NEWS:

11.01.11: Order my new book, "Everything Will Be All Right" >>>
10.01.11:
See the steps for my latest painting commission >>>
09.01.11: I will have my first exhibit in Japan (details coming soon)
08.01.11: Revealed Project (click on image 11) >>> and trailer >>>
07.01.11: I have a presentation at the Bacon Free Library in Natick, MA
06.01.11: Smile Postercards in California and England this summer
05.01.11
: Converse shoes drawing
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04.01.11: My Liberty Hotel exhibit >>>
and my paintings are being featured/sol via TurningArt.com
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03.01.11: I
will be part of a group exhibit at the Children's Museum in Boston (an Asian theme show)
02.01.11: About one of my science-related painting commissions >>>

01.20.11: Free Screensaver download and bid >>>

01.01.11: I am painting painting mural-like paintings for "Deals" at the Atrium Mall in Chestnut Hill, MA and at the "Children's Music Center" in Jamaica Plain, MA (photos will be posted soon)
12.01.10:
I am painting painting mural-like paintings for a clothing store (details soon)

11.22.10: I just updated the "Presentations and Workshops" portion of the site >>>
11.15.10: My Smile Postercards are now awaivlable >>>
11.01.10: I am painting a new mural at the Jackson Elementary School in Newton, MA. I am also going to give a presentation at Rollins College in Orlando, FL. And I have a gallery exhibit at the Bee Gallery in Jacksonville, FL.

See News Archive >>>

School Visits (Presentations & Workshops) >>>
My paintings are being featured/sol via TurningArt.com >>>
Purchase the book that I just illustrated, "The Dinosaur Hunt" >>>
kangogift.com is now selling my paintings >>>
Plush toy version of my characters (sold out!!!)
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Smile Postercards (sold out!!!) >>>
$3,000 was raised for the Flood Victims in the Philippines >>>
Baha Exhibit >>>
BP Oil Spill Exhibit >>>

BLOG ENTRIES >>>

Art Grants (Fuller Foundation, Make the Dash Count, Reader's Digest and the Natick Public and School System)

EXHIBITS, COMMISSIONS, AND TALKS:

- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2007 >>> 2008 >>> 2009 >>>

Franklin Elementary School, Newton, MA >>>

Johnson Elementary School, Natick, MA >>>

Berryline mural, Boston, MA >>>

Brighton, MA mural >>>

Douglas Elementary School. Natick, MA >>>

North Yarmouth Academy in Maine mural >>>

Reilly W. Reilly School in Lowell, MA mural >>>

Lilja Elementary in Natick , MA mural >>>

Atrium Mall, Chesnuthill, MA >>>

Children's Music Together, Jamaica Plain, MA >>>

Artprize billboards in Grand Rapids, MI >>>

Jackson Elementary School in Newton, MA mural >>>

The Wealthy Elementary School, Grand Rapids, MI >>>

Center for Social Policy & the Brookview House >>>

South Elementary School in Stoughton, MA >>>

Hunter Elementary School, Raleigh, NC >>>

Swampscott High School mural, Swampscott, MA >>>

Hansen School mural, Stoughton, MA >>>

Artist in residency mural in North Hollywood, CA >>>

Washington School Playground >>> + >>>

Boston Center for Adult Education in Boston, MA >>>

Franklin Elementary School. Newton , MA >>>

Berryline. Boston, MA >>> and the character design >>>

Berryline mural v2 in Harvard Square >>>

Karmaloop mural in Boston, MA >>>

Boston's Children's Hospital (10t floor) >>>
Neurobiology lab in Stony Brook NY >>> and >>>

Berryline in Harvard Square >>>

Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA >>>

Washington School Mural version 2 >>>

Central Square mural >>>

Jackson School, Newton, MA >>>

Newton South, Newton, MA >>> + you tube clip >>>

John F Kennedy School mural >>>

Washington School Mural >>> + >>>

Residential Mural >>>

- Boston's Mass General Hospital >>>

- My artwork was exhibited at the Boston Logan Airport >>> -

One of my characters is now on a patch that Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts can earn for their community service efforts >>> read background info about the Spread the Bread Patch >>>

Natick Public Library >>>

- Talks at Boston College >>>, Northeastern University and Lesley University in 2006

Harvard Business Association >>> and the winner >>>

The School of Fashion Design, Boston, MA >>>

- Children's Music Center in Jamaica Plain >>> Beyond the Canvas >>>

Suffolk University, Boston, MA >>>

Boston University School of Medicine's Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Center (permanent collection) >>>

Quincy Medical Center >>>

Karmaloop Mural, Boston, MA >>>

Trotter Elementary School mural >>>

Boston's Children's Hospital (permanent collection) >>> + >>>

Happy Hollow Elementary School (six 48" x 36" food related paintings) >>>

- The 3 new characters I designed for the iParty chain of stores >>>

Lesley University >>>

- Super 7, 1630 Post St., San Francisco, CA. February 2005 >>>

New characters for the exhibit >>>

- Arts Build Community >>>

- Press event photos with Mayor Menino and the Smile Boston Project paintings for the Democratic National Convention Delegations >>> Wild Child, Arlington, MA (storefront art) >>>

Washington School logo/mascot >>>

- See one of my cool open studios display >>>

- All Asia, 334 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (Updated 5.24.6) >>> Opening 7.2006 >>>

- WGBH Fine Arts Auction 2005 >>> 2006 >>> 2007

SEE CURRENT AND PAST SHOWS LIST >>>Watch my first youtube.com clip >>> A BB&N student, Dorothy Thurston, just wrote about my project (The purpose of the essay is to profile a subject at work. It is a description of how the work is performed, and also an explanation of the subject through his work) >>> Hear my Podcast on www.artfilmdesign.comMichele Leong & Andrew Thompson wrote a paper about my JFK School mural >>> Katherine Macy's, Boston University's graduate program of Arts Administration, paper about Free Art (my work is one of the paper's topic). Download Word file >>>The Smile Boston Project documentary won the "Best Short Documentary" award at the Woods Hole Film Festival on Austust 4th. The film was also shown the Newburyport, New Hampshire, Northampton Film Festivals (Best Regional Film), the Chicago Filmmakers Art Docs Series, the Europen Social Forum in Malmö, Sweden this fall(official website >>>) and the Heart of Gold Film Festival in Australia >>> Watch the trailer >>> PBS/WGBH's TV show, Fetch with Ruff Ruffman, features my paintings (airing on 5.30, 9.11 + 10.16)
The
Boston Globe featured my paintings/project as one of their "Best of the New" >>>
Channel 5's Chronicle on Nov. 30th @ 7:30 PM
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Boston Magazine Article >>>
Fox 25 News Friday March 12th @ 10 PM >>>
other media coverage >>>

SMILE BOSTON PROJECT PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN DONATED TO:

Red Cross Donations >>>- Night of 10,000 Balloons - The Corner Co-op Nursery School - WGBH Auction 2010- Anti Defamation League New England Region - Boston Living Center- Filipino Heritage Camp - New England chapter of the Anti-Defamation League- Philippine flood victims of 2009- United Way - Association of Community Employment Program - Washingotn Gateway- artofhealing.org- PAWS (has been successful in keeping thousands of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, other disabling illness, and now seniors, together with their beloved pets)- Garden Nursery School - Cowboy Caleb- William Lacey - Arlington's Children's Theater- AIDS Action Committe of Massachusetts through the Imperial Court of Massachusetts - Philippine Peace Corps >>>- Gulu Gulu Cafe fundraising - WGBH 2008- Nepalese Orphanage- MS Walk - Love for Lilli - Triangle- The Dance Complex- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts- Boston Boy's Choir- Nora Theater Company - WGBH 2008 Auction- The Jackson School- Garden Nursery School - Brattle Street Theater- Dedham School System - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts- Federation for Children with Special Needs- Red Cross- National Multiple Scleoris Society- Garden Nursery School at Harvard - Sam Yoon- WGBH 2006 Auction- Avon Breast Cancer Walk- Spread the Bread >>>- Garden Nursery School- Beyond Shelter- artconnection.com - WGBH 2006 Fine Arts Auction- Gulu Gulu Cafe's Hurricane Katrina fund raising- Garden Nursery School- PFLAG- London, U.K.'s Filipino Community Center- Red Cross (Hurricane Katrina vicitms)- Oxfam (Tsunami victims)- Boston Public Library- WGBH (2004 and 2005 auctions)- Lynn Community Health Center- Lincoln Sudbury High School's Math Team- National MS Society, New England Chapter- Spruce Street Nursery School- Friends of Boston's Homeless- Cambridge Nursery School - Families First- Washington Gateway Main Street- Charles River Public Internet Center- Annual Head of the Charles Celebration- HRC- Artist Group of Charlestown various fundraising events- Identity Magazine fund raising event at All Asia, July 9, 2004- 2004 Run for Research Marathon at DKNY's - Hyde Square Task Force- American Heart Association- WNPR/CPTV Online Auction- Shelter Legal Services Foundation- Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer- Relay for Life- GLSEN Boston - Cambridge Public School SystemMy Paintings are also being featured at the following stores:- Art Etc. Gallery in Newton, MA >>> - World Maps in Harvard Square - Tokyo Kid, 36 JFK St., Cambridge, MA >>>- Audrey K, 1411 1/2 W. Kenneth Rd, Glendale, CA 91201 >>> Store picture >>> - 9 Months, 286 Newbury St., Boston, MA and 182 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI >>>- Bruce McGaw Graphics- Picklepot, 29 Washington St., Salem, MA >>>- karmaloop.com- A Hog on Ice Gallery. One Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950- Out of the Blue Gallery. 106 Prospect, Cambridge, MA 02139

Photo by Yuri V.