Yung Jake

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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, 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
Yung Jake,, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, net art, post-internet art, Code art fair, copenhagen art
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yung jake, hydration, steve turner, steve turner la, steve turner los angeles, steve turner contemporary, los angeles, california, calarts, contemporary art, i dont remember, hollywood
yung jake, hydration, steve turner, steve turner la, steve turner los angeles, steve turner contemporary, los angeles, california, calarts, contemporary art, i dont remember, hollywood
yung jake, hydration, steve turner, steve turner la, steve turner los angeles, steve turner contemporary, los angeles, california, calarts, contemporary art, i dont remember, hollywood
yung jake, hydration, steve turner, steve turner la, steve turner los angeles, steve turner contemporary, los angeles, california, calarts, contemporary art, i dont remember, hollywood
yung jake, hydration, steve turner, steve turner la, steve turner los angeles, steve turner contemporary, los angeles, california, calarts, contemporary art, i dont remember, hollywood

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

Yung Jake. Caution: Wet Floor, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2017

Yung Jake. Caution:
Wet Floor
, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 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. 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

Yung Jake.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

Yung Jake.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 (detail)

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

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

Yung Jake.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

Yung Jake.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)

Yung Jake.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

Yung Jake.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 (detail)

Yung Jake.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.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 (detail)

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

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

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

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

Yung Jake.EAT, 2016. UV print, spray paint, ink and tape on powder coated steel. 30 x 63 x 42 inches

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Yung Jake was established on the Internet in 2011. He is best known for his rap videos that integrate the worlds of hip-hop, technology, social media and contemporary art. Jake received a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (2012). He has had solo exhibitions at Guild Hall, East Hampton (2019), Tripoli Gallery, Southampton (2017), and Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016). His work has been included in group exhibitions including Steve Turner, Los Angles (2019), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2017), and MOCA, Los Angeles (2014).


Born 2011, Internet
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education
2012 BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Steve Turner, Los Angeles (Upcoming)

2019
cartoons, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York

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

2017
Emoji Portraits, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York
Caution: Wet Floor, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
TM6, Zona Maco Sur (with Steve Turner), Mexico City

2016
V, Imperial Arts (with Steve Turner), Los Angeles
Hydration, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Dear DTLA, The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

2015
Twisted Metal II, Tripoli Gallery, East Hampton, New York

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

Group Exhibitions

2019
Power of Ten, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
Market Art + Design Fair, Bridgehampton (with Tripoli Gallery)
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)
21c Museum Hotel, Nashville
ARS17: Hello World, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

2016
Datamosh, 59th DOK Leipzig Festival, Leipzig
#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, Utah
Augmented Real, New Frontier exhibit , Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Datamosh, New Frontier Short Films, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Water, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, New York

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

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

Selected 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, California
The Future of Story Telling Conference, Staten Island, New York
REDCAT, Los Angeles
Augmented World Expo, Silicon Valley, California
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

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

Bibliography

2019
Lil Miquela. “Young 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
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
Noice, E.D. “ Paradoxical practice.” AQNB, January 12

2015
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
Grossman, Samantha. “These Incredibly Realistic Celebrity Portraits Were Made Entirely With Emoji,” Time Photo, Januray 23
Mufson, Beckett. “Yung Jake Is Making Emoji Portraits of Celebrities,” The Creators Project, January 14
Munro, Cait. “New Media Artist Creates Celebrity Portraits With Emojis,” Artnews.com, January 15

2014
“SFAQ Pick:  UNTITLED. Miami,” SFAQ, December 1
Silver, Leigh. “10 Artists to Check Out at UNITTLED. Fair,” Complex, December 4
Gibson, Clay. “Strolling Through Downtown Mexico City with Artist and Social Media Start 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, July13
Munro, Cait. “Meet Yung Jake, Rapper and New Media Art Sensation,Artnet, May 28
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,” The Huffington Post,  March 28

2013
Williams, Maxwell. “Yung Jake,” Flaunt,October 29
Wright, James. “Augmented Reality,” So It Goes Magazine, Issue 1, Volume 1 Johnson, Paddy.“Yung Jake, Video Prankster and Meta-Rapper, Turns the Hustle into Art,” SPIN, November 14
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, Jan 16

2012
Galperina, Marina. “11 Net Artists You Should Know,” Flavorwire, September 4 Moore, Jacob. “Video: Yung Jake E.m-bed.de/d,’” March 19

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

Sciulli’s Dreams and Yung Jake’s Cartoons: New art shows at Guild Hall

Yung Jake

The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

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

Yung Jake

Dazed Digital

Lil Miquela: Yung Jake is the David Bailey of the emoji generation

Yung Jake

GUILD HALL

GUILD HALL in East Hampton presents YUNG JAKE: CARTOONS and CHRISTINE SCIULLI: PHOSPHENE DREAMS, April 20–May 27

Yung Jake

DMA Lecture Series at UCLA

YUNG JAKE DMA LECTURE SERIES Oct 24, 2017, 6:00 pm EDA Broad Art Center 240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250 Los Angeles, CA 90095 Yung Jake, a Los Angeles-based visual artist and rapper, is best known for generating music

Yung Jake

AQNB: Nostalgic visions of pop culture + consumerism in Yung Jake’s Caution: Wet Floor at Steve Turner

July 17, 2017 Yung Jake presented solo exhibition Caution: Wet Floor at Los Angele’s Steve Turner, opening June 17 and running to July 22. The Los Angeles-based artist, who came onto the Internet scene in 2011 when he became well-known for “his rap videos

Yung Jake

The Playlist: Pusha T Spurns the Doubters and Kendrick Lamar Tempts the Critics

Jon Pareles, The New York Times, October 2016

Yung Jake

Datamosh

59th DOK Leipzig Festival, October 31 – November 6, 2016

Yung Jake

Meet Yung Jake, the Artist Making Masterpieces Out of Emojis

Colin Stutz, W Magazine, October 2016

Yung Jake

V

June 15, 2016

Yung Jake

Lil Yachty, Yung Jake and Sonny Digital provide an artistic statement at the MOMA

J. Quinones, The Source, May 1, 2016

Yung Jake

Texting With Yung Jake

Sophie Weiner, The Village Voice, April 28, 2016

UNTITLED

UNTITLED, Miami Beach

December 6-10, 2017

Zona Maco

Yung Jake: TM6

February 8 – 12, 2017

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

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