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"Risk is to art, what Aerosmith is to Rock & Roll" - Aerosmith
Multi-talented fine artist, sculptor, and graffiti pioneer Kelly "RISK" Graval has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning over 30 years, Risk has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend and contemporary artist. From his early days as a founder of the West Coast Graffiti movement to gallery and museum exhibits around the globe, Risk has transformed from a street artist to a rising star in the contemporary art world. His work has been shown in top galleries in LA, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Miami, and London. His work has also been featured in major museum exhibits including the 2012 "Art In The Streets" at the LA MoCA and the hugely successful “Beyond The Streets” exhibits in Los Angeles and New York. Risk has been compared to the Ferus Gallery movement by art academia. “Being called the new generation of the Ferus movement is the biggest compliment anyone could give me. They have been a huge inspiration to me. I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the original Ferus Gallery artists, Including his hero Ed Moses."
RISK & ROLL
Risk has collaborated with the biggest names in Music.
Risk painted the graffiti featured in Michael Jackson's video “The Way You Make Me Feel.”
Risk collaborated with his friend Travis Barker to design the cover art for the 2019 Blink 182 Album “9”. Risk has worked on private commissions and projects with Aerosmith, Slash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ice Cube, Bad Religion, House of Pain, Halsey, and more.
Risk has worked with major brands like The NFL, Lyft, Monster Energy, Indian Motorcycles, and Marvel Studios. He was selected by the NFL to paint at the 2020 Superbowl.