

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