MCA DAY 2016 Artist Jayson Atienza

Up next we have painter Jayson Atienza of Amherst, OH.

In his own words:

Jayson Atienza was born in Batangas City, Philippines and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts, majoring in Graphic Design and Advertising, and established himself as an award winning creative director/art director in New York City over the course of two decades before relocating to Shanghai.

Jayson’s passion is painting, and he has applied his signature painting style to an array of traditional and non-traditional canvases, alike. He has worked in collaboration with brands including the GAP, Heineken, Red Bull, Adidas, Ace Hotel, Duxiana, Givenchy, Havaianas, Glamour Magazine, Macy’s, and Bloomingdales among others. Jayson designed two customized sneakers through Bucketfeet that are sold worldwide, and was also featured alongside John Legend, painting a commissioned mural in the Chevy Impala “Made To Love” commercial.

Most recently, Jayson collaborated with The DOT and launched his leather bag line at their flagship store in Hong Kong. He was also commissioned to create a mural to immortalize advertising legend David Ogilvy at the new Ogilvy Shanghai offices, and his art continues to expand throughout Asia.

The Beastie Boys have never been afraid of being themselves, and taught me what it means to be true to my craft as an artist. They have always pushed their own genre of music into new territory, kept it fresh, and most importantly, had fun doing it. The Beastie Boys are legendary, and have played an instrumental part in my life, both as a young man growing up, and as an artist. I will always be inspired by their contribution to culture, music, and my life.

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