We're really into the work of Jarrad Mckay. We've been glad to share some custom products and prints in stores, and we're looking forward to a potential collaboration in the the future. Expect big things from him this year. He recently had a solo show at Axiom Fine Art Gallery and produced a shirt with The Loyalty Club.
We're honored to have a an Art by Jay original DNO canvas on display at DNO Downtown.
I am Jarrad Mckay also known as Art by Jarrad. I'm a New Orleans native who fell in love with art at a young age.
I was a student at a range of New Orleans Public Schools where I discovered my love for art. I then enrolled in art classes and also attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Even with being involved in NOCCA I continued to participate in different art activities and programs within the New Orleans Parish School system. I was introduced into the culture of the historical Mardi Gras Indians at a very early age. At the age of 3 my grandfather handcrafted my first suit leading me until my adulthood were I still follow the same tradition. I now handcraft my own suit. My talent and creativeness within the art field assisted me with becoming a tattoo artist. When I started tattooing at the age of 15 it took my art to another level. From there I began to put more focus into painting on canvas.
I moved to Washington D.C. in 2006 to further my art education after Katrina. My art teacher sponsored me to study African art in South Africa where I stayed with a family in Cape Town, South Africa.
In December 2015 I presented my first solo art show Retro●Spective introducing a series of paintings geared towards my outlook and life experiences on the ghettos in New Orleans in the 90s. In January 2017 I presented my second solo art show Year of the Camo introducing a series of paintings. I have had the opportunity to present personal art pieces to numerous celebrities.
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Art by Jarrad
Photos by Michael Tucker