Arik Moonhawk Roper

Arik Moonhawk Roper attended the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1991-1995 specializing in cartooning, illustration, and screen printing. He began his early career primarily working with bands creating album art for cds and records. He soon moved into storyboarding for commercial and ad agencies as well as animation, including a stint at MTV Animation as a storyboard revisionist.  In 2014 he worked as an Art Director for the creative group Villains and in 2015 he took on the role of Art Director for the trading card game Dimension where he oversaw a team of artists to create over 500 original fully illustrated cards. Since then he’s continued as a freelance illustrator and designer for a various clients, evolving his skills ever finer as a traditional illustrator, graphic designer, poster designer, and animator.

Partial Client List

Penguin/Tarcher Books
Warner Bros Animation
Sony/Columbia Records
MTV Animation
RCA Records
Magnolia Pictures
Arthur Magazine
Dimension Games
Vice Magazine
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Centigrade Aquatic Snowboards
Revolver Magazine
Guitar World Magazine
Bill Graham Presents
Drag City Records
Tee Pee Records
Rise Above Records
Southern Lord Records
Strange Attractor Journal
Relapse Records
Real Skateboards
Alien Workshop Skateboards
Bravado Merchandising
Rawkus Records
Instant Live Productions
Wieden and Kennedy
Alternative Tentacles Records
Thrill Jockey Records
Harry N. Abrams
E1 Entertainment
Pacific Northwest Films
Burton Snowboards
Atomic Skis
Land’s End


Joint show with Becky Cloonan
The Flood Gallery, Greenwich, UK. 2016

Brilliant Shadows
A retrospective exhibition of Arik Roper’s art • 2015
SEA Foundation, Tilburg, Project Space Tilburg, Netherlands

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Group show • 2015
Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX

New Maps of the Abyss
Art show with Skinner • 2014
The Cotton Candy Machine, NYC

When The Lights Go Out
Group show • 2013
Bottleneck Gallery, NYC

Sci Fi Mondo Gallery Show
Group show • 2012
Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX

Tiny Trifecta
Group show • 2011
The Cotton Candy Machine, NYC

All the Colors of the Dark
Group show • 2011
The Awful Nice Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Solo Art Exhibit
2011 Nepenthes, NYC

Mushroom Magick
Art Exhibit & Book Opening • 2009
Gavin Brown Enterprise, NYC

The Hidden Dimension
Solo Exhibit • 2009
Fuse Gallery, NYC

Solo Art Exhibit
Nepenthes, Tokyo

Cosmic Wonder
Group show • 2005
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco


Daily Dead
MondoCon 2016: “Meet the Artist” Q&A with Arik Roper • Link

Brilliant Shadows – Solo show Arik Roper • Link

Expanding Mind Podcast
Arik Roper has a conversation with Erik Davis about art and other ideas. Link

Metal Injection
Arik Roper on Creating Art for SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE & SUNNO))) • Link

Zero 1 Magazine
Interview • Link

Boing Boing
Arik Roper’s doom rock album art • Link

Hi Lo Brow
Arik Roper Q&A • Link

Cartoon Brew
Artist of the Day: Arik Roper • Link


De Gotham City a Metropolis
French Paper Art Club, Geek Art, and Huginn Munnin • 2016 • Link

Juxtapoz New Contemporaries
Ginko Press • 2012 • Link

Mushroom Magick
Abrams • 2009 • Link

Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion
Abrams Image • 2007 • Link