The DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation Urban Art Program (NYCDOT) and the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, announce the creation of DUMBO Walls, a series of eight outdoor murals packed within a four-block stretch of DUMBO along the BQE.
This extensive project is being presented through the NYCDOT Arterventions program with funding provided by the DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co. Participating artists include CAM, DALeast, Eltono, Shepard Fairey, Faith47, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister, and Yuko Shimizu. Works by CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister and Yuko Shimizu are presented by the DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co. Works by DALeast, Eltono, Shepard Fairey and Faith47 are presented by Jonathan LeVine Gallery and Wooster Collective, in conjunction with 10 Years of Wooster Collective 2003—2013, a group exhibition on view at 525 W 22nd Street from August 7—24, 2013.
SOURCE: DUMBO Improvement District
Craig Anthony Miller (aka CAM) has grown with the visual fabric of DUMBO's increasingly popular appeal over the last six years. CAM's first public appearance was in 2007 at the Rebar Gastro pub where he painted "The Brooklyn Warriors" on an interior brick facade. CAM's art is an exploratory process, mapping shapes into images that repetitively convey messages of strength triumphing over despair. Initially influenced by stained glass, street art and the graffiti scene dominating NY's boroughs, CAM also employs a graphic training to the canvas. The work explores holistic warriors stealthily transplanted into layered urban landscapes known as the "Warrior Within." The popular Hindu Deity, Lord Ganesh became a committed symbol of CAM's work along with birds reminding us to "Be Mindful of Your Ability to Fly" and enigmatic "Yogic" warriors. The abstract figurative depiction's pushes urban art into an ever-growing popular Yoga community. The layered construction of the body is pure expressionism that re-defines a connection to the body, mind and spirit. CAM currently acts as the Director and curator for Rebar's Walk Way Exhibition Space and the Co-Founder of the store The Brooklyn Heart featuring the branding of inspirational images of his work and other inspirational artist. CAM is a graduate of St. John's University with a BFA in Graphic Design.