Arik Moonhawk Roper was born in 1973 in New York City, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, then returned to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts from 1991-1995. Since then he has built a universe of strange and familiar fantasy, horror, surreal, and psychedelic imagery. After starting out creating record and cd covers for a variety of bands, and various gigs in the commercial art world, he has continued onward and into more diverse areas of poster design and graphic illustration, and animation.
Partial client list.
Penguin/Tarcher Books, Warner Bros Animation, Sony/Columbia Records, MTV Animation, Nike, Volcom, RCA Records, Magnolia Pictures, Arthur Magazine, DImension Games, Vice Magazine, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Centigrade Aquatic Snowboards, Nepenthes, Revolver Magazine, Guitar World Magazine, Bill Graham Presents, Conscious Alliance, Drag City Records, Tee Pee Records, Meteor City Records, Birdman Records, Rocket Records, Rise Above Records, Southern Lord Records, Strange Attractor Journal, Nickelodeon, Relapse Records, Real Skateboards, Alien Workshop Skateboards, Bravado Merchandising, Rawkus Records, Instant Live Productions, Sound@1 Productions, Wieden and Kennedy, Alternative Tentacles Records, Rockers NYC, Black Dirt Studio, Mishka, Thrill Jockey Records, Harry N. Abrams, E1 Entertainment, Pacific Northwest FIlms, Burton Snowboards, Atomic Skis, Land's End.
Site by Rocket Society
2015 Brilliant Shadows. A retrospective exhibition of Arik Roper's art. SEA Foundation, Tilburg, Project Space Tilburg, Netherlands.
2015 When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth group show at Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX
2014. New Maps of the Abyss. Two person art show with Skinner. The Cotton Candy Machine. NYC.
2013. When The Lights Go Out group show. Bottleneck Gallery, NYC.
2012. Sci FI Art Group Show at Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX
2011. Tiny Trifecta, Group show. The Cotton Candy Machine, NYC.
2011. All the Colors of the Dark, Group show. The Awful Nice Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
2011. Nepenthes store NYC- solo art exhibit.
2009. Gavin Brown Enterprise NYC- Mushroom Magick art exhibit and book opening
2009. Fuse Gallery NYC- The Hidden DImension solo art show.
2008. Nepenthes store Tokyo- solo art exhibit.
2005. Cosmic Wonder, Group show. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
De Gotham City a Metropolis. Publsihed by French Paper Art Club, Geek Art, and Huginn Munnin. 2016.
Juxtapose New Contemporaries- 2012 Ginko Press
Mushroom Magick-2009 Abrams
Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion-2007 Abrams Image
Zero 1 Magazine