Teachr is one of the most accomplished and prolific street artists in Los Angeles. True to his name, Teacher’s focus has been on education and the vital need to focus on the most important resource we have: our children.
Teachr’s path to becoming one of the top 10 graffiti artists in Los Angeles started with a bachelors of fine arts in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design and 10 years of traditional commissioned art for private collectors and corporate clients. In 2004 he was the first artist allowed to work on a painting in the corridors of the pentagon as a live art installation and was the first to do the same in the department of state display room in D.C.
What lead him from the pentagon corridors to the streets of Los Angeles was heartfelt after the birth of his twins in 2010. During this time of budget cuts to education and taking art out of schools. Teachr's goal was to get caught by the police while doing graffiti to help get his message of "teach each child" to the masses. Arrested in December of 2011, he kept doing graffiti, but more carefully. He's appeared in a couple graffiti documentaries as well as the full feature "Pay2Play". Teachr helped to start a program making it legal for artists to put their artwork on electrical boxes at traffic light intersections.
Driven by becoming a father to twins and preparing the world for them, Teacher has decorated traffic light boxes, offered editorial improvements to billboards, and made large scale pieces from wood like street signs, oversize boxes, sculptures, more. Teacher doesn’t just spray paint, he takes over areas of public space and makes it his own platform to spread a message of “TEACH PEACE,” among other positive missives.