KAWS, the American artist based in New York, is a uniquely prominent figure in today’s art world. Drawing on influences from pop-culture animation and graffiti, KAWS creates larger than life figures that demonstrate a unique wit and playful irreverence. His works range from paintings and murals to graphic design and clothing, however each piece holds his core recognizable artistic vocabulary of graphic elements that emphasize line and color. His most prominent and highly sought after works include his cast of hybrid cartoon characters, each showcasing his distinct bold visual vocabulary and receiving exceptional success both in gallery spaces and on social media. The New Jersey native has had a career of significant collaborations with brands like A Bathing Ape, Nike and Uniqlo, along with large scale exhibitions in renown institutions around the world.