Best Curator (Non-museum) Houston 2012 - GONZO247
After making an international name for himself as a graffiti artist and leader of Aerosol Warfare, GONZO247 branched out into new territory and began curating shows for other walls. Most notable was this year's "Grandalism" series at DiverseWorks, a program of commissioned works by individual artists who, in turn, each showed oversize works outside the DW building. This summer, Article (Phillip Orlando Perez) was in the spotlight. His work included the colorful Mayan Day of the Dead, a stylized version of the traditional Mexican Día de los Muertos skull with glowing orange eyes, wearing a green and turquoise headdress and flanked by lush red roses. In case you're wondering, the series takes its title from the combination of the words "grand" and "vandalism," both words sometimes used to describe the work of the artists involved in the series.