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Joey Maas, Palm Springs Pop Art

Joey Maas is a prolific Neo-Pop artist born in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and now based in Palm Springs, California. Maasʼ early artistic influences stem from his childhood fascination with 1980ʼs design, fashion, and skateboarding.  In particular, he found inspiration in the portrait paintings of Patrick Nagel and Vision Skateboards graphics of Andy Takakjian, but also the accessorized ubiquity of Swatch watches, Memphis style design, and shopping malls.

Maas spent most of the 90ʼs and early 2000ʼs touring as a musician in punk and post-punk bands, but following after a horrific tour van roll-over crash in 2008, he decided to leave the touring life to focus solely on visual art. Maasʼ work has attracted collectors worldwide, including members of Mastodon, The Go-Goʼs, TSOL, Slipknot, Johanna Went, Gala Darling, David Oman, and more.

Joey Maasʼ work has also appeared on local and national television programs such as Ghost Adventures, KTLA CW News, Los Angeles, Portlandia, and KCAL CBS News, Los Angeles, as well as a solo exhibit for the red carpet premiere of House At The End Of The Drive (2013).

Past Exhibitions

= Solo Show

2024

Holt x Palm / Untitled Gallery, Ontario, CA.

2023

⭑ Gallery 30 South, Las Vegas, NV
•“Pieces and Bits” Group Art Show @ Artbar LA, Los Angeles, CA

2022

•!Community! Juried Art Exhibition The Galen Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA
•Hot Times, Cool Art Group Show. The Galen Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA

2018

Some Product, Solo Show @The Cleaners at Ace Hotel, Portland, Oregon.

2016

Bullets, Broads, and Bathtub Gin, Romancing The Mob, group show @ Rick Miller’s Surf Club Gallery, Hollywood California

2015

Mondo Retro Solo Show @ Branch, Portland, OR
•Surf Club Gallery, Hollywood, CA.

2014

⭑ Death To False Pop Art, Solo Show Lethal Amounts, Los Angeles, CA.

•Burgundy Room Gallery, Hollywood, CA


2013

House At The End Of The Drive, Red Carpet Premiere Solo Exhibition, Beverly Hills, CA.
•Gallery SevVen, Huntington Beach, CA.
•Lethal Amounts, Los Angeles, CA.

•Boshin Gallery, Hollywood, CA.       

2012

Vive’ LA Rock, Solo Show, Silver Factory Studios, Los Angeles, CA.