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RISK x Jónsdóttir Collaboration at the Mayfair Hotel
Posted Jun 2018 at 13 by

Acclaimed designer Gulla Jónsdóttir has infused a sense of contemporary glamour that bridges the hotel’s Roaring Twenties vintage with a modern Downtown L.A. edge.

The design is contextualized to modern-day LA with the help of artwork curated by Artist-in-Residence, Kelly “Risk” Graval, a renowned artist whose works reflects modern Angeleno culture throughout the hotel…..Read More.

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RISK Recreates His Venice Pavilion Work for “Beyond The Streets”
Posted May 2018 at 10 by

One of the finest moments of the “Beyond The Streets” exhibition is a tagged seating area at the end of the show. Featuring concrete, circular park seats, paint-covered walls along with alien turrets scattered around, it’s a writer’s paradise that brings the show back to its West Coast street art roots…..Read More.

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#SelfMade – Kelly “Risk” Graval Paints in Michelangelos Studio
Posted Jul 2017 at 17 by

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Still can’t believe I was the first person in 500 years to paint in Michelangelos studio ..

DONT LISTEN TO ANYONE – do what you want to do .. #goodtimes #SelfMade

– Watch the Interview Here – 


Risk Interview: Vroom & Varossieau
Posted Jun 2017 at 16 by
NEW SERIES: “Riskoleum” Available on 1xRUN.com
Posted Jun 2017 at 14 by





Latest edition of the Riskoleum series on 1xRUN today….

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“Don’t Listen To Anybody & Keep On Keepin’ On ..” on OYS 034
Posted Jun 2017 at 08 by

 This is an “aha” moment.  

2008 was hands down, one of the darkest years of my life.  Our band had abruptly split after 8 years, and it was depressing for me transitioning into working a full-time 9-5 job as a two-way radio salesman.  Tearing my ACL and meniscus in my right knee that year didn’t help much either.

Later, my band manager hit me up and presented an opportunity to invest in an Americana style clothing line that was backed by a couple of All-Star MLB players.  The founder of the company took his former clothing line (Third Rail) to $20M.  So my two friends and I invested. 

The result?  We lost $103K fast.  I later found out other investing members lost way more.  There were physical threats, legal threats, just an ugly time for all of us. 

The clothing line never made it to launch.

I personally blew all of my money, depleted my Roth IRA account, and ended up owing a lot of money to creditors, my mom, and a couple of friends (now ex-friends). Read the full article here.


Risk Knighted in Church designed & built by Michael Angelo
Posted Jun 2017 at 05 by

When people ask if I ever thought I’d be in galleries and museums I always reply Yes… it was a goal I set early on ,but I never thought in a million years I’d ever be knighted in a Church designed and built by Michael Angelo #trulyblessed #thankful #goodtimes#honored #rome #italy #church Chiesa Di San Silverton Quirinale

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Risk & TAZ (Jim Evans) Collaboration
Posted May 2017 at 15 by

Risk teams up with the master of visual disaster himself, Jim Evans (TAZ)
.. Read the story here ..

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Risk & Seen Go To Paris! – The (R)Evolution of RISK and SEEN
Posted Apr 2017 at 24 by


Coming from two opposite sides of America, SEEN and RISK witnessed the movement of graffiti all the way through, from different perspectives and career paths. Starting off at a very young age, SEEN turn to art at a very young age, and wrote his first graffiti on subway trains in his teens. Known for bringing super heroes and comic book figures to life, he turned to other mediums throughout the past decade, making pieces out of discarded materials and mixed media. Same is said for RISK, who was among the first graffiti artists in Los Angeles and is still famous for his unique letterforms and influential way of making pieces. RISK founded a graffiti crew called WCA aka West Coast Artists, together with a fellow artist RIVAL and . . . READ MORE HERE.

Risk Paints a Rolls Royce for Sur le Mur
Posted Feb 2017 at 09 by

Risk Paints a Rolls Royce for Sur le Mur

Sur Le Mur presents “Street Meets Chic” Featuring Risk Art

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