By Rik Catlow
Thirty-five year old Rik Catlow was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He studied illustration at The Kubert School and The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He now resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Wassa and a tabby cat named Bo. Rik has worked in New York City for the last seven years as a web designer and has designed sites for companies such as bluefly.com, Bertlesmann, N2K/CDNow and United Media. At N2K/CDNow, he won an American Graphic Design Award for his work on rocktropolis.com. Rik Catlow's urban pop art is a stream of unrelated images that form one unified composition. Using found objects like discarded beverage cans as a canvas, gives his work an organic quality and a sense of whimsy. He has most recently shown his work in Los Angeles, Nashville, Austin, Seattle, Santa Fe, Atlanta and Australia.