Base: Chicago / Los Angeles

“Born and raised in Chicago, self-taught Jake Merten began his artistic career in Summer of 2012 after moving to Los Angeles. Since then he has grown to working in fashion design, digital design, art direction and traveling to paint large-scale murals and private installations all over the country, specializing in freehand aerosol mural work. Jake debuted his first solo show in his home-town of Chicago in Spring of 2015 while he took a brief residency in the city. Currently residing again in Los Angeles, Jake continues to contribute local and national mural work and showcase his talents at mural festivals, live-painting events fashion and music events, and gallery exhibitions.” -excerpt from website