Samuel Albert Borkson b. 1979, Plantation, FL

Arturo Sandoval III b. 1976, Havana, Cuba


Selected Solo Exhibitions, Comissions, And Major Projects


Light Cave, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX


Universal Reversal, Marine Projects, Santa Monica, CA


Inner Vision, The McLemoi Gallery, Sydney, Australia


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


FriendsWithYou, The Hole, New York, NY

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


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

Day Dreamers, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto, Canada


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

Get Luckies, Kidrobot, Miami Beach, FL


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


Wish Come True, Soovac, Minneapolis, MN

We Are Friends, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


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


Cloud City, MOCANoMi, Miami, FL

Good Wood Gang, Giant Robot, New York, NY

Good Wood Gang, Kidrobot, Los Angeles, CA


Get Lucky, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Get Lucky, The Box Space August, Miami, FL


Group Exhibitions


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


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


Dadarhea, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, FL


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

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


Hexagon, Miami Art Space, Miami, FL


TMDG Design conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Art Parade, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Guild, Galerie Perrotin, Miami, FL


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


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


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


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


South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists