Featuring : Jarrad Mckay AKA Art by Jarrad

Posted on March 06, 2017


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.



For further information please contact:

Jarrad McKay

Art by Jarrad



IG: artby_jay



Photos by Michael Tucker