Ed Trask, after growing up in Loudoun County VA. left his rural existence, moved to Richmond VA. and enrolled into the Virginia Commonwealth University’s painting program.  While in school he spent every waking hour playing music in the mid 80’s Richmond punk scene and painting.  By his third year in school, after many attempts to get gallery attention, he decided to make the many dilapidated buildings surrounding his school his gallery.  Paintings were painted directly on buildings, or done on boards and screwed onto the buildings illegally until the city was covered.  In 1992 Ed graduated with a painting degree and moved to Washington D.C. where he started touring with the Dischord records band the Holy Rollers, and continued to paint illegal murals all over the world.  Three years later he moved back to Richmond to join the band Kepone.  While the demand for his paintings started to grow, he figured he should start a gallery and make a go at mural and sign work.  Since then the work has never stopped flowing in, and Ed’s paintings and murals have been collected into many permanent collections including Gap, G.E., Capital One, Fortune Magazine, N.B.C, Philip Morris, Media General, Mars and Play inc.  Ed now plays in the bands AVAIL, Heks Orkest, and Corntooth.  He continues to paint murals, create collaborative projects and work as a corporate creative consultant.  Ed has gallery shows nationwide and has his studio in Richmond Virginia where he lives with his beautiful wife and two children.

Solo Exhibitions

 

  • 2013 Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2012 Adam Cave Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 2012 Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2010 Adam Cave Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 2010 Jonathan Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvinia
  • 2009 Studio 27.28, Philadelphia Pennsylvinia
  • 2009 J Fergesen Gallery, Farmville, Virginia
  • 2008 Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2007 Cramer Gallery (Steward School / residency program), Richmond Virginia
  • 2006 Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2005 Cramer Gallery (Steward School / residency program), Richmond Virginia
  • 2005 Gallery 222, Leesburg, Virginia
  • 2005 Capital One, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2003 Egg Space Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2003 Chop Suey Book, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2002 Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2001 Egg Space Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2000 New Work, Corporate Museum and Frame, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2000 New Work, Park Group, Richmond, Virginia

Collections

 

  • Art.com
  • Dominion Power
  • Phillip and Fontain Minor
  • Capital One, Richmond, Virginia
  • Consortium, Two Richmond Plaza LLC, Richmond Virginia
  • Play Inc.
  • N.B.C.
  • GAP / Old Navy
  • Fortune Magazine
  • Philip Morris
  • Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • GE
  • Mar

Edward Jefferson Trask

 

  • Born California
  • Currently Resides in Richmond, Virginia

Education

 

  • B.F.A. 1992 Virginia Commonwealth University

Group Exhibitions

 

  • 2012 Group Show 19 Karen Gold Coast Australia
  • 2012 Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2012 RVA Street Art Festival Group show, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2012 Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2011 Kimbal Art Center, Part City, Utah
  • 2010 Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, California
  • 2009 Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia
  • 2009 T&P Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2008 Bridge Art Fair (Miami Art Basel), Miami, Flordia
  • 2008 Weekend Fling All Rise Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2008 Insiders Outsiders and The Middle, Scion Space, Los Angeles, California
  • 2008 Ed Trask and Jennifer O’Connell, Adam Cave Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 2007 Red Door Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2007 Wide Open, McCraig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2007 V.C.U. arts Locker Project, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2006 Tribes Gallery, New York, New York
  • 2006 Robert Rentz Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2006 Open End Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2005 Small Works, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2004 Capital One (Permanent Collection Exhibition) / Curated Culture, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2003 Stress Fest, Emo’s, Austin, Texas
  • 2003 Underground Artist Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2002 Egg Space, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2000 Egg Space, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1999 Artzilla, Artspace, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1996 1708 Art Auction, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1991 – 1993 VIM Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Residencies, Community Projects

 

  • 2013 Town of Ashland, Virginia community mural
  • 2012 Town mural, Costa Brava Spain
  • 2012 RVA Street Art Festival, Co-organizer, volunteer mural facilitator, art director
  • 2012 Converse/Nike Art director and mural painter for Richmond, Brooklyn ad capaign
  • 2011 Altria, Hands on Greater Richmond mural project, Art director, engage 200 voulunteers
  • 2011 Partners in the arts, community mural project, Florianopolis, Brazil
  • 2011 Altria, Hands on Greater Richmond, mural project, facilitate mural for 100 volunteers
  • 2010 Relevant, Kimball Art Center, Part City, Utah
  • 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University, Mass Communications Department

Commissions

 

  •  American Eagle
  • Art.com
  • Old Navy
  • Altria
  • Dominion Power
  • N.B.C.
  • Gap
  • Ducati International
  • Virginia Elevator
  • International Roofing
  • Butler and Williams
  • Style Magazine
  • Inside Business

Bibliography

 

  • “Insiders, Outsiders, Middle,” Juxtapose, August 2008
  • “Scion Space show,” L.A. Weekly August 2008
  • “Perfect Day,” Giant Robot, 2008
  • “On Exhibit Feature,” Juxtapose, May 2003
  • “Snapshot,” Stop Smiling, August 2003
  • “Ed Trask,” Giant Robot, Summer 2003
  • 64 Magazine, 200
  • Janet Giampetra “Brush With the Law,” Style Magazine, August 1997
  • Time Out Amsterdam, June 1992