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Who We Are

The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a non-profit organization that turns billboards into public art sites. Our goal in this work is two-fold: To help emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks by raising their profile with the public and the arts community, and to bring art to city streets making it as accessible as the numerous billboards we view every day.

KCET Article:

In its seventh year, this year's Billboard Creative project highlights the work of established and emerging artists on 30 billboards across L.A. This year's curated collection features pieces that address issues such as immigration, the environment, race, gender and domestic violence.
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Interview With Artist:
PHUNG HUYNH

Part of the 2021 Billboard Exhibition
Board Location: Santa Monica NS 100ft E/O Hollywood Frwy F/W
Phung Huynh is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose practice is primarily in drawing, painting, and public art. Her work explores and challenges cultural perceptions of beauty standards and representations of Asian racial identity and culture. Her most current work of drawings on pink donut boxes and cross-stitched, personalized California license plates explores the complexities of the refugee experience in Southeast Asian communities.
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Interview With Artist:
Humaira Abid

Part of the 2021 Billboard Exhibition
Board Location: Highland ES 200ft N/O De Longpre F/N 
Humaira Abid is Pakistan born American artist working with sculpture and miniature painting. Her work challenges women’s roles in Asian and Middle Eastern culture, and pushes the boundaries of taboo in society. With her unique cross-cultural perspective, Abid aims to re-examine the way we see everyday objects, allowing for conversation and stories to unfold around subjects that are often buried under the surface.
Interview

Co-Production with the Hammer Museum

Interview with Made In L.A. Curators

A conversation with Made in L.A. 2020: a version curators:
Myriam Ben Salah and Lauren Mackler

On Going Programs

The Billboard Exhibition

TBC produces an annual, month-long exhibition on the streets of Los Angeles. For over 7 years, we have carefully curated and hung work on a massive scale throughout the city, with our billboards being viewed more than 1.2 million times. Celebrating emerging and mid-career artists from around the globe, the show is open to submissions across all disciplines. Click here for more information and to learn how you can submit your work for consideration.

Artist Short Films

Preparing for our annual exhibition is a year-round process, allowing us to develop relationships with artists from all corners of the globe. Beginning last year, we added another channel for connecting audiences and creators, documenting the process and philosophy of five artists with filmmaker Sam Vladimirsky. We look forward to adding three new documentaries to this series in 2021

TBC|Interview

A digital look at today’s most interesting voices in art, from all sides of the creative spectrum. TBC Interview will be a growing resource for in-depth conversations on the issues that artists are dealing with and thinking about right now. We hope it serves as a point of discovery, as well as a place to delve deeper into the stories that drive each artist’s creative process.

Guest Artists
Program

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.

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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.
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