Tag: Cycle

January 18, 2016

February – May, 2010
Woodward Gallery Project Space

CYCLE grew up in rural Connecticut very close to nature. He remembers being young and curious about the woods and animals directly out his back window. He knew NYC was a playground full of adventure, but felt a connection with the nature he was familiar with. As a young adult, his curiosity found him climbing not on trees, but through train tunnels and high onto rooftops painting graffiti and zipping full speed through downtown NYC traffic on a skateboard. It didn’t take long before the urban landscape became his new backyard. The greens of a thick tree, spring woods was replaced by the grays of concrete and the damp rusty smell of the subways.

Recently CYCLE yearned for the easier time of his childhood, and the simple fun of the forest in his backyard. With so much of his legendary artwork based around experiences coming from urban living, he decided it was a time for a change- a conscious return to something meaningful. Cycle has begun to incorporate natural elements into his work.


I find the juxtaposition between the graffiti of the urban setting and elements of nature such as animals to be a fascinating combination. They seem diametrically opposite of each other, but both have influenced me to be the person I am today. With Forest Spirit, I try to once again to explore this contradiction.


CYCLE received a BFA from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Masters Degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. He has been featured in galleries in NYC, Washington, DC, LA, San Francisco and Paris, as well as at the prestigious, Art Basel, Miami fair. He has done exterior murals and installations in New York, San Francisco and Miami. CYCLE has been commissioned by KidRobot, Think Skateboards, and Disney XD for projects. CYCLE’s work has also been profiled in publications: Juxtapoz, Mass Appeal, Complex, and Time Out, New York and is illustrated in numerous books on street art. CYCLE currently lives and works in New York City.

January 10, 2015

January 10 – February 28, 2015
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery boldly unites a group of twenty living artists working in different styles ranging from figurative to street, surreal to abstract. The exhibition is a cross sample of art Woodward exhibits highlighting the range of the Contemporary market.

Richard Hambleton’s 1983 Dancing Shadowman sets the mood. Sabina Forbes II sets the table from a retro 50’s inspired still life into a colorful contemporary feast. Gabriel Specter takes over the gallery entrance with an exciting, aesthetic sculptural installation. Deborah Claxton stuns by assembling thousands of hand cut paper pieces to create a photographic image.

The featured artists are: Rick Begneaud, Susan Breen, Thomas Buildmore, Cycle, Deborah Claxton, Darkcloud, Natalie Edgar, Sabina Forbes II, Richard Hambleton, Hiro Ichikawa, JMR, Mark Mastroianni, Moody, Margaret Morrison, Kenji Nakayama, Terence Netter, Gabriel Specter, Jeremy Szopinski, stikman, and Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk.


Exhibition Press:
Wall Street International
The Villager

June 28, 2014

Group Show
June 28 – July 26, 2014
Woodward Gallery

This summer, as part of Woodward Gallery’s year-long 20th Anniversary Exhibition calendar, a Retrospective of Public Art will be featured. The mural from the outdoor wall of their Eldridge Street Project Space will be presented in unison, a massive installation covering the Gallery’s large interior space.

Woodward Gallery designated the public wall at 132A Eldridge for Street Artists to legally paint. Since 2008, invited Artists were asked to create a four panel work of art approximately 15 feet (457 cm) in total size. Over the years, this exterior wall of the Gallery’s annex–GHOST Art Lounge, has become a NYC attraction with thousands of Twitter and Instagram pictures shared to date!

The exhibition of provocative and colorful original murals will include Street Artists:
BLUdog, Cassius Fouler, Chris RWK, Cycle, Darkcloud, David Pappaceno, Diana Garcia, El Celso, FARO, Gabriel Specter, ICY & SOT, JM Rizzi, Ka, Kenji Nakayama, L’Amour Supreme, Michael De Feo, MOODY, NohJColey, NOSEGO, Robert Janz, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Sonne Hernandez, Terence Netter, Thomas Buildmore, UR New York.