Maxxx Von Willmann
Fine Arts, United States
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Brief Summary

I work in painting, sculpture and photography. Very often my work can be viewed as installation or even bricolage in that I uses the separate genres in tandem, mediating their differences in the service of a specific social viewpoint.


One may see a basically “Pop” sensibility influenced by Warhol, Wesselman, or Rusha and a California/ LA vernacular.

My fierce and difficult vision makes each work a battleground for control of the psychological through the reified language of aggression and power. One is not only presented with the frustration experienced by the individual awash in the collective culture, but also with a sly and sweet appreciation of my artistic position.






Professional Experience
Maxxx von Willmann


[email protected]                              

(917) 202- 8095

49 Wyckoff Ave. # 406

Brooklyn, NY 11237                                                                           



Born in 1972, San Francisco, California. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA




“Elektric Wizard” Pratt Institute , Brooklyn, Ny. 2010

“Ships in Isolation” Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA 2008

“Friends, Strangers, and People I Don’t Even Know” S.W.Y.S. Gallery,

Long Beach, CA 2005

“Drive Vibration Sound System / Sonic Architecture,” 18TH ST. Arts Foundation

Santa Monica, CA 2000

“When Aspirin Doesn’t Work” U.C. Santa Barbara, University Art Museum

“BLACK HEFTY” U.C. Santa Barbara, University Art Museum 1999

 “Concert Photos” 619 State St. Santa Barbara, CA

“Both Eyes Closed” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, Ca 1998



Beta-Spaces “Boxed in Boxed Out” Brooklyn 2010

Brooklyn Gravity Racers: Pierogi “a Go-Go” Brooklyn Ny 2009

“Politics In the Media” Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2009

“Inflation / Refinement” Swoon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2009

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 2009

“Indian Valley” Collage of Marin, Kentfield, CA 2006

Still lights Gallery, San Rafael, and Ca 2006

“Plain, Train and a Car” S.W.Y.S. (see what you started) Long Beach, CA 2004

“POP SOUP” Ego Park Gallery, Oakland, CA 2002

Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY 2001

“Thermostat” Santa Barbara, CA 1998

“Rock, Paper, Scissors,” College of Marin, Kentfield, CA 1998

“18,500” Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1998



Readymade magazine, “aesthetic apparatus” Summer 2003 pp. 26-29

URB, “Blaine” April 2002

“Reinvestigating Sex”, Virginia Conesa 2002

“KIDNAP” Photozine 2002

XLR8TR #54 “Sweet and Tender Hooligans” pp50-56, 2002

Blvd.“Niets Erger dan veelbeloven d zijn na je dertig ste” Feb pp. 44-45 2001

Slam, “Entien De Casey” March, pp.16 2001

Street Fashion Magazine # 25 Mar/April pp.12-15 2001

XLR8TR #49 “Afromystic” pp.8 2001

XLR8TR #51 “Geek Girls” pp.25 2001

ONE, “Material Girl” Dec. pp.57 2000     

Glue, “Art Pranks” Sept/Oct, pp. 26–31 2000    

Woman Wear Daily, Fairchild Fashion Group, “Flying Colors” July, pp. 28 – 30 2000   

Glue, “Rachel Griffiths” May/June, pp. 58 2000          

Honey, Sahara Media, Inc. “Blowing Up” April, pp. 50 2000          

Honey, Sahara Media, Inc. “Color” April, pp. 78 2000   

Traffic Report “Gasoline, Music, Cruising” Performance Photography pp. 6-7 2000   

Russell Hart, American Photo “ New Views” Erotic Auteur, Jan /Feb, pp. 52-53

American Photo supplement, Aug, pp. 23 1999   

Christopher Bratton, “WOOL: BOX SET” London records 1994  

Statue,  “Filter the Infection” Revelation Records #13 1993

Devon Morf, “The Accused” Flipside Magazine, March, pp. 50-53 1991



“Solar Flairs” Brooklyn , NY 2010

“Landscapes” San Francisco, CA / Marin County, CA 2007

“KOKAMO” Oakland, CA, Reno, NV, San Diego, CA, Long Beach 2005

“Jacuzzi” Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA 2004

“Brazilian Wax” Stork Club, Oakland, CA 2004

“What April Brings” Berkeley, CA 1996

“GIVE” San Diego, CA 1994   



“Snow” :30 2010

“Africa” super 8, 6 min 2005

“Grand Canyon” video, 8 min 1998

“Hotel” video 4 min 1998

“Landis” (s) vhs 2 min 1997

“Motorgrater” 5 min 1997

“Open Seat” 30 min 1994

“Dungeon Nun” 16mm, 3 min 1991



Agfa Films / Nikon cameras, Gold medal recipient,

American Photo magazine. 1999

Fuji films award. 1996



M.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2010

B.A. Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA 1999

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1997




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