Yung Jake

Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 1 (princess rainicorn, mordecai, darwin, chuckie, gumball, earthworm jim, mojo jojo, wet willy, skeeter, mac + darwin)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm)
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Portrait of Angel (ganster tweety birds, debbie, charlotte, vince, numbuh 3 and syd)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm)
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 5 (grizzly, panda, ice bear, one-one, b-mo, calvin, edward, tito, peter and zoidberg)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm)
<em>Cartoons Too</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
Yung Jake. <em>hair (blue)</em>, 2020. Neon on powder-coated steel, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm)
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Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 2 (rocko, helga, misty, danny phantom, jenny, zim, the gangreen gang, mabel and blastoise)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm)
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 14 (hamburger helper, louise, kate and sumo)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm)
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 9</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 19 x 14 inches  (48.3 x 35.6 cm)
Yung Jake. <em>sonic (and amy rose and spike mario)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor, 84 x 63 3/4 inches
<em>Caution: Wet Floor</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2017
<em>Caution: Wet Floor</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2017
Yung Jake. <em>arnold (also invader zim and alakazam)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor; video, 84 x 60 inches
Yung Jake. <em>bender (w conker, iron giant and jiggly puff and earthworm jim)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor, 96 x 67 inches
Yung Jake. <em>pikmin (on lady rainicorn)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, sticker and ink on powder coated steel, 30 x 18 inches
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<em><strike>fuckers</strike> in school telling me, always in the barber shop chief keef ain’t bout this, chief keef ain’t bout that my boy a bd on <strike>fucking</strike> lamron and them he, he they say that <strike>nigga</strike> don’t be putting in no work shut the <strike>fuck</strike> up! y'all <strike>niggas</strike> ain’t know shit all ya <strike>motherfuckers</strike> talk about chief keef ain’t no hitta chief keef ain’t this chief keef a fake shut the <strike>fuck</strike> up y'all don’t live with that <strike>nigga</strike> y'all know that <strike>nigga</strike> got caught with a ratchet shootin' at the police and shit <strike>nigga</strike> been on probation since <strike>fuckin</strike>, i don’t know when! <strike>motherfuckers</strike> stop <strike>fuckin'</strike> playin' him like that them <strike>niggas</strike> savages out there if i catch another <strike>motherfucker</strike> talking sweet about chief keef i’m <strike>fucking</strike> beating they <strike>ass</strike>! i’m not <strike>fucking</strike> playing no more you know those <strike>niggas</strike> role with lil' reese and them</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, stickers, ink and Model Magic® on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches
<em>ok!</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, ink, oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches
<em>ok!</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, ink, oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches. Detail
<em>ESP-130 (👅’s)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, Model Magic® and oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches
<em>ESP-130 (👅’s)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, Model Magic® and oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches. Detail
<em>A B C</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, vice, and Model Magic® on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches
<em>let’s build</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, circuit board, bag of nuts and oil on powder coated steel, 49 x 39 x 3 inches
Yung Jake, soylent, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Untitled art fair, Untitled Miami Beach, Net art, post-internet art, Internet art, emoji art, snapchat
Yung Jake,, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, net art, post-internet art, Code art fair, copenhagen art
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Yung Jake. Untitled Self-Portrait 1 (princess rainicorn, mordecai, darwin, chuckie, gumball, earthworm jim, mojo jojo, wet willy, skeeter, mac and darwin), 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)

Yung Jake. Untitled Portrait of Angel (ganster tweety birds, debbie, charlotte, vince, numbuh 3 and syd), 2020. Oil on found metal, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)

Yung Jake. Untitled Self-Portrait 5 (grizzly, panda, ice bear, one-one, b-mo, calvin, edward, tito, peter and zoidberg), 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)

Cartoons Too. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yung Jake. hair (blue), 2020. Neon on powder-coated steel, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)

Cartoons Too, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yung Jake. Untitled Self-Portrait 2 (rocko, helga, misty, danny phantom, jenny, zim, the gangreen gang, mabel and blastoise), 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)

Yung Jake. Untitled Self-Portrait 14 (hamburger helper, louise, kate and sumo), 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)

Yung Jake. Untitled Self-Portrait 9, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 19 x 14 inches (48.3 x 35.6 cm)

Yung Jake. sonic (and amy rose and spike mario), 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor, 84 x 63 3/4 inches

Caution: Wet Floor. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2017

Caution: Wet Floor. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2017

Yung Jake. arnold (also invader zim and alakazam), 2017.
UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor; video, 84 x 60 inches

Yung Jake. bender (w conker, iron giant and jiggly puff and earthworm jim), 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor, 96 x 67 inches

Yung Jake. pikmin (on lady rainicorn), 2017. UV print, spray paint, sticker and ink on powder coated steel, 30 x 18 inches

Yung Jake. Installation view, Imperial Art Studios (with Steve Turner), June 2016

Yung Jake.lil boat emoji, 2016. UV print on powder coated steel, steel bolts, 52 1/2 x 51 inches

Yung Jake.Gucci, 2016. UV print on powder coated steel, steel bolts, 52 1/2 x 51 inches (detail)

Yung Jake.soylent, 2016. UV print, spray paint and ink on powder coated steel and found metal, 48 x 38 inches

Yung Jake.Hydration, Installation view, Steve Turner, February 2016

Yung Jake.Hydration, Installation view, Steve Turner, February 2016

Yung Jake.Hydration, Installation view after It's Wet happening, Steve Turner, February 2016

Yung Jake.Hydration, Installation view after It's Wet happening, Steve Turner, February 2016

Yung Jake.Hydration, Installation view, Steve Turner, February 2016

Yung Jake.Hydration, Installation view, Steve Turner, February 2016

Yung Jake.Hydration, Installation view, Steve Turner, February 2016

fuckers in school telling me, always in the barber shop chief keef ain’t bout this, chief keef ain’t bout that my boy a bd on fucking lamron and them he, he they say that nigga don’t be putting in no work shut the fuck up! y'all niggas ain’t know shit all ya motherfuckers talk about chief keef ain’t no hitta chief keef ain’t this chief keef a fake shut the fuck up y'all don’t live with that nigga y'all know that nigga got caught with a ratchet shootin' at the police and shit nigga been on probation since fuckin, i don’t know when! motherfuckers stop fuckin' playin' him like that them niggas savages out there if i catch another motherfucker talking sweet about chief keef i’m fucking beating they ass! i’m not fucking playing no more you know those niggas role with lil' reese and them, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, stickers, ink and Model Magic® on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches

ok!, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, ink, oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches

ok!, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, ink, oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches. Detail

ESP-130 (👅’s), 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, Model Magic® and oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches

ESP-130 (👅’s), 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, Model Magic® and oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches. Detail

A B C, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, vice, and Model Magic® on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches

let’s build, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, circuit board, bag of nuts and oil on powder coated steel, 49 x 39 x 3 inches

Yung Jake. attention, 2016. UV print, spray paint, ink, tape and clamp on powder coated steel and found metal, 63 x 42 inches

Yung Jake. [eyes emoji], 2016. UV print and ink on powder coated steel and found metal, 48 x 36 inches

Yung Jake.when ppl talking shit about u thinking u asleep but ur lowkey awake, 2016. UV print on powder coated steel, steel bolts, 57 1/2 x 51 inches

Yung Jake.cosby, 2016. UV print on powder coated steel, steel bolts, 52 1/2 x 51 inches

Yung Jake.orange, 2016. UV print and spray paint on powder coated steel, 48 x 36 inches

Yung Jake. [hundred point symbol emoji] 100, 2016. UV print, spray paint, ink and stickers on powder coated steel, 79 x 61 1/4 inches

Yung Jake.I don’t remember lyrics, 2016. UV print, spray paint and ink on powder coated steel, 67 x 67 1/2 inches

Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 1 (princess rainicorn, mordecai, darwin, chuckie, gumball, earthworm jim, mojo jojo, wet willy, skeeter, mac + darwin)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm) thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Portrait of Angel (ganster tweety birds, debbie, charlotte, vince, numbuh 3 and syd)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm) thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 5 (grizzly, panda, ice bear, one-one, b-mo, calvin, edward, tito, peter and zoidberg)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm) thumbnail
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Yung Jake. <em>hair (blue)</em>, 2020. Neon on powder-coated steel, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm) thumbnail
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Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 2 (rocko, helga, misty, danny phantom, jenny, zim, the gangreen gang, mabel and blastoise)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm) thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 14 (hamburger helper, louise, kate and sumo)</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 36 x 24 inches  (91.4 x 61 cm) thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>Untitled Self-Portrait 9</em>, 2020. Oil on found metal; powder-coated steel support, 19 x 14 inches  (48.3 x 35.6 cm) thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>sonic (and amy rose and spike mario)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor, 84 x 63 3/4 inches thumbnail
<em>Caution: Wet Floor</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2017 thumbnail
<em>Caution: Wet Floor</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2017 thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>arnold (also invader zim and alakazam)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor; video, 84 x 60 inches thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>bender (w conker, iron giant and jiggly puff and earthworm jim)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, tape and ink on powder coated steel, found metal and monitor, 96 x 67 inches thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>pikmin (on lady rainicorn)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, sticker and ink on powder coated steel, 30 x 18 inches thumbnail
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<em><strike>fuckers</strike> in school telling me, always in the barber shop chief keef ain’t bout this, chief keef ain’t bout that my boy a bd on <strike>fucking</strike> lamron and them he, he they say that <strike>nigga</strike> don’t be putting in no work shut the <strike>fuck</strike> up! y'all <strike>niggas</strike> ain’t know shit all ya <strike>motherfuckers</strike> talk about chief keef ain’t no hitta chief keef ain’t this chief keef a fake shut the <strike>fuck</strike> up y'all don’t live with that <strike>nigga</strike> y'all know that <strike>nigga</strike> got caught with a ratchet shootin' at the police and shit <strike>nigga</strike> been on probation since <strike>fuckin</strike>, i don’t know when! <strike>motherfuckers</strike> stop <strike>fuckin'</strike> playin' him like that them <strike>niggas</strike> savages out there if i catch another <strike>motherfucker</strike> talking sweet about chief keef i’m <strike>fucking</strike> beating they <strike>ass</strike>! i’m not <strike>fucking</strike> playing no more you know those <strike>niggas</strike> role with lil' reese and them</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, stickers, ink and Model Magic® on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches thumbnail
<em>ok!</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, ink, oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches thumbnail
<em>ok!</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, stickers, ink, oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 64 x 43 x 3 inches. Detail thumbnail
<em>ESP-130 (👅’s)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, Model Magic® and oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches thumbnail
<em>ESP-130 (👅’s)</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, Model Magic® and oil on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches. Detail thumbnail
<em>A B C</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, vice, and Model Magic® on powder coated steel and found metal, 49 x 39 x 3 inches thumbnail
<em>let’s build</em>, 2017. UV print, spray paint, duct tape, ink, circuit board, bag of nuts and oil on powder coated steel, 49 x 39 x 3 inches thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>attention</em>, 2016. UV print, spray paint, ink, tape and clamp on powder coated steel and found metal, 63 x 42 inches thumbnail
Yung Jake. <em>[eyes emoji]</em>, 2016. UV print and ink on powder coated steel and found metal, 48 x 36 inches thumbnail
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Yung Jake first received acclaim for his rap videos that relate to technology, social media and pop culture. Since then, he has created wall works that combine painting, printing, drawing, collage and video on supports made of found metal and new powder-coated steel. He juxtaposes images of twisted Fiji Water bottles, cartoon and video game characters and his own likeness to create paintings that are all encompassing self-portraits. In addition to portraying aspects of his appearance, they depict his fascination with the pop culture images of his youth. By using scrap metal, Yung Jake has sought the perfect balance to the ephemerality of the Internet.  


Education
2012
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

Solo Exhibitions
2020
Cartoons Too, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2019
cartoons, Guild Hall, East Hampton

2018
Emoji Portraits, Market Art + Design (with Tripoli Gallery), Bridgehampton

2017
Emoji Portraits, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton
Caution: Wet Floor, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Zona Maco (with Steve Turner), Mexico City

2016
V, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Hydration, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Dear DTLA, The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

2015
Twisted Metal II, Tripoli Gallery, East Hampton

2014
Furniture, Sunday, Los Angeles
Art Berlin Contemporary (with Steve Turner)
New, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Drawings, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions and Screenings
2020
ALAC (with Steve Turner), Los Angeles

2018
On Struggling to Remain Present When You Want to Disappear, OCAT Shanghai/KADIST, San Francisco
BioPix, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2017
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
ARS17: Hello World, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

2016
Datamosh, 59th DOK Leipzig Festival
#CULTURECOLLECTIVE, MAMA, Los Angeles
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner)
Dallas Art Fair (with Steve Turner)

2015
The Real World, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Space Program, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Unfollow, MOCA, Los Angeles
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)

2013
Datamosh, Shorts Program at AFI fest (won Special Jury Mention), Los Angeles
E.m-bed.de/d, New Frontier exhibit, Sundance Film Festival, Park City
Augmented Real, New Frontier exhibit, Sundance Film Festival, Park City
Datamosh, New Frontier Short Films, Sundance Film Festival, Park City
Water, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton

2012
Workshop at New Frontier Story Lab, Sundance Film Festival, Park City
Datamosh, Off the Air, Adult Swim (Television broadcast)
Datamosh, Bruciennial, New York

2011
Datamosh, gli.tc/h screening, Chicago and Amsterdam

Performances 
2016
Museum of Modern Art, New York
it’s wet, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2015
The Getty Center, Los Angeles
SXSW, Austin

2014
Step and Repeat, MOCA, Los Angeles

2013
Art Basel, Miami
TimeWarner Storytellers Summit, Laguna
The Future of Story Telling Conference, Staten Island
REDCAT, Los Angeles
Augmented World Expo, Silicon Valley
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Awards
2015 Sundance Institute and Time Warner Fellowship Grant, Los Angeles

Bibliography
2019
Landes, Jennifer. “Sciulli’s Dreams and Yung Jake’s Cartoons,” The East Hampton Star, April 18
Lil Miquela. “Yung Jake is the David Bailey of the Emoji Generation,” Dazed Digital, April 4

2018
Skelton, Eric. “Tips for Creating on the Internet with Yung Jake,” Complex, July 23
Chards, Maria Isabel Carrasco Cara. “Yung Jake: The Artist Who Creates Emoji Portraits With Thousands of Icons,” Cultura Colectiva, July 18
Dawkins, Farida. “[Art Attack] Digital artist Yung Jake creates masterpieces with emojis,” Face2face Africa, April 12

2017
Parles, Jon, Jon Caramanica and Nate Chinen. “The Playlist: Pusha Spurns the Doubters and Kendrick
Lamar Tempts the Critics,” The New York Times, October 14
Blanchard, Emma. “Digital Artist Yung Jake Explores Emojis as a New Medium,” V Magazine, August 9
“Nostalgic visions of pop culture + consumerism in Yung Jake’s Caution: Wet Floor at Steve Turner,” AQNB, July 17
Jardine, Alexandra. “See emoji artist Yung Jake create a portrait of LeBron James in this Intel spot,” AdAge, June 16

2016
Stutz, Colin. “Meet Yung Jake, the Artist Making Masterpieces Out of Emojis,” W Magazine, October 27
Jquinones. “Lil Yachty, Yung Jake and Sonny Digital Provide an Artistic Statement at the MoMA,” The Source, May 1
Weiner, Sophie. “Texting With Yung Jake,” The Village Voice, April 28
“Is Yung Jake the Internet’s Artist?” UPROXX, March 29
“Meet Yung Jake, The Artist Making Celebrity Portraits Out of Emojis,” The Fader, March 17
Willams, Maxwell. “In Yung Jake’s Work, Opening Parties Double as Happenings—and Draw Thousands,”Artsy, March 4
Spiwak, Valeri. “Yung Jake Takes Over Downtown Billboard For ‘Dear DTLA’,” Amadeus Magazine, February 2
Freeman, Carolyn. “An iMessage Interview With Yung Jake, The Rapper Who Turned Emojis Into Art,” Nylon, January 21
Noice, Lauren MacKenzie. “The Real World @ Steve Turner Contemporary reviewed,” AQNB, January 11

2015
Barsky, Alice. “You’ll Need Two iPhones to Watch Yung Jake’s Latest Video,” Paste, September 11
Leight, Elias. “Yung Jake Dropped A Music Video On Snapchat And You Need Two Phones To Watch It Because music videos are more fun with friends,” The Fader, September 10
Silver, Leigh. “How Yung Jake Is Pioneering What It Means to Be an Artist Born on the Internet,” Complex, June 3
Gill, Kate. “Yung Jake: The Rapper Behind Those Celebrity Emoji Portraits,” Studio 360, WNYC, January 28
Grossman, Samantha. “These Incredibly Realistic Celebrity Portraits Were Made Entirely With Emoji,” Time Photo, January 23
Munro, Cait. “New Media Artist Creates Celebrity Portraits With Emojis,” artnews, January 15
Mufson, Beckett. “Yung Jake Is Making Emoji Portraits of Celebrities,” The Creators Project, January 14

2014
Silver, Leigh. “10 Artists to Check Out at UNTITLED Fair,” Complex, December 4
“SFAQ Pick: UNTITLED. Miami,” SFAQ, December 1
Gibson, Clay. “Strolling Through Downtown Mexico City with Artist and Social Media Star Yung Jake,” i-D Vice, November 3
“Best Art Exhibitions This Month,” Complex, August 6
Lasane, Andrew. “ Yung Jake Opens His “New” Solo Exhibition at Steve Turner Contemporary,” Complex, July 14
“SFAQ Pick: New, solo exhibition by Yung Jake at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles,” SFAQ, July 13
Munro, Cait. “Meet Yung Jake, Rapper and New Media Art Sensation,” artnet, May 28
Frank, Priscilla. “Meet Yung Jake, The Art World’s Favorite Rapper,” HuffPost, May 27
Cheng, Susan. “Computer Cursors Spazz Out in Yung Jake’s Video Installation at Steve Turner Contemporary,” Complex, May 5
Frank, Priscilla. “Ten Rappers Who’ve Dipped Their Toes In the Art World’s Water,” HuffPost, March 28

2013
Johnson, Paddy. “Yung Jake, Video Prankster and Meta-Rapper, Turns the Hustle into Art,” SPIN, November 13
Williams, Maxwell. “Yung Jake,” Flaunt, October 29
Wright, James, “Augmented Reality,” So It Goes, Issue 1, Volume 1, May 30
Burnett III, Zaron. “Notes from the Avant-Garde: 5 Artists Pushing Today Into Tomorrow,” Thought Catalog, April 17
Lewis, Amanda. “Yung Jake, a Recent CalArts Grad, Could Be the Breakout Art Star of Sundance,”LA Weekly, January 16

2012
Galperina, Marina. “11 Net Artists You Should Know,” Flavorwire, September 4
Brand, Will and Paddy Johnson. “Best Link Ever! Yung Jake – E.m-bed.de/d,” ArtFCity, March 20
Moore, Jacob. “Video: Yung Jake E.m-bed.de/d,” Complex, March 19

Yung Jake

Cartoons Too

February 15–April 4, 2020
Opening Reception February 15, 6–8

BioPix

Laylah Ali, Nicanor Aráoz, Diedrick Brackens, Marcin Dudek, Hannah Epstein, Cristián Fernández Ocampo, Ann Hirsch, Erdal Inci, Jacqueline Laurita Cortese, Thomas Lawson, Carlos Martiel, Jerry B. Martin, Claire Milbrath, Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Julian Rogers and Yung Jake

February 17 – March 24, 2018

Yung Jake

Caution: Wet Floor

June 17 – July 22, 2017

Yung Jake

V

June 15, 2016

Yung Jake

Hydration

February 13 – March 12, 2016

Yung Jake, Hydration, It's Wet, Yung, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Net Art, I Don't Remember

The Real World

Petra Cortright, Casey Jane Ellison, Ann Hirsch, Yung Jake, Jayson Musson & Ryder Ripps

December 12 – 30, 2015

Yung Jake

New

July 12 – August 23, 2014

Yung Jake

Drawings

May 3 – 31, 2014
Leyesk – Performance & Premiere: Monday, May 12, 8pm

Yung Jake, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Drawings

Yung Jake

The East Hampton Star

April 18, 2019
Jennifer Landes
“Sciulli’s Dreams and Yung Jake’s Cartoons: New art shows at Guild Hall”

Yung Jake

The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

April 12, 2019
Yung Jake’s ‘Cartoons’ Have A Life Of Their Own In Guild Hall Exhibit

Yung Jake

Dazed Digital

May 4, 2019
Lil Miquela
“Yung Jake is the David Bailey of the emoji generation”

Yung Jake

AQNB

July 17, 2017
Nostalgic visions of pop culture + consumerism in Yung Jake’s Caution: Wet Floor at Steve Turner

Yung Jake

The New York Times

October 14, 2016
JON PARELES, JON CARAMANICA and NATE CHINEN
“The Playlist: Pusha T Spurns the Doubters and Kendrick Lamar Tempts the Critics”

Yung Jake

W Magazine

October 27, 2016
Colin Stutz
“Meet Yung Jake, the Artist Making Masterpieces Out of Emojis”

Yung Jake

V

June 15, 2016

Yung Jake

The Source

May 1, 2016
Jquinones
“Lil Yachty, Yung Jake and Sonny Digital provide an artistic statement at the MOMA”

Yung Jake

The Village Voice

April 28, 2016
Sophie Weiner
“Texting With Yung Jake”

Yung Jake

HYPEBEAST

March 29, 2016
Ben Roazen
“Get to Know Yung Jake, the Artist Born on the Internet”

Yung Jake

"An Evening with Yung Jake"

April 29, 2016
MOMA, New York

Yung Jake

"In Yung Jake’s Work, Opening Parties Double as Happenings—and Draw Thousands"

March 4, 2016
Maxwell Williams
Artsy

UNTITLED

UNTITLED, Miami Beach

December 6-10, 2017

Zona Maco

Yung Jake: TM6

February 8 – 12, 2017

UNTITLED

Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Jonas Lund, Ryder Ripps, Rafaël Rozendaal, Joshua Saunders, Michael Staniak, Yung Jake

November 29–December 4, 2016

CODE Art Fair, Copenhagen

Jonas Lund, Camilo Restrepo, Rafaël Rozendaal, Michael Staniak & Yung Jake

August 26 – 28, 2016

Code Art Fair, Code, Copenhagen, Copenhagen Art Fair, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Michael Staniak, Rafaël Rozendaal, Yung Jake, Camilo Restrepo, Jonas Lund, Net art, Post-Internet art, contemporary art,

Seattle Art Fair

Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Rafaël Rozendaal, Michael Staniak, Yung Jake

August 4 – 7, 2016

Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Art, Seattle, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Los Angeles Art, Los Angeles, Camilo Restrepo, Yung Jake, Michael Staniak, Pablo Rasgado, Rafael Rozendaal, Rafaël Rozendaal, Medellín art, Melbourne art, Mexico City art, Amsterdam art, Soylent, Abstract Browsing, Unfolded Architecture, Post-Internet, Net art

Art Brussels

Camilo Restrepo & Yung Jake

April 22 – 24, 2016
Booth C21

Dallas Art Fair

Rafaël Rozendaal, Michael Staniak & Yung Jake

April 14 – 17, 2016
Booth C5

Art Berlin Contemporary

Yung Jake

September 18 – 21, 2014

Yung Jake, abc, abc art fair, abc berlin, art berlin contemporary, jake patterson, fiji, look, yung jake look, steve turner, steve turner contemporary, contemporary sculpture, yunk jake abc