The Billboard Creative's goal is to help emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks by raising their profile in a massive way - as part of LA's annual billboard exhibition.
Bryan Ida "Kio", Qhamanande Maswana "Her Inner Winner", Anthony Kurtz "The Loft of the Medusa", Andy Hann "Welcome To Hollywood", Diane Meyer " Group I", Michael Joseph "Pristine Christine", Emily Manwaring "Can't let the summer past"
"We The People"
On February 6, 2023, The Billboard Creative (TBC) will host a billboard exhibition titled We The People featuring 30 works in a broad range of media - photography, painting, mixed media, collage, and sculpture by both emerging and established artists. Works are selected through a curated, blind submission process open to all and will be shown alongside guest artist Bryan Ida. LA: PAMP will feature the annual billboard exhibition throughout the duration of the exhibition.
More Info / Full artists list / Interactive map to all the locations / Interviews
"The Billboard Creative celebrates artists from all walks of life and creates a supportive platform for artists to share their work at the massive billboard scale with the city of Los Angeles." Mona Kuhn Curator
2023 LA Billboard Exhibition Artists | Full Artist List
We sat down with two of the artist from the 2023 show. Guest Artist Bryan Ida and our youngest artist Emily Manwaring
Interview with Guest Artist
Mona Kuhn interviews Bryan Ida the 2023 guest artist.
The Team at TBC did a studio visit with Brooklyn-based artist Emily Manwaring - one of the 2023 Billboard artists.
TBC| Grant Initiative 2023
This year's exhibition also marks the inaugural Billboard Creative artist grants. Three artists received nonspecific cash awards.
I show different perspectives on portraits of children from marginalized communities around the world...
I always wanted to be an artist but we didn’t have too much money and I had to support myself.
Lola del Fresno
Fresno is a visual artist whose projects involve large-scale mixed-media installations with an active public component...
Launching In February 2023
The Los Angeles Public Art Mapping Project
Images clockwise: Sites featured on LA:PAMP will include Arut Tantasirin (Hollywood), George Yepes (City Terrace), Invader (Hollywood), and One Bouriyaphon (Hollywood).
This Is Not A Gun
The project began in 2016 when Levine encountered a list of ubiquitous objects that were “mistaken” as guns by police officers in shootings of unarmed, majority-Black people: a sandwich, bible, hairbrush, wrench, and wallet to name a few. This Is Not a Gun engages with the public through community driven workshops hosted by artists, activists, healers, and mindfulness collaborators, and was developed into an eponymous book in 2020.
Cara Levine Interview
TBC|Interview takes a deep dive into the minds of today’s most vibrant and enigmatic creators worldwide. The series takes a uniquely intimate look at some of the most intriguing voices working outside of the mainstream spotlight.
Each of our exhibitions are headlined by one or more acclaimed guest artists. In addition to having their work featured on billboards throughout Los Angeles, these individuals help raise awareness and increase exposure for other TBC participants. Past guest artists have included Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, Paul McCarthy, Alex Prager, Jack Pearson and Laurie Simmons.
Billboard exhibition featuring 30 NFT artists. The works were selected by Alejandro Cartagena from Obscura.io and Mona Kuhn from TBC.
Co-Production with the Hammer Museum
TBC began with a single billboard and has grown to an average of 40 billboards per show. That wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous donors. TBC consists of an all-volunteer staff, so your donations go directly to producing art shows and bringing attention to artists. We are a tax deductible 501c3.Donate