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Laron Bickerstaff

Laron Bickerstaff (b. 1971) joined the Creativity Explored studio in 1997. Influenced by pop culture and media icons, Bickerstaff uses these sources as a reference, but adds his own stylistic conventions resulting in unique, radiant and colorful portraiture.

 Bickerstaff is deeply aware of the visual characteristics of language. He is deaf and communicates with American Sign Language. Bickerstaff’s text­based artwork mixes thoughts, observation, and a pop­ influenced love of brand names rendered as a combination of text and bright imagery. These stream­of­consciousness pieces illustrate the wide­ranging stimuli of everyday life: names, stores, food and drink, institutions, and chores.

 CB2 based a holiday ornament design on Bickerstaff’s drawing of the ASL alphabet, arranged to spell out “PEACE” and a pillow arranged to spell out "LOVE."

 Bickerstaff’s work has been exhibited nationally. His work was featured in prominent exhibitions including 4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, at the Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO, in 2011, and Paper!Awesome!, at Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA, in 2010. 

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Selected Exhibitions

2014
They are full of holy..., Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
StereoTYPE, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shoerageous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
SIDESHOW, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
I Have Never Taken the Time to Really Look, Accident and Artifact, San Francisco, CA

2011
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
4 Real 4 Faux Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

2010
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Where Are We?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Fibrocosm, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Super Heroes Super Villains, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Revenge of Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Pink Show, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
You Are Here, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Contextual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2002
The Power of Color, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

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