"Hood Santa: Ricky Ross" - This is a year in the making. Found a bunch of vintage wrapping paper last year and wanted to do this, but never got inspired enough. Absolute huge Ross fan, as soon as I saw the Santa paper I knew it needed to be Rozay's beard. That's what kicked everything off. This is available only through me as a limited edition print. There will only be 20 available as a 40" x 30" gallery wrapped print. Each is $300 and comes hand signed, numbered, ready to hang with free domestic shipping. Inquiries and ordering through email only: Me@KyleMosher.com.
Greetings guys and gals,
I apologize in advance for the novel, but thought I would share some pretty big personal news with you all.
On October 12th I will finally be undergoing a much needed and long awaited second -- and hopefully last -- shoulder surgery to repair an old hockey injury. This one is much larger in scale than the one I had done in 2005, as it is a total reconstruction (also known as a latarjet procedure). The recovery for this procedure is six months with 6-8 weeks of complete immobility. Though I am hopeful for a speedy recovery, I will inevitably be unable to create art for at least the first couple of months following the surgery. With that being said, I just wanted to give you all a heads up in case anyone has any last minute print /original purchases you've been considering, or commission work you'd like done, which would greatly help me put some cash away for bills and such while I'm out of commission. This is a great opportunity to get some one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts out of the way really early ;)
I appreciate everyone taking the time to read this update. You can find a complete listing of my gallery wrapped prints here: http://kylemosher.com/prints. If you're interested in pricing and sizing of commissions and originals please shoot me an email here: Me@KyleMosher.com.
Much love everyone and thank you for the continued support.
Social media is a powerful thing, but it can also be misleading. People have a tendency to show off the good things in life: their money, their bodies, their toys -- I've certainly been guilty of this myself at times. Unfortunately, this creates a skewed version of what success looks like. I've been chasing this entrepreneur artist gig for a long time now -- seven years to be exact. If there's one thing I can tell you, it's that there have been way more failures then there have been accomplishments. The past four months especially have really tested my dedication. To be quite honest, I've been so focused and dedicated to my craft (as well as stubborn) that I've been hard to be around and I've unintentionally alienated a lot of people as a result of this. It's also really made me question my ability to go the distance in the art world. In an attempt to be as transparent as possible, and hopefully inspire those that are also on their grind and may find themselves struggling, here's a list of the less than glamorous things happening in my professional world that "successful" people don't show on social media: Numerous shady people have come into my life and taken without ever giving anything in return, countless deals have gone sideways, I've been turned down by every major gallery that I've applied to in 2016, and a general dark cloud of negativity has been hanging over my professional life. Success isn't linear, it's a roller coaster ride. I salute everyone out there that has "made it," but I salute those who have not yet made it but refuse to give up even more so. The world may not be ready for you just yet, but eventually, if you push hard enough, something will give. Much love to everyone that has supported me on this journey. Cheers! 🍻
Stoked to announce I was 1 of 20 artists selected as the 2016 #artpopclt winners. Super humbled to be selected and to be featured alongside 19 other amazing artists. I highly suggest checking out the other winners at the Charlotte ASC website. Every person that takes a picture of the billboard and tags me and @RealColeWorld in it on Instagram will received a free hand signed fine art print of their choosing, no joke! So keep your eyes peeled ;). Much love everyone
No matter where I live, Boston will always have a special place in my heart. Boston is hard, it's cold, and it's unforgiving. It's also beautiful and rich in history. The oldest part of our nation. It shaped who I am. It chewed me up and spit me back out on many occasions. I remember, at times, not having enough money for food or gas. I am forever grateful for all the hard lessons it taught. My newest giclee gallery wrapped print, "Beantown" available in 4 different sizes. Starting at $150, comes hand signed, ready to hang, with free domestic shipping. I do have a black floating frame option available on all sizes as an added extra. Email only for all inquiries: Me@KyleMosher.com.
I need your help! I absolutely HATE this part of my job, but I really need your help. If you guys could shoot me a vote for this Mike's Harder Can Design Contest I'd be forever grateful. You can vote once a day and it only takes a second! Forgive me as I will probably post this a few more times. Voting ends December 16th. The grand prize is my work on the can and $10,000! They will be picking 3 winners total. I very much appreciate your time and if you help spread the word. It is against the contest rules to give anything away in exchange for votes or else I'd give everyone a print. All I have to offer is my deepest thank you! Click the link below to see my entry and cast your vote.
I am constantly pushing myself to grow as an artist. For those who are familiar with my work, I am headed in a new direction for 2016 and beyond. My signature aesthetic will not change, but the style and subject matter will be slightly different. When I set out on this journey seven years ago my goals were completely different. I achieved everything I wanted and more. Now, I have new goals and a new vision for my art. My goal for 2016 is to push my work in a more conceptual and sophisticated direction. There will be a heavy Cy Twombly and Rauschenberg influence. Lots of stylized visual story telling and symbolism. Also, there will be a lot of really large paintings in terms of size. I am currently working closely with a New York City gallerist for the direction of this new body of work. I am really stoked to spread my wings creatively and embark on this new direction.
Below is my newest signature portrait, Macklemore. This is available is a fine art print or gallery wrapped canvas. Please email for all inquiries: Me@KyleMosher.com
Radeberger Pilsner brings together visual artist Kyle Mosher and Hip-Hop artist Decora in celebration of their “Tastemaker Collective.” Mosher is a full-time artist from Charlotte, NC who uses cut vintage paper and acrylic paint to create his signature portraits. Decora is a multifaceted hip-hop artist and poet hailing from the Hudson Valley in New York, creating music that spans across the fine arts, fashion, and cultural spheres. The two met at Mosher’s studio in Charlotte for an all out creative pow-wow. Mosher created one of his signature portraits while Decora rhymed a few a cappella bars from the track “Something” off his debut album, “Bread and Oats”. See how the creative process unfolds.
Cooked this painting up for my buddy Andrew Ference of the Edmonton Oilers (ex-Boston Bruins). Available as Fine Art Prints or as Gallery Wrapped Canvas in 5 different sizes. All hand signed. Email for pricing and sizing options: Me@KyleMosher.com.
#CLT people and beyond; I'll be live on NPR "Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins" this coming Monday at 9am. Here are the details if you want tune in: People can listen on 90.7 FM or stream the show from www.wfae.org.People can send in questions and/or comments via social media. We can be found on Twitter @WFAE, on Facebook by our name & Instagram @wfaepublicradio. They can also email us at email@example.com SUBJECT: art
Audio for the show will be available for listening, downloading and sharing the same day as our show, around noon atwww.wfae.org/charlottetalks
A couple months ago a student by the name of Tyler Greene from Queens University here in Charlotte reached out to me to be apart of a documentary she's filming for one of her classes about emerging artists and what it takes to succeed. Super honored to be apart of something like. Watch my excerpt below, I touch on everything from embracing the struggling, over-coming adversity like negative family members, and what inspires me.
Last night was crazy! Thanks to everyone that came out, I really appreciate the support. If you weren't able to make it, my show will be hanging until March 5th. You can see the pieces that I created exclusively for the show below. There are 4 paintings from the show that are not pictured, but they will be added soon. Interested in picking something up for your collection? Everything is available on my SHOP page here!
Check out a piece of my interview with the dudes over at UFR for their Auteurs Circle series.
I'm doing a flash sale on my best selling prints, the Bridge Series. I'm offering them at Buy 1, Get 1 free! Buy one of the Prints and you get the 2nd one in the series free. These pieces are each 36" x 12" and the cost is $35 + $15 domestic shipping charges. There are only 3 left of each, so they will sell out today. If interested you need to send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send over an invoice. These will ship this week.
I recently did a series of abstract paintings for Charlotte staples Smelly Cat Coffee and Pinky's Southend Grill. Here is a preview of a few of them. I'll drop more with higher quality photos in the coming weeks. These are all for sale on my SHOP page as well as at each location.