Askew One

Askew1/ Elliot O'Donnell

New Zealand 1979

Street Art, Graffiti

www.askew1.com

Askew1
Elliot O'Donnell
Male
New Zealand
1979

Askew1 is a multi-disciplinary mostly self-taught artist, better renown for his graffiti art. Widely regarded as one of the New Zealand graffiti scene’s driving forces, he has managed to remain at the forefront of the movement whilst working tirelessly behind the scenes in a diverse array of projects.

A restless personality, a touch of ADD mixed with a childhood amidst the 80’s sugary-diets, TV parenting and general explosion of mass pop-culture shaped Askew1 during his formative years. His work draws greatly from New Zealand’s geographical isolation and its subsequent desire to feel inclusion through pop-cultural appropriation.

Although working primarily in aerosol paint, Askew1 is versed in graphic design, illustration, photography, publishing, music and moving image. He has traveled abroad partaking in many art events including Art Basel Miami 2009 and 2010, collated and co-authored a book about New Zealand graffiti entitled ‘In-Form’ (2008 Montana Book Awards finalist) and has progressed exponentially in music video directing from his first days of making short graffiti videos for himself and his friends in 2009. 2011 has seen Askew1 push further forward with the launch of his own online store, the release of his first music video to be serviced to U.S television and stepping into the fine arts world with an art residency at The Fountainhead Residency (Miami, Florida). Askew1 continues to progress above and beyond with all his art-disciplines at hand, making him a unique, self-sufficient and influential artist.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2013ASKEW ONE - THE EVOLVING FACE The Tate Gallery, Sydney, AUSTRALIASolo
2013ASKEW ONE - ENTROPY Inner State Gallery, Detroit, USASolo
2013ASKEW ONE - DUST TO DUST Biz Dojo, Auckland, NZSolo
2012ASKEW X ARCADE Arcade, Auckland, NZGroup
2012MAD SOCIETY Known Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2012WHAT DO YOU DREAM? New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZGroup
2012ONEFIFTY EXHIBITION Auckland, NZGroup
2012MARVELOUS EXPEDITIONS Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2012BLACK & WHITE | ALL IN BETWEEN aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney, AUSTRALIAGroup
2012ARTIST FUNDRAISER FOR TAME ITI AND RANGI KEMARA Biz Dojo, Auckland, NZGroup
2012FIN BEC | ART AND WINE PROJECT Cave Fin Bec SA, Sion, SWITZERLANDGroup
2012LALA GALLERY | LA FREEWALLS INSIDE LALA Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2012ASKEW ONE | SMOKE SIGNALS The Australis House, Auckland, NZSolo
2010‘THE MIAMI DREAM (TMD)’ FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION Shed 6, Auckland, NZ Group
2009PRIMARY DETROIT EXHIBITION C-Pop Gallery, Detroit, USAGroup
2007‘LETTERS FIRST’ SEVENTH LETTER Barcelona, SPAINGroup
2007REFILL 7 ‘LASER DECK’ Sydney, AUSTRALIA and Tokyo, JAPANGroup
2007‘BLACK&SILVER’ Melbourne, AUSTRALIAGroup
2006‘LETTERS FIRST’ SEVENTH LETTER Taipei, TAIWAN and Tokyo, JAPAN Group
2006SELF TAUGHT Auckland, NZ Solo
2005LIVE FROM UPTOWN Auckland, NZ Solo
2000UNSHAVEN AND UNCOOPERATIVE The Area Gallery, Auckland, NZ Solo