Edward Cao is a visual artist who creates fine art gallery work and commercial work in paint and digital formats. Juxtapoz described Edward’s work as “colorful and chaotic,” while Catapult Art Magazine elaborated that he “offers a bedlam of beauty, showered with vivid drizzles that captivate and tantalize the senses, while enticing any art enthusiast into visually arresting scenes and subjects.” Edward has exhibited his work domestically in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, and St. Louis, as well as internationally in Australia, Germany, and Taiwan.

Through partnerships in music, print publishing and apparel, Edward’s commercial work has recently appeared on album covers, books, interactive graphics and t-shirts. He has contributed as both an artist and blogger to the apparel line Blood Is The New Black.

A BFA graduate of Art Center College of Design, Edward lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

Exhibition
"Room of a Thousand Doors", WOW x WOW Gallery, September 2017

"Group Show," Garage Gallery, Los Angeles CA, April 2016
“Best of The Hive,” The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, April 2016
"Hive Tarot 7," The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, January 2016

"Group Art Exhibit," The Pretty Pretty Collective, Los Angeles CA, October 2015
“I Want to Believe,” Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn NY, August 2015
“Once in a Blue Moon,” Madame Siam, Hollywood CA, August 2015
“Jedi July,” The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, July 2015
“6×6 International Group Exhibition,” Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, June 2015
“POPswap” The Dream Factory, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2015
“Best of The Hive,” The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, April 2015
“Cash and Carry 1,” Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA, March 2015
Featured Artist, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, January 2015

“Pandamonium,” Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA, June 2014
“Desiderata,” Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn NY, May 2014
“KawaiiLand,” Los Globos, Los Angeles CA, May 2014
“Yours Truly: 100 Postcards for Human Rights,” Alexi Era Gallery, St. Louis MO, May 2014
“All Hail GWAR!: Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show,” MF Gallery, Brooklyn NY, May 2014
“Of History and Hope,” Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA, April 2014
“New Avatars in Hiveland,” The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, April 2014
“Nostalgia,” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA, February 2014
“A Collection of Paintings” with My Friends Love Me, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, February 2014
“Twice-Told Tales,” Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA, January 2014
“Year of the Horse,” Wrong Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, January 2014
“Hive Tarot 5,” The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, January 2014

“Christmas Ornament Sale,” Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena CA, December 2013
“Princess Ave.” The Rat Factory, Hollywood CA, December 2013
“Winter Eternal,” The Pretty Pretty Collective, San Francisco CA, December 2013
“Glass Hands” with My Friends Love Me, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, November 2013
“Curiosities,” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA, August 2013
“Mis Santos Espantosos” Showroom – Supporting Artist, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, June 2013
“Masterpieces of Shit,” The Rat Factory, Hollywood CA, June 2013
“10th Anniversary Group Show,” MF Gallery, Brooklyn NY, June 2013
“Pancakes & Booze Art Show” – Featured Artist, Lot 613, Los Angeles CA, May 2013
“The Hive 8th Anniversary” – Installation Artist, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, April 2013
“Pool Art Show” presented by Blood Is The New Black, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV, February 2013

“Nevermore,” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA, December 2012
“Monstöberfest 3,” Rothick Art Haus, Anaheim CA, October 2012
“Dark Art: A Tribute to Metal,” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA, August 2012
“See You In Hell 2,” MF Gallery, Brooklyn NY, May 2012
“Marvelous Humans,” Articulated Gallery, San Francisco CA, April 2012
“All In for the 99%,” Los Angeles CA, March 2012
“Creatures from the Black Lagoon,” Zzyzx Science Gallery, Los Angeles CA, January 2012

“The Heartbeat of California,” SEIU-ULTCW, Los Angeles CA, July 2010

Group Exhibition, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, August 2009
Group Exhibition, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, July 2009
Inaugural Exhibit, Art: Raw Gallery, New York NY, March 2009
“Manifest Hope: DC,” Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, January 2009

“Deep Water,” C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice CA, November 2008
“Hollywood, DC: Lights, Camera, Election!” World of Wonder Gallery, Hollywood CA, October 2008
Group Exhibition, The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA, October 2008
“Cannibal Flower,” Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles CA, June 2008
“Cannibal Flower,” Hangar 1018, Los Angeles CA, February 2008

“Eco Art,” Nichols Gallery, Claremont CA, January 2007

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