GREG MIKE for HYPEBEAST

Born and raised in Connecticut, childhood trips to NYC in the mid-’80s exposed Greg Mike to the creative potential of reinventing public spaces through art and design. Always obsessed with the boundless energy and crisp line work of iconic American mid-century cartoons, by his early teens Greg began using the walls of his native state to fuse these two passions together. Mixing the take-no-prisoners bombast of classic NYC street art with the eagle-eyed precision of mass market illustration and animation has been his goal from the beginning. Further inspired by his deep involvement with skate culture and his intersections with the fashion world, he has become known for pieces that incorporate vivid explosions of incandescent color filtered through a Surrealist Pop Art perspective. Populated by gleefully twisted characters, his world is unsettling, mischievous and uniquely captivating.

Currently based in Atlanta, GA, Greg is the founder and creative director of ABV, a multi-platform studio specializing in branding, apparel design and visual production. A hub for Atlanta innovators, ABV also functions as a gallery exhibiting artists from around the world,  highlighting emerging talents alongside globally recognized names.


Exhibitions + Installations

Solo Shows

"Popstars and Cokeheads" - Installment 1 - Solo Exhibition Medicine Agency - San Francisco, CA. 2009
"Popstars and Cokeheads" - Installment 2 - Solo Exhibition - Kai Lin Art - Atlanta, GA 2009
"Popstars and Cokeheads" - Installment 3 - Solo Exhibition - Butter Gallery - Miami, FL. 2009

Group Shows + Events

"The Tenderloin Project" - Installment 1  Medicine Agency - San Francisco, CA. 2010
"Awesome Number One Big Fun Group Show" Medicine Agency - San Francisco, CA. 2010
"Living Walls Exhibition - The City Speaks" Outdoor Mural Project - Atlanta, GA. 2010
"Supernatural Circus" ABV Gallery - Atlanta, GA. 2010 
"Art Basel Showcase" Butter Gallery - Miami, FL. 2010 
Tott Global Showcase - Art Basel Pop-Up Gallery - Miami, FL. 2010
"Bay to the A" - TOTT Global Showcase at ABV Gallery - Atlanta, 2010  

Reebok Mural - Outdoor Mural, Atlanta, GA 2011
Da Playground - Installation, Atlanta, GA 2011
"Save the Day, Kill the Night" Group Show at ABV Gallery. Atlanta, GA 2011
Basel Castle / Tott Global Showcase - Art Basel Pop-Up Gallery - Miami, FL. 2011
Moxie Creative Agency - Shipping Container Installation. Atlanta, GA. 2011
"Text, Drugs and Rock + Roll" - Maxwell Colette Gallery - Chicago, IL. 2011
"Monsters" - Kai Lin Art Gallery - Atlanta, GA. 2011 
Wynwood Arts District - Outdoor Mural, Miami, FL 2011

"Living Walls Exhibition - The City Speaks" Outdoor Mural Project - Atlanta, GA. 2011

"Fear and Loathing in the ATL"ABV Gallery - Atlanta, GA 2012
"GREYSCALE" - ABV Gallery - Atlanta, GA 2012
WIth Your Friends Festival - Live Art. 2012
"Fear and Loathing" Group Show at ABV Gallery 2012
New Belgium Mural, Atlanta, GA - Outdoor Mural. 2012
Group Show at Ambush Gallery. Sydney, Australia - 2012
Counterpoint Music + Arts Festival -
 Live Art + Art Direction. 2012
Basel Castle - Miami, FL. - Live Art + Art Direction. 2012
Greg Mike x Real Skateboards Exhibition - ABV Gallery - 2012
Rolling Stone x Volkswagen Event - Live Art Installation at Coachella - 2012
"Fifty / Fifty" Group Show at ABV Gallery - 2012
Forward Warrior Mural Project. Atlanta, GA - Outdoor Mural - 2012

Camp Bisco Music Festival, NY - Live Art Mural. 2013
Music Midtown - Atlanta, GA - Live Art Mural, 2013
Richmond Mural Project, Richmond, VA - Outdoor Murals - 2013
Forward Warrior Mural Project. Atlanta, GA - Outdoor Mural - 2013
Facebook Office Mural - Atlanta, GA - Outdoor Mural - 2013
Fonzo Loves NY Exhibition at My Plastic Heart. New York, NY - 2013
Be Street Festival - Paris, France - Live Art Mural. 2013
Flux Project Group Show - Nelson Street Gallery - 2013
"Born and Bred" - ABV Gallery - 2013
Color Ink Book, "The Happiest Show On Earth" WWA Gallery
Greg Mike x Real Skateboards Exhibition - ABV Gallery - 2013
Basel Castle - Miami, FL. - Live Art. 2013
Pop-Up Piano - Art Basel, Miami, Florida - 2013
Select Art Fair - Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida - 2013 


Client
Client Work: ABV AGENCY