Videos featuring artists from the Levi’s® Stadium Art Collection are scheduled to release periodically until the showcasing of the collection. Learn more about the Art Collection and how you can take a tour when the stadium opens in August.
Growing up in the small farming town of Hughson, in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Nick Brown was surrounded by orchards that seemed as endless as the skies above them. Sports were a big part of Brown’s life, which had to find their place in his daily schedule of drawing, painting, and clay-making. A path of self-discovery and experimentation in the arts lay before Brown after graduating from Redlands in 2006 with a Fine Art degree. He has worked as an in-house artist and carpenter for the Millard Sheets Gallery in Pomona. Brown intends to keep pushing his limits and challenging his skills, pulling inspiration from the people and places around him as fuel for future creations.
Tom Mosser attended Penn State University and graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts. In the mid ʻ90ʼs, Tom was awarded four national sports awards for his portraits of Roberto Clemente, Honus Wagner, Mario Lemieux and Mark McGuire. Mosser was commissioned to complete a 75′ x 4.5′, three-panel mural that is currently on display in the Pirates’ administration offices at PNC Park. Mosser completed, “The Mural,” a 195′ by 35′ mural housed in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, one of the largest free form murals in the country. Mosser has perfected his technique in “ambidextrous impressionism” as he paints with both hands, simultaneously.
A Bay Area native for over 40 years, Jenny Kompolt has always had an artistic and graphic career – from her time as Creative Director for Netflix, and Partner Marketing at eBay, to her own graphic design & promotional agency, Kompolt Online Auction Agency – which raised over $22 million for charity in her 10 years at the helm. Kompolt has a unique way of finding the good in something common and turning it into something unique and beautiful. She has a passion for social good and giving back to the world in her messaging and her style. Her work has been purchased by a number of celebrities, is featured at the Sundance Resort in Utah, in the lobby of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as well as many others.
Milton Bowens is the Lead Artist in Residence at Twin Rivers Unified School District. He has visited more than 60 schools over the past two years and was the spokesperson for Sacramento’s Any Given Child 2010 inaugural year. Bowens has donated his artwork to raise over $25,000 for arts & charitable organizations in the Sacramento and Oakland communities over the past several years. He’s conducted a youth art residencies for Dillard Elementary School and Father Keith B. Kenny Elementary School and has made The Art of Storytelling presentations at Laguna Creek High School and Highlands High School and Sacramento City College. He has mounted over 10 solo exhibitions in the Sacramento and Oakland areas over the past two years. Continuing to work as a full-time artist, he always finds time to volunteer in the schools and for non-profit organizations to inspire young minds and educate them about art as a career opportunity and on the importance of art to culture and society.
Liz Walsh is an artist from San Francisco CA. She works with a variety of mediums ranging from sound, video, painting and interactivity. Walsh received a BFA in Painting from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994 and an MFA in Painting from the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco in 2003. That same year she was also awarded the MFA Headlands Studio Award. She has participated in residencies at Cooper Union, NYC and the Many-Mini Projectin Berlin. Walsh has shown her work in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, and Europe.
Derek Gores is best known for his torn paper collage works, utilizing found materials like photographs, historical data, maps and memorabilia to create a captivating new images on canvas. Gores exhibits in galleries around the world and was honored as one of 15 artists selected for the Manifest Hope DC exhibit, prior to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. His commission clients include Prada, SONY, Dwell Magazine, the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, and the Kentucky Derby. “I like my pictures to barely come together with teasing little details. Each viewer brings their own history and memories to the art, finding references that are meaningful. I think of the inside of the head as my real artistic canvas”
Chris Filart was born in the Philippines in 1973 and is an up-and-coming mixed-media, figurative artist living and working in the Silicon Valley. He attended and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from San Francisco State University. Filart applies classical painting and drawing techniques to convey movement and emotion with acute attention to the human figure.
Bart Forbesʼ unique approach to painting is the result of many years spent both as a fine artist and an illustrator. His interest in sports has led to a wide variety of major commissions. Forbes has created theme paintings for a variety of PGA and Seniors’ tournaments, and is known for his many posters and prints. He has designed over 20 commemorative postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service including stamps of the 1988 Olympics, Lou Gehrig, Jesse Owens and the “America is Beautiful” series. His work has appeared in countless magazines, including Sports Illustrated and TIME. Corporate clients have included Exxon, Pepsi-Cola, ABC-TV, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines and the NFL. Forbes’ most recent commission is installed in the Ronald Reagan Library where the original painting depicts the former President.
Adam Feibelman was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He took to the art of graffiti, a path that would eventually take him to the California College of Arts. His studies in printmaking and illustration won him the Yozo Hamaguchi award in printmaking, and a BFA with distinction. In the years following his formal education, Feibelman’s knowledge of printmaking and savvy ability with spray paint developed into a love and talent for painting using stencils. His stencils represent hundreds of hours of meticulous work and fine detail — the hallmark of his works. He continues to live and paint in San Francisco, CA and exhibits frequently.