Max Kauffman Oakland
Max grew up in South Bend, Indiana. Born in Chicago, he returned there often for skateboarding in his teens and concerts after that. In Indiana, a giant portion of his early life was outdoors - wandering swamps, flipping over logs, exploring the forest primeval in my backyard. This duality shaped him and the work he makes. Needing something larger after high school, he attended ASU for ceramics and anthropology. The latter has remained a major influences on his creative work. Max has been fortunate enough to show work across the US for the past seven years. He has also shown bits of things in Italy, Israel, and Canada (first out of the country solo there last year). Featured in Juxtapoz, Lost at E Minor, Beautiful Decay, and Wallfarmers. Max has been lucky enough to work with people like Mountain Dew, Nike, and Arbor on projects, and have written for Hi Fructose on and off since 2008.