FriendsWithYou

 

FriendsWithYou are a duo from Miami now working in Los Angeles who aim to bring luck and magic to the world through their fine artworks, design and multi media work. They make painting and sculpture but also video, inflatable art, websites and graphic design. Their work has been featured around the world in many different venues, and they were the inaugural show for The Hole at our Bowery space.

 

FriendsWithYou

Samuel Albert Borkson b. 1979, Plantation, FL

Arturo Sandoval III b. 1976, Havana, Cuba

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions, Comissions, And Major Projects

2013

Inner Vision, The McLemoi Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012

Happy Rainbow, Tuen Mun Town Plaza, Hong Kong, China

2011

The Hole, New York, NY

http://theholenyc.com/2011/06/10/friendwithyou/

Inner Space, The Secrets of the Unknown, The Hole @ FriendsWithYou Gallery, Miami, FL

In The Beginning by FriendsWithYou, Colette, Paris, France

☺, Chelsea, New York, NY

Rainbow City, AOL X The High Line, New York, NY

 

2010

Rainbow City, Luminato Festival of Art & Creativity, Toronto, Canada

Day Dreamers, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto, Canada

 

2009

Pictopia Fun House, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Museum, Berlin, Germany

Get Luckies, Kidrobot, Miami Beach, FL

 

2008

Fun House, Scope Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, FL

Fun House, 944 Magazine Anniversary, Las Vegas, NV

Dream Maker, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

 

2007

Wish Come True, Soovac, Minneapolis, MN

We Are Friends, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

2006

Rainbow Valley, Aventura Mall, Aventura, FL

Skywalkers, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL

Garden of Friendship, Diesel Denim Gallery, New York, NY

Birds Of Pray, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Power Pond, MOCANoMi, Miami, FL

 

2005

Cloud City, MOCANoMi, Miami, FL

Good Wood Gang, Giant Robot, New York, NY

Good Wood Gang, Kidrobot, Los Angeles, CA

 

2004

Get Lucky, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Get Lucky, The Box Space August, Miami, FL

 

Group Exhibtions

2012

Flights from Wonder, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

 

2011

The South Florida Cultural Consortium, The Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

Party Animals, Royal/T Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

FACEMAKER, Royal/T Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Dadarhea, Canada, New York, NY

 

2010

Dadarhea, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2009

Three Apples: Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary, Royal/T Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Thing: Beware the Material World, AGWA, Perth, Australia

 

2008

Hexagon, Miami Art Space, Miami, FL

 

2007

TMDG Design conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Art Parade, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Guild, Galerie Perrotin, Miami, FL

 

2006

The official FriendsWithYou Bootleg Show, Helium Cowboy, Hamburg, Germany

Pictoplasma 2, Berlin, Germany

Demons to Diamonds, Locusts Projects, Miami, FL

MTV Underground Toys, The Showroom NYC, NY

 

2005

Hanging By a Thread, The Moore Space, Miami, FL

Everywhere Show, Mendenhall Sobeiski Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Project FOX, Copenhagen, Denmark

Optic Nerve, Official selection, MOCANoMi, Miami, FL

MOVE Conference: Stories in Motion, New York, NY

Plushtastrophe, Black Market, Los Angeles, CA

Hide and Seek with Hello Kitty, Hong Kong, China

 

2004

Neighborhood, Studio Berlin, Germany

Pictoplasma, Berlin, Germany

Characters at War, Zentralbuero, Berlin, Germany

Aqui Uzumaki, HPGRP Hanna, Ginza Tokyo, Japan

Characters by Design, Gray Matters Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Plushtastrophe, Magic Pony, Toronto, Ontario

Plushtastrophe, Double Punch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Plushtastrophe, Basil Hallward Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Pictoplasma, Future is Now Gallery, NY, NY

Subcultures Toy Show, Mark K. Wheeler Gallery Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

2003

Appetite for Mutilation, San Francisco, CA

SHIFT MOV Animation Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Nike Lab: Mr. Wizard the Legend of Speed, Los Angeles, CA

Nike Lab: Mr. Wizard the Legend of Speed, New York, NY

Little Cakes Book Show, HPGRP Hanna, Ginza Tokyo, Japan

Russian Doll Show, The Worst Gallery, Portland, OR

Stick em’ up, OBJEX Art Space, Miami, FL

See this and Die, The Creek, Miami, FL

 

Awards & Recognition

2010

South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists