LUIS “ZIMAD” LAMBOY (b.1965)
Luis Zimad Lamboy was born in the South Bronx in 1965. In the late 1970s he began his career as a graffiti artist which has heavily influenced his style and global brand. He attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC between 1987 to 1990 where he studied textile surface designing after being awarded a scholarship. As a self taught artist, he began to combine his skills with formal training in design to develop the unique and contemporary style he is best known for.
His first show was in 1984 at Fashion Moda, a gallery best known for first showcasing graffiti art in NYC. Since then, he has shown and sold globally including exhibitions in the United States, Russia, France, London, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Philippines, Vietnam, Ecuador, Panama and Netherlands. His clients include many major brands such as Nike, MTV, Modello, Corona, RedBull, Lion Gate Films, Jacob & Co and State Farm as well as many Private clients and celebrities. He has appeared in dozens of documentaries and has been interviewed and invited to participate in shows and projects all over the world.
His influence come from Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Jeff Koons. Luis Lamboy sees art as a living timeless force. He lives and breathes art and sees it in everything from architecture to nature. His works incorporate his experiences and histories often forgotten lessons, which he hopes will educate and inspire people all over the world for generations to come.