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Jun 28, 2021
Very Experienced
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Apr 30, 2010

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Bodypaint Theme: Alterverse Supervillains & AntiHeroes

11 Photos

Bodypaint Theme: Camouflage - painted into the background/surrounds/scenics

8 Photos

Bodypaint Theme: Machination/Tamara de'Lympeka art deco/adam & eve

9 Photos

Bodypaint Theme: Steampunkabilly/Steampunkedieval

8 Photos

Bodypaint Theme: Throttle Models - Cars, Guitars, Bikes & Bars

3 Photos

Bodypaint Theme: WWII bomber pinups - Juxtaposed

6 Photos

Bodypaint Theme: Zombies, Lycantropes & Vampires - Classic Horror

5 Photos

Bodypaint Them: Urban/ALt Fairie Tails

10 Photos

Muse: Trompe l'oeil/figure study

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About Me

I was born & raised in San Diego, California. Growing up in the 60s & 70s in a region very much influenced by art and creativity as much as the beach and the surfer culture, I was exposed and trained in figure drawing & painting as well as portraiture at a young age.

By age 14 I was airbrushing, screenprinting & sign painting professionally. I moved to North Carolina at age 16, won a scholarship for fine art to UNC Greensboro and simultaneously began working in the music field.

Moving on at age 19 to Myrtle Beach, I toured the Southern Resorts working for Sun Tan product companies, in the radio and print media fields as a designer and retouch artist/Illustrator, and as a Tshirt artist.

I chased a girl and found my way to Philadelphia in 1983, decided to stay and within a year was working again with the music & entertainment industry.

Together with co-founder Ron DeMarco, we opened AIRWORX Unlimited and began to leverage skills in the niteclub & live art niche doing body art & face painting.

Since then I have worked in the architectural Sign & Display industry, began teaching airbrush application as a MUA, and pursued Special Visual FX projects for film & video.

33 years after picking up an airbrush for the first time I have delved full on into the MUArtistry, Scenic, Costume Design & Fabrication ends of the Modeling & Photography fields.

I am available for body art, bookings, instruction, demonstration, live art, design, faux/temp-toos, scenic & set decoration and Special FX thru http://www.BODYWORX.ME - by phone at either 215-692-7931 OR 267-972-0713 - or by email: [email protected]

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"Kirk is a wonderful artist and always a delight to work with! He is adept with an airbrush or handheld paint brush, and can perform his magic in any setting, even on the Playa at Burning Man!" Read less

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Credit Notes

Amanda Stevenson -
Kyle Ober - MM# #138083
Keith Angelitis/Angel Studios - MM# 318740
Angel Studios Lady EL - MM# 1532600
Albert Heefner - MM# 1312990
Joe Burke/Seraphim Imaging MM# 1052697
Skip Landsmann - MM# 887023
Paul Wilson - not on MM
Mike Johnson (RIP)
Jost Winata - MM# 1717431
PhillyPhotographer/Stephen - MM# 1648296
Dave Justo - MM# 1486584

Make-Up Artists:
Heather H - MM# 1281783

Ryan Henaghan MM# 1236136

Yosefa - MM# 1470393
Julie Abramson - MM# 1354781
ShaunaLoo - MM# 1495804
Lauryn Ashley - MM# pending
Chris the Model Davidson - MM# 1715862
Kara Gordon - MM# 1784877
Stacy L. - not on MM
Enne F. - not on MM
Krista L. - not on MM
Nicole B. - not on MM
Amber C. - MM# 1638660
Shelby L. - not on MM
Shadou M. - not on MM

Paul Hardcastle - 2010 - 25th Anniversary of the single "19" - street team/online viral promotions coordinator - USA
the Whip/Fiona Daniels - 2009 - Custom Airbrushed image of Todd McFarlane's 'Pitt' comicbook cover (No.1)
the Ting Tings - 2008/09 - Custom Airbrushed T-shirts/Graffiti Shirts - stage clothing - Kate White/Jules DeMartino
Adele - 2008/09 - Custom Airbrushed Tshirts - Bulldog on the Union Jack
Joey Kramer/Aerosmith - 1990 - Tama Drums/Hoshino Corp - Endorsee Custom Airbrushed Stage Drum Kit - Bill Commiskey/Joe Kramer
Cinderella/Tom Keiffer/Jeff LeBar - Long Road Home - Scenic Backdrop Designer - Created Original Art purchased for merch - McGhee Entertainment/Great Southern
Nokie Edwards/the Ventures - 1980/81 - for Bob Riguad/Keith Roscoe - designed & helped build a custom cutaway classical guitar
Bon Jovi - 1988 - The Concert Company/Rick Garson - Custom Printed limited edition merch for prize giveaways - Bon Jovi - New Jersey - McGhee Entertainment

Doug Sackmann/Backseat Conceptions - Patron Silver Event - 2010 - Starters Niteclub - Bethlehem/PA - Bodypaint Corporate logos on models - front torso and upper back
DJPerry Angelozzi Productions - South Philly Bar & Grille - 2010 - Flyers/Stanley Cup Playoffs - face & bodypainting - live paint promos 2010
Jay Alders Studios - 2009 to present - parties & events - tshirts/facepainting/specialties/live painting

Scenic/Mural/Set Construction & Design Art:
the Art Department - 2010 - Airbrush FX Artist - Skittles - Airbrushed rainbow dimensional resin applique for vending machines for commercial shoot/
Character Translations/Provost Display - Norristown/PA - Airbrush artist - Ardia Dayton - Owner - Airbrushed all 'Man-Eating Plant' props for Master License Holding Company/Little Shop of Horrors
Metropolis Studios - Philadelphia - 1992 - Randy Hartwig head of Art Dept./Stuart J. Levy - President - Sky Scenic/Background for McDonald's Commercial Shoot
the Philadelphia Mummers - 1985 to Present - Art Director, Scenic Artist, Airbrusher, Costumer - worked for over 30 clubs - Parade Marching Association
Niteclub & Entertainment Venue Design/Buildouts/Fitouts/Display & Signage
BCBG/MAXAZRIA - USA Store Rollouts - 2007/08 - Exterior Signage Specialty finishes/Faux FX/Construction Barricades - VP/Creative Dir/Proj Co-Manager
House of Blues - Exterior Signage - AC/NJ 2004 - Eastern Sign Tech/Broadway North Sign CO.s - Creative Dir./Engineer & Shop Drawings
SHOWBOAT Casino - Exterior Signage - AC/NJ 2004 - Eastern Sign Tech/Broadway North Sign CO.s - Creative Dir./Engineer & Shop Drawings
AC OUTLETS/the Walk - Exterior Signage - AC/NJ 2004 - Eastern Sign Tech/Carter-Burgess Architects - Creative Dir./Wayfinding, Identity, Engineering/Shop Drawings
Bronko Billy's Country & Western Niteclub - Philadelphia - 1993/94 - Hewitt Bros. Ent. - Co-Designer/Lead Artist - Interior & Exterior architectural design/decor/finishes & airbrush artist 55,000 sq. ft. facility
Tiajuana Yacht Club - Philadelphia - 1990 - Scenic/Decor/Mural/Signage & Display - Lead Artist/special decorative effects - Cam (RIP) & Jay Rowel - General Partners
Tiajuana Yacht Club/Memories - Margate/NJ - 1991 - Scenic/Decor/Mural/Signage & Display - Artist/Muralist/Special Decorative FX/Fireproofing - Cam Rowell (RIP) & Jerry Blavat - Corporate Partners - Con Roche - GC/Head of Construction
the Bus Stop - Scenic/Decor/Mural & Display - Myrtle Beach/SC - 1983 - TIMCO Builders - Lead Artist
Club Xanadu - Independent Contractor for Airbrushed Murals & Display - Myrtle Beach/SC - 1983 - MBFarms Corp - Artist
the Philadelphia Zoo - the permanent scenic backdrop for the Children's Stage -1999 - for Aztec Signs - Independent Contractor - designed and painted the whole project - it was still there when I visited in 2009...
the Franklin Institute - Philadelphia - 2005 - "Galaxy of Stars" donor signage/wayfinding sign system - Compass Signs/Environmental Graphics/Chris Conine - I was the Art Director/Fabrication Designer
Sun Solutions Tanning Products - ShammahCorp/David Hampton - 1982/83 - marketing graphics/special promo event live art performances/Tshirt designs - the most successful tshirt designs of the time - I designed the screenprinted art and the distributor sold 65,000 long-sleeve imprinted T's in 3 months; I also airbrushed images of the 1983 Sun Solutions Calendar models on the sides of an Old Caddilac and a Distribution Van, Giant Billboard on King's Hwy (hwy17) and on sun-tan pool-deck huts in Daytona, the US Virgin Islands, Corpus Christi & South Padre Island and in Myrtle Beach...

BigAppleCon 2009
WizardWorld Entertinment - live airbrushing & kids face painting
Adrianne Curry MM# 1218776
Rupert Bonham - SURVIVOR
Johnny Fairplay - SURVIVOR
Brent Spiner - Star Trek TNG

Collectors & Autographs Expo 2009
Adrianne Curry MM# 1218776
Jaime Carson MM# 283721

FaerieCon 2008
Shelby L.
Shadou M.

WMMR-93.3 FM - Metromedia Broadcasting/Metropolitan Brdcst/Group W/Westinghouse - 1985-1992 On-Air Guest the John DeBella Morning Zoo Show, Noontime Lunch Break w/Pierre Robert, Rock N Roll w/Roots Earle Bailey, External Events production/graphics/signage and appearances Louie Louie Parades, Morning Zoo Live From: AC/NJ, Flannegan's, the Trocadero, The Empire Rock Room - Jack Quigley Promotions Dir/Ray Koob - Asst Promo Dir.
WKZQ 102 FM - 1982/83 Live appearances/on-air guest/remote broadcast on-air event performances - "Marv in the Morning" and "Freakin Deacon" shows

TV/Video (Non-Musical):
NFL Films - AniSequences/Logo Manipulations - 1984-85 - Quantel Paintbox Digital Graphics Airbrush Illustrator
EJ Stewart - 1983 - Airbrush Rendered 3-D images for video, first generation digital photography
Electro-Grafix/Paul Wilson Photography Studio - 1989-1990 - digital illust/retouch
Primedia - 1990 - 2nd gen video retouch/ACAD first Gen live/video mapping retouch artist
KGB 103 FM San Diego/San Diego State University/Dr. Shaffer - tuneable Carbon Laser light intern/operator for multimedia stadium concert series -

KPRI 106 FM - San Diego/CA - 1977/78 - screenprinting/graphics
KGB 103 FM - San Diego/CA - Homegrown/1978 - Pam Edwards - graph/illustration
WQDR 94 FM - Raleigh/NC - Lee Abrams - 1978/79 - AOR/Rockstar Paintings & Displays co-branded with Peaches Records/Various Recording Labels for event promos
WKZQ 102 FM - Myrtle Beach/SC - 1982/83 - promo art/live art w/"Marv in the Morning" & "Freekin Deacon" shows
WMMR93.3 FM Philly - Survival Guide, 1985-1991 - graphics to Art Director
WNEW 102.7 FM NYC - Calendar, 1991 - Director of Photography/Designer
WBZ 100.7 FM Boston - Print Collateral/Media Kits, 1991 - Design/Graph/Illustration
STAR104.5 FM Dallas/TX - Detour Map/Survival Guide
ColorCraft Labs - 1984-1990 - contract photo retouching/airbrush fx

TV (appearances):
Comcast ON-Demand: Strange Sights - FaerieCon 2008 - Philly - HiDef Video shoot of Myself Bodypainting Shadou M. & Shelby L. - Live Performance and interview after - aired/in rotation from Jan/09 to May/09
The TODAY Show - 1979 - part of a week-long daily taped segment broadcasting Special Publicly-funded youth-oriented Summer programs - I was featured and presented a painting to then Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. of NC; and was interviewed about an over-sized Surrealist oil painting I was working on titled "Wizard in the Mouth of the Desert Cobra"; and Q & A'd on how I felt about publicly-funded Summer Youth programs - (it was positively life-changing for me) - the North Carolina Governor's School - West (Old Salem College)

Film (work/crew & appearances):
"Clean & Sober" 1988 - Independent Contracted Airbrush services - set decorating - exterior location airbrush specialized removable paint effects
"Mannequin" 1987 - scenic artist/set decorator/grip
"Penn & Teller Get Killed" 1989 - independent contractor - created props/costume parts

"the Lion King" - Chicago/IL & Broadway/NYC - guest makeup airbrush artist - techniques of application demo/instruction
"Little Shop of Horrors" (ibid)

LIVEAID'85 Philly for Bill Graham Presents/Worldwide Sports & Entertainment - Exclusive Airbrush Artists to the Performers/Celebrities
Amnesty International '86 NJ/Meadowlands Stadium for Bill Graham Presents - Exclusive Airbrush Artists to the Performers/Celebrities
Amnesty International '88 Philly/JFK Stadium for Bill Graham Presents/GAP Foundation (the Charitable arm of GAP Corp) - Exclusive Airbrush Artists to the Performers/Celebrities

Music Videos:
Tina Turner/Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome - Music Video "We Don't Need Another Hero" 1985 - Art Crew: scenic artist/set dresser/decorator
the Hooters - "Day by Day" 1988 - extra/audience
the Hooters - "And We Danced" 1988 - extra/audience
Bon Jovi - "Bad Medicine" live shots - extra/audience/walkon
Andrew Dice Clay - "the Diceman - Live HBO Special" TLA Philly front row audience/victim

Special events/promos
Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns" - Philly Boys & Girls Clubs - airbrushed tshirt giveaway promo
Temple University's 'Welcome' celebration 2009 - 500 airbrushed Tshirts for select new/returning students - live event - 1 of 3 Airbrush artists

Meetup - 2010 to present Joe Burke's The Philadelphia Glamour Photography Workshop
The Philadelphia Body Paint Group - 2009 to present - Host/Co-Founder (a live workshop - private/invitation only group directed from Facebook's 'Secret' Groups)

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Finalist airbrush category at the 2011 NorthAmerican Body Painting Championship - Dallas, TX USA
Now a member artist at Gallery ML - the Worl'ds only multi-artist Fine Art Gallery exclusively dedicated to just bodypainting
Competitor for the 2011 World Body Painting Festival in Austria this coming June/July!

Appeared live on the hottie cam at WMMR 93.3 Studios April 1 2011 bodypainting 2 models
Featured & Showcased at Philly's UNEARTHED: April session at G-Lounge
Guest bodypainter at the Gallery event at the Pudding Factory featuring the work of Ocean Clark...
Showcased bodypainter at Psychedellic Circus Washington DC
Exclusive bodypaintiner at the upcoming AVICII event in Philadelphia