FriendsWithYou

FriendsWithYou

Samuel Albert Borkson b. 1979, Plantation, FL

Arturo Sandoval III b. 1976, Havana, Cuba

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions, Comissions, And Major Projects

2018

Play Works, The Pit, ALAC, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & The Unknown, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Little Cloud, The Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

2016

Super Moon, Seokchon Lake, Seoul, Korea

Light Wave, Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA

Light Cave, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Grand Rapids, MI

2015

Light Spirit, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

Rainbow City, Central Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

Light Cave, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2014

Light Cave, The Standard, High Line, New York, NY

Universal Reversal, Marine Projects, Santa Monica, CA

2013

Inner Vision, The McLemoi Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012

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

2011

FriendsWithYou, The Hole, New York, NY

Inner Space, The Secrets of the Unknown, The Hole Annex, Miami, FL

Sweet Dreams, de la Cruz Collection, Wynwood, FL

In The Beginning, Colette, Paris, France

:), The Hole, New York, NY

Rainbow City, The High Line Park, New York, NY

2010

Rainbow City, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

Building Blocks, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

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 Permanent Playground, Turnberry for the Arts, 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, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

2005

Cloud City, Museum of Contemporary Art @ The Goldman Warehouse, North 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, Miami, FL

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Light Cave, Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI

Light Spirit, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto, Canada

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Nuit Blanche featuring Light Cave, Toronto, Canada

She Sells Seashells by the Seashore, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Animotion featuring “Light Cave,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2014

Gilded Holiday, Paul Kasmin’s PK Shop, New York, NY

This is Not a Toy, DX Canada’s Design Museum, Toronto, Canada

2013

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Mondrian South Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Psychic Stones, Paul Kasmin’s PK Shop, New York, NY

Inner Vision in Between, MCLEMOI Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Cast of Characters, 709 Gallery of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA

2012

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

Happy Rainbow, Tuen Mun Town Plaza, Hong Kong

Cast of Characters, Clarion University Art Gallery, Clarion, PA

Flux Screening Series, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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

2011

Pictoplasma: Post Digital Monsters, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France

NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL

Rainbow Friends, Coletivo Amor de Madre, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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 Gallery, New York, NY

NADA Art Fair, New York, NY

2010

It Ain’t Fair, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, FL

Dadarhea, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, FL

Re:Form School presented by REDU, New York, NY

Manifest Equality, Los Angeles, CA

2009

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

Thing: Beware the Material World, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2008

Hexagone, Miami Art Space, Miami, FL

2007

TMDG Design conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Art Parade, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Guild, Emmanuel 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, Museum of Contemporary Art, 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, New York, NY

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

2003

Appetite for Mutilation, FWY and Dave Choe Exhibition, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SHIFT MOV Animation Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Wizard the Legend of Speed, Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY

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

Russian Doll Show, The Wurst 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

 

Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Tony Goldman Family Collection, Miami, FL

Montblanc International, Hamburg, Germany

Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL