Known for his graffiti and street art, Tewz took up printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Some of his works can be seen on the walls of New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, even in Prague, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. In 2007, he won Chicago’s Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament. He has also been the recipient of the Mary Koga Award from the Japan America Society of Chicago. Still, he makes his subversive street art accessible to the masses and intends on juxtaposing “play” and “art.”
Fluent in a variety of mediums, Tewz can work in serigraphy, painting, sound, graphic design, photography, and more. This teacher at the South Chicago Art Center also decided to become one of the contestants on Bravo’s reality competition, Work of Art. In the second season, these up-and-coming artists compete for a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000. A diverse panel of judges will offer their criticisms of the works, until only one remains as the winner.