Beyond the Streets

Went and checked out Beyond the Streets while my wife and I were in LA.  This is possibly the best exhibit I have been too.  With over 40,000 sq ft of exhibits it was impressive, to say the least. Growing up as a Bay Area Graffiti Artist in the late 90’s and early 2000’s I […]

Sentimental Mood at 1am SF

SENTIMENTAL MOOD Join us this Friday, January 12th at 7pm for the opening reception of “Sentimental Mood” a group exhibition featuring 20 Bay Area artists at First Amendment Gallery.  The gallery is located at the intersection of 6th and Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Exhibiting […]

Parental Advisory – Opening Photo Recap

Had a blast at the opening of Parental Advisory at 63 Bluxome Gallery.  Kids loved it too! Thanks to all participating artist and everyone who came out. Below are the two pieces my daughter and I collaborated on. Opening Reception Photos by Paul Bustamante.

Label Art – Alibi Ale Works

Guess two things I love?  You got it!  Art and beer. When I was asked to create a label for Alibi Ale Work’s Crescendo #2, I was more than happy for the opportunity. Working with good friend, awesome Artist and Art Director Daryll Peirce was a great experience.  Collaboratively we came up with something that reflected […]

San Leandro – Utility Box

Painted a utility box over Labor Day weekend for the city of San Leandro, CA.  Special thanks to Athen B. Gallery for the project.    

Make it Count – Solo Show at Fifty24PDX

My solo show opens up April, 7 at Fifty24 (Upper Playground) Portland. More info here. “Make It Count” A solo show by Marcos LaFarga Bay area artist Marcos LaFarga ties together installation, typography, graphic design and photo realism to create his bold, colorful, and playful imagery. “Make It Count” like all of Marcos’ work will […]

The Art of Beer Invitational

I will be contributing my painting “Make Magic” to Ales for Autism on behalf of the folks at Calicraft Brewing at this years Art of Beer event in Sacramento, CA.  I will be in attendance at the event. Click here for more info .

Drawn Together at Children’s Fairyland

I had the privilege to draw and contribute this past weekend to the annual Drawn Together charity event at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland.  This event helps fund the parks art and restoration.  Fairyland is one of Oaklands historic gems. Oakland North also came by and did a really nice story on the event and some […]

The Studio Work

The Studio Work came by last month and did this really neat interview. Check it out here. Photo Courtesy of: Elise Morris

Imagine – Xela Collective

I recently had the pleasure of painting Xela Collective’s magical van (an old school Ford Econoline).  They are traveling the country in efforts to raise money to help fund arts and youth programs in Xela, Guatemala.  They are good folks with a great mission.  It was fantastic getting to know them and contribute to their project.  Thanks […]

Create on Telegraph

My good friend Jake Watling had a really nice mural on Telegraph and 43rd in Oakland, CA. It unfortunately got tagged. Even more unfortunate, Jake got diagnosed with cancer and was going through chemo therapy at the time and could not get to the wall to fix it. Jake asked if I wanted to come […]

Code For America at YBCA

Code for America commissioned me for some live painting during their summit conference at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Process shot by Preston Rhea

40th and MLK

About a month ago, one of my art school buddies Michael Simpson (Percy Feils), asked me if I wanted to collaborate on a wall in Oakland. Of coarse I said yes, jumping at the opportunity to get down with an old friend.  The wall has had some invaders since then, but rest assure we’ll be keeping […]

Outside Lands 2014

Another Outside Lands.  This year was amazing as always.  Full of Music, Art, Friends, Beer and Food.  Painting with my man Ken Davis was a good time. Thanks to Jeben Berg, Juxtapoz and the rest of the Outsider Art crew for the good time. A few snap shots below. Enjoy. Finished Piece. Subm2 crew on the left […]

No Justice. No Peace.

No Justice No Peace Art

Finally getting around to posting pictures of the mural project I did for the law offices of Tamor & Tamor.   They are extremely kind people and thoughtful defense attorneys. It was a please to work with folks that have similar political views.

Carpe Diem at Loakal

I’m extremely honored to be a part of this year’s Carpe Diem show at Loakal. Some real heavy hitters painting in a 24 hour window.   Here is a nice video from last years Carpe Diem. Filmed & Edited by: Taylor Morgan

Bizare Art Festival

I’ll be getting my graffiti fix this weekend in Fresno, CA with some of the most amazing artist on the west coast. Hope to see you there. Flyer by: Timber

GroundSounds Interview

The kind folks at Ground Sounds recently did this really thoughtful interview. Check it out here.  

Possibilities are Endless – Sacramento State Exhibit

I’m very honored and excited to be exhibiting along side good friends and exceptional artist Victor Malagon and Ricky Watts. Possibilities are Endless at Sacramento State runs from October 28 through November 21. Open reception is Thursday, November 7, 6pm-8pm.

Project One Walls

I was honored to be asked to paint at Project One Gallery last month along with Aaron De La Cruz.  The opening was a blast. Here’s some great photos from the opening courtesy of Project One.

Dons Market Mural Project

Below is a project that had been in the making ever since my wife and I moved to Pepper Drive in Concord. Don’s Market has become our local corner store and I’ve passed by this blank wall for years. The owners of Don’s liked my work and were always open to me painting it.  I […]

Tim Diet at RVCA

I went and checked out my good friend Tim Diet’s show “Split Personalities” last Friday at RVCA in San Francisco, who is showing along with Justin Hager. I’ve always had a ton of respect for Tim and love his work. His attention to detail and perfection is stellar. I highly recommend you go check it. […]

Project One Walls

Just finished my installation at Project One Walls in SF. Join us Wednesday, September 25 for the opening.

Ken Davis Visit

I recently was lucky enough to visit my good friend Ken Davis’ studio/work space in Fremont, CA.  The place is a large glass gilding and sign painters paradise.  It was so overwhelmingly beautiful.  The owner built an old western looking town outside of the main warehouse.  The place had a small windmill, water tower and […]

Side Effects at Gauntlet Gallery

  Side Effects at Gauntlet Gallery New works by Alexander Getty, Drew Young, Jen Mann, Marcos LaFarga, and William Arvin Opening Thursday, June 20 6–9pm Visit the event page for more details:

Uptown Place Display Window

Last year the good folks at BayVAN commissioned me for a window display project at Uptown Place.  They had event called Oakland Love Notes where folks from the neighborhood wrote what Oakland meant to them.  We then selected a few of these words and I created this tiled ten foot by six foot painting for […]

Academy of Sciences for Warholian

Last month I was invited by Warholian to do some live painting for the Academy of Sciences Night Life event along side Daryll Peirce, John Wentz, Brett Amory, Eddie Colla and many others. Michael Cuffe of Warholian took some great photos of the night (below). If you haven’t check out Warholian your missing out. Enjoy…

No Looking Back at Le Qui Vive Gallery

No Looking Back Le Qui Vive 1525 Webster, Oakland, California 94612 Opens Friday, January 4, 7pm Marcos LaFarga Daryll Peirce Jaime Molina & Victor Malagon January will mark another avoidance of a doomsday for humanity, highlighting our societal and humanitarian ability to out live and achieve, we gather together a generational cast. Each artist will be […]

Little Big Draw at MUA

The fine folks at MUA will be hosting “Little Big Draw,” this Wednesday. Come check out Art in the making and pick-up some affordable work while your at it. Gonna be a good time. Thanks to John Casey and Michael McConnell for putting this on. Wednesday, November 14 from 7pm–10pm Mua Oakland 2442 Webster St, Oakland, California 94612 […]

Solo Exhibition at ZeroFriends

The time has come.  I’ve been working diligently on all new work for my upcoming exhibition, “Home Cooking” at ZeroFriends in Oakland. Here’s the details. Home Cooking A solo exhibition by Marcos LaFarga Opening Reception – Thursday, October 4, 6pm-9pm ZeroFriends Gallery – 489 A 25th Street, Oakland CA, 94621  First 45 people to […]

Metro x Marcos LaFarga Skate Deck

  Ever since my eighth birthday – when I went to the skate shop and picked out my first board (a Sims Mini Stabb circa 1986), I was fascinated with skateboard graphics. Metro, my local and rad as hell skate shop,  has been a supporter of my work for a few years now. When they asked […]

Outsidelands 2012

  This Sunday, August 12, I will be painting live and collaborating with artist Brett Amory at Outsidelands in SF. Special thanks to Juxtapoz for the invite. Check the artist line up here.  

Oakland NOW

Opening weekend: Friday August 3rd (First Friday) 6pm-10pm Saturday August 4th (Art & Soul) 2pm-midnight Sunday August 5th (Art & Soul) noon-6pm Show on view through Saturday August 25, 2012 Spoke Art Gallery is proud to be partnering up once again with the East Bay Express and fiftyseven-thirtythree to present an exhibition featuring our favorite […]

MYTH at Modern Eden Gallery

I have a piece in the MYTH show at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. Opening Saturday, July 14 from 6-10pm Modern Eden Gallery 403 Francisco Street San Francisco, CA Click here for the press release. I will be in attendance for the opening. Hope to see you there.  

Zerofriends Collective Art Show

I’m SUPER enthused to be a part of the ZeroFriends Collective Show, Opening Saturday, July 7 (7/7) at the Zerofriends gallery store in Oakland.  BTW… Rumor has it, they’ll be serving 7 and 7’s.  This one is not to be missed! For more info visit the Facebook event page here.  

Local Love Note – First Friday – Uptown Event

I’ve recently have been working diligently on a commission in participation with BAYVAN at Uptown Place in Oakland.  The project is a 6′ x 10′ painting based on words that describe Oakland and the community. The project will be debuting at the Local Love Note event happing First Friday, May 4 from 4pm-8pm.  I will be […]

Solo Exhibit at Sticks+Stones Gallery

Please join us for my solo show at Sticks+Stones gallery. I will be exhibiting new works from 2012 including selected pieces from 2011. Friday, March 2, 2012 6:00pm until 11:00pm Sticks + Stones Gallery 815 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 Visit the Facebook event page here. The Dj for the evening will be Joey Alaniz.  

East Bay Express News Box

Fellow Bay Area Street Artist and friend, Eddie Colla has been working with East Bay Express to beautify their news boxes with quality art.  When Eddie asked if I wanted to do one, I jumped at the opportunity. Before my box gets put to the mean streets it will be on display at my solo […]

Beyond Eden Art Fair

Earlier this month I was pleased to show and attend Beyond Eden Art Fair in Los Angeles.  I was a part of Spoke Art’s Quentin vs. Coen Round Three show at the fair.  The overall exhibit was insanely inspirational and showcased many gallerys including: Spoke Art C.A.V.E Gallery CoproGallery Nucleus La Luz De Jesus Gallery […]

Broken Windows Theory

CBS Lords Present — The Broken Windows Theory Opening Reception : Saturday, October 15, 7pm – 11pm Subspace Art Gallery 3855 Hughes Avenue Culver City, CA, 90232  

Quentin vs. Coen Round Three

This weekend I will be participating in Spoke Art’s, Quentin vs. Coen Round Three show at the Beyond Eden Art Fair in L.A.  If your in Southern California, come check it out. More info below. Spoke Art is proud to present the third and final round of our nationally touring Quentin vs. Coen art show. […]

John Casey Collaboration

Good friend John Casey is preparing for his upcoming show at swarm gallery in Oakland, Opening Saturday, October 1,  2011 6-9pm. As a part of his exhibit, John is doing Hands and Pants collaborations with over 40 artist. (Below is a sneak peak of my collaboration with John.) Also showing in the project space at […]

The Outside Lands Aftermath

Sky’s the Limit.  Not really, I hope that there is NO LIMIT, but it’s a good saying and I thought inspirational. Sunday at Outside Lands was a very interesting adventure. Aside from some serious drama, which I won’t get into, it was a great experience. Above is my finished piece that I worked on throughout […]

Outside Lands Festival

This Sunday, August 14,  I’ll be painting live at the Outside Lands Music Festival alongside Skinner, Nate Van Dyke, Sam Flores, Chez, Apex and more.  We’ll be painting in the Center of Polo Fields where the main stage is located. If your going to the festival stop by and say hi.  Should be a good […]

Alex Pardee’s Awful/Resilient

Late last year I was approached by good friends Alex Pardee and Jeben Berg to help layout and design Alex’s new book Awful/Resilient.  Some of you may or may not know, I am also a graphic designer and do design work as means to support myself and family. When I was asked to work on […]

John Hersey

Last weekend at The Graffiti Gumbo Show at Backyard Boogie in San Rafael I ran into highly respected illustrator John Hersey. John Hersey is a veteran Illustrator.  He is noted as one of the first Illustrators to use the personal computer for art and illustration.  He is a part of the group Emigre, which you […]

Bedford Gallery Tote

Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California, recently hit me up to put some of my art work on a tote bag. The bags came out awesome. The good friends at TEAM did the killer screen printing job. They will be available at the Outlandish show opening Thursday, July 7th. Go support!    

Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory

The great folks over at are putting together a great show, with a great line up at Project One gallery in San Francisco. They’ve even built a nice website for the show. Opening is Thursday, March10, 7pm-11pm. Don’t miss this one.

Ephemeral Beauty

I’ve got a show coming up with a good looking line up. Gallery Heist presents Ephemeral Beauty A collaborative group exhibition featuring street artists from around the world: Hugh Leeman, Sean Desmond, Nate Van Dyke, Thank You, Brett Amory, Mario Ayala, Gaia, Ludo, Miso, Keef Ward, Daryll Pierce, Armo, Press Pause, Marcos LaFarga and David […]

Terminal 22 Closing

Terminal22 is closing. I feel like my favorite band just broke up. After 6 months, it’s time for Gallery Terminal22 to close it’s space at: 2443 Telegraph Ave in Oakland. It’s been a good run! Here is some coverage of the current and last show curated by Jessie Wusthoff. Be sure to check out the […]

The Graff Show

Press Release Statement: To those who produce it, Graffiti is an art form requiring a high level of skill and talent. To those who only view it, it is a visual mystery that speaks a language they don’t quite know but want to understand. In January, Terminal22 will showcase a range of talent and Graffiti […]