poster for Don Oehl Exhibition

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Don Oehl’s career in the arts began when he studied dance at the Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts. His interest in visual arts led him to Paris—where he studied drawing and painting at the Ecole du Louvre. He was hooked, but his wanderlust and desire for fresh creative energy drew him to downtown New York City in 1995. The vibrant mix of haute couture, downtown street fashion and graffiti greatly influenced his illustrations. He’s remained in the city ever since.

After studying Fashion Illustration at NYC’s FIT, Don landed a job with a point of purchase design company, where worked on point of sale and window displays for clients like Clinique, Aveda and Bergdorf Goodman. From there he moved to publishing, working at Seventeen, Elle and domino. He survived to tell the tale.

Don developed his illustrations, finding them to be the ultimate way of expressing himself through fashion, movement, shapes, and color—all with a wink. Don continues to gather inspiration from his surroundings as well as artists like Andy Warhol, Patrick Nagel, Kenneth Paul Block, Dondi White and John Luke Eastman.

[Image: Don Oehl "Chanel"]



from September 08, 2011 to October 09, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-09-08 from 18:00 to 20:00


Don Oehl

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