Category Archives: Mike Shine

Aqua Art Miami

As of 5am yesterday morning, the White Walls crew has temporarily relocated to Miami, Florida. The Aqua Wynwood art fair opens this Thursday, December 3rd, where you can find White Walls at Booth 50. Check out the official lineup:

White Walls in Booth 50:

AJ Fosik, Aaron Nagel, Becca, Casey Gray, Ernesto Yerena, Greg Gossel, Jesse Hazelip, Jessica Hess, Kevin Cyr, Mark Warren Jacques, Mike Shine, Morgan Slade, Nas Chompas, Ron English, Shawn Barber, Isabel Samaras, Timothy Karpinski, Kill Pixie, Lucas Soi, and Erik Foss

View exhibition online

Scroll down to see the large scale installations that Mike Shine and AJ Fosik have been working on while we hang this three day exhibition.

Even in the tightest of quarters, Mike Shine has managed to construct his signature “Art Shack” with the help of his sons and friends. The structure is solidly in place, but we all know that’s only half the battle. We anticipate long hours of painting the walls, inside and out, from Mr. Shine before the fair opens tomorrow.

Mike Shine isn’t the only artist putting his best foot forward this December. Just outside of Booth 50 near the fair entrance, AJ Fosik has installed one of his most intricate works to date. The brightly colored, three snouted creature is one of his strongest pieces of the year, if you ask us.

Aqua Art Miami : AJ Fosik

We are also happy to have Morgan Slade, Casey Gray, Aaron Nagel, Ramblin Worker, and Jesse Hazelip in Miami with us. We appreciate their efforts to be here, showing devotion to their craft and support of the gallery. Stay tuned for updates and we hope to see you in Miami this week!


Beautifying SF One Alley at a Time


Over the past year, San Francisco’s Receiver Gallery has been spreading love beyond the walls that hold its exhibitions. Orange Alley, the street behind Receiver, is undergoing a beautification project in which artists are invited to paint large scale murals outdoors. These works have come to adorn the fences, garages, and buildings of Orange Alley.

On July 13th, 2009, the Orange Alley BBQ event brought together artists like Mike Shine, Brion Nuda Rosch, Charlie Callahan, Steven Weinberg, Kyle Ranson, and Chris Duncan to paint, grub, and play music. Such affairs are bound for success, as we already know from David Choong Lee’s recent art picnic. This is why we love summer in San Francisco.

Check out more pictures at My Love for You.

Mike Giant: A Few Gorgeous Young Women


I’m starting a new series of photo/illustrations and I’m putting out a model call that opens tomorrow.  I attached some examples of the basic idea from a previous series.

And I know there’s quite a few gorgeous young women over there that I’m hoping might be up for this task.  I’m just sayin’.

Thanks for your help.  All the best.


Mike Giant Las Chicas de Burque drawing

Mike Giant Las chicas de Burque drawing

Mike Shine’s Deal with the Devil

Mike Shine‘s artwork came on the scene in a blur of splinters and mythological creatures.When he built a model of his Bolinas art shack inside the Museum of Craft and Folk Art this year, one of the key elements to the installation was a personal and in depth video interview by Stacy Peralta.

The full length video, “Raw Meat on the Doorstep,”  is now online; and it’s worth the 11 minutes of attention.

Showstoppers: Ian Johnson & Mike Shine

While ravaging the June issue of Juxtapoz we were thrilled to come upon the showstoppers, Ian Johnson and Mike Shine. The crew had good things to say about the two artists filling our walls these days, and we appreciate the love. Click below for the magazine clips.


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Weekends with Shine

When Mike Shine invited White Walls & Co up to Bolinas last weekend, we had no choice but to conquer the windy unmarked roads. His infamous art shack was everything we dreamed of, buried deep in the heart of redwoods and wildflowers. Here are a few shots from our weekend getaway.

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White Walls Walkabout

If you haven’t made it down to see “Waiting for Ararat,” this walkabout of the gallery might prompt you to get on it. Take a walk through the extraordinary world of Caleb Neelon and Mike Shine.