Mike graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Design and Illustration, from the Art Center College of Design and thought that his career would be in art until Linkin Park got signed. Instead Mike used his artistic skills for Linkin Park’s album covers (Hybrid Theory EP, Hybrid Theory and Reanimation), merchandise and website. He also designed the CD cover for Styles of Beyond’s “2000 Fold” album, and everything for Fort Minor.Otherwise Mike’s art can also be seen on his guitars which he often paints on.
He has also taken part in other charity events such as painting a Munny and drawing on a christmas card.
Since his first art show (Diamond Hearts Spades Clubs, 2005) he has been invited to contribute art to other art shows:
Show: “Nobody Walks In LA” held in Barcelona
Show: “The Godfather Family Tradition.” (By Ron English) at
De La Barracuda Gallery, LA &New York Showroom
Piece: “Follow The Leader”
Show: “Celeritas”at Suru, LA
(This show was a charity event with all the customised helmets being auctioned for Riders For Health, Mike’s raised $10,000.00)
Piece: MS Helmet
Show: “True Self” at Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York
Show: “Sugipop!” at Portsmouth Museum of Art in Portsmouth
Piece: Skull Pile
Show: “Sanrio’s Small Gift” at Art Basel, Miami
Piece: Hello Vishnu
Note: Mike’s piece is part of the Mad Hatter Project to celebrate Alice in Wonderland‘s 60th Anniversary. Piece was sculpted by Dave Cortes from Inu Art Studio.
Show: Tiny Trifecta (2011)
Note: Overnight is 4″x6″ and is made completely out of paint- no canvas.
Show: Year Of The Labbit (2011)
Note: Spray paint, acrylic, ink, 6″H.
To see more of Mike’s art visit our gallery.