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enter my belly - bbf 2016



Enter My Belly
Wednesday, September 14, 7:30-9:00pm
Grumpy Bert 82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217

You are what you eat.  Listen to chefs/restaurateurs talk about their food origins and what they like to eat. Please join us this evening with Sarah Zorn (Food Editor/Brooklyn Magazine), Harris Salat (Ganso), Zahra Tangorra (Brucie/High Five Girl) and Peter Entner (BOOMwich). 

Free (donations appreciated). Seating is super limited, please come early.


Illustration by Debra Ziss.

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rose wong solo art show - 2016


Rose Wong solo art show, "Occupying Space"
September 10th - October 2nd
Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 10th (7:00-9:00pm)

Pieces from show now up online! (Click here)




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danielle dejesus solo show


Pieces now up online (click here)

Danielle DeJesus - Solo show
Opening reception: Friday, July 15th (7:00-9:00pm)

July 15th - August 14th, 2016
Grumpy Bert - 82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Danielle De Jesus, a native of Brooklyn’s Bushwick, looks to her immediate surroundings as a source of inspiration for her art practices. Her formal studies began at The Fashion Institute of Technology, focusing in photography.  While a student in 2007, she took on an ongoing extensive photography project, documenting the rapid gentrification of her home neighborhood of Bushwick.  Since then, Danielle has returned to her first passion, painting and drawing.  Her current work employs non-traditional practices, media, and tools in the service of portraying the meaningful people and current events that influence her.  Portraits and events are often documented on unexpected surfaces such as Etch A Sketch screens, brick walls, paper currency, and even pumpkins.  In early 2016, influenced by the popular Broadway hit musical Hamilton, she immortalized creator/writer Lin Manuel Miranda’s likeness on a $10 bill.  This act led Danielle to her current body of work, a series of pop culture icons and influential people of color on U.S currency.


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clown show


WizardSkull presents:

Opening reception: Friday, June 17th (7:00-9:00pm)

June 17 - July 9, 2016
Grumpy Bert 82 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY 11217 

Featuring artists: Dima DrjuchinMatt Crabe, Justin Hager, Brandon Sines, Joseph Meloy, Killer Acid, Jay Riggio, Joanna Fields, Lenzie Rogers, Roy Wade, Sheila Marcello, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Jim Tozzi, Joseph Harmon, WizardSkull


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deth p. sun and gemma correll


Deth P Sun and Gemma Correll Art Show

Deth P. Sun and Gemma Correll duo show!
May 13 - June 12, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, May 13th (7-9pm)

Both Deth and Gemma will be at the opening!

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Pieces now available online!




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nycxdesign live painting event


We're taking over Bond St. (right outside the shop) with live art battles, drawing jams and a live truck painting demo with artists Rob Plater, Zero Productivity and Hyesu Lee.  The event is free.  Please come out and draw with us!  It all happens, May 7th, 3-8pm in front of Grumpy Bert.

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bros and foes


Bros and Foes
March 19 - April 10, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, March 19th (6:00-8:00pm)

Grumpy Bert is pleased to present Bros and Foes, an exhibition and book launch. Bros and Foes is a project of selected illustrations from Davaro-Comas, who drops you into surreal landscapes populated by his distorted cast of bros, foes and other lurkers. Characters both familiar or from some hallucinatory evening with friends: a collaborative conjuring born of the night’s voices and vignettes. Across the cosmic cornfield, tree-smoking Nicole Shea adds her foul and tender words to the party in Davaro-Comas’s brain, thus creating the book, Bros and Foes.

The show will feature 27 original watercolors, a new book release and a large Bro and Foe mural.

Join us for an evening of epic fun with the launch of Bros and Foes!

Ramiro Davaro-Comas was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is now living, creating and skateboarding in Brooklyn. His works reflect his colorful journey and prods its viewers to create their own narrative to his images. Davaro-Comas creates and paints all kinds of things including zines, books, prints, murals, animations, apparel, skateboard and snowboarding graphics and small street lurkers. 

Nicole Shea is a story-telling, zine-making, event-creating, co-founder of FOE Gallery. She's paying attention and trying to be funny.

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one if by land, two if by sea


We're proud to partner with The Made in NY Media Center by IFP for a special digital media exhibition titled, One if by Land, Two if by Sea.  The exhibition features the work of 11 artists and will take place at 2 locations in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  At the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, work will be shown on a gigantic 27 plasma screen display as well as a one-of-a-kind 360 degree projection wall.  Also for one night only, the exhibition will be projected outdoors onto the wall directly next to the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge. 

Please join us on April 7th at the opening reception!

One if by Land, Two if by Sea
April 7 - 30, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, April 7th (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
Music provided by Frank Ramos (Maximum Insight / BBOX Radio)

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP
30 John St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge (One night only. April 7th 7:00pm -10:00pm)
Pearl and Water St, DUMBO, BROOKLYN

Both are Free!  Here's a Facebook link to the event.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

What creates a life? How is it sustained. How do we not only survive, but thrive and attempt a life worth living? These artists explore the essential elements: land, air and sea to show how their definition of comfort, connection, love and ultimately home can not be separated. But morph, shift in and out and rely on all forces of life—in order to truly breathe.

About the artists:

Adrian K is a multi-talented artist who works with many art forms including murals, illustration, graphic design, photography and computer animation. Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, he frequently found himself in NYC, drawing inspiration from the art and culture of the city. He developed his own unique style while attending The School of Visual Arts in NYC which only increased his passion for character based illustrations and street art. Adrian K has merged his college training and life experiences into his own vibrant, precise, colorful and unique style. He is currently creating, exhibiting and installing his work all around the New York area.

Alex Kwan is a graduate of SVA and resident of New York, Alex Kwan spends her days animating and storyboarding for Titmouse Inc. on shows for DreamWorks and Disney,  commercials for Adult Swim, and Donatello's for the recent "TMNT: Half Shelled Heroes" animated movie.  On her nights and weekend, she cooks shallots and contemplates their life history leading up to the moment when they finally reach her dinner table as a garnish. Her other hobbies include following competitive eating celebrities, cat stunts, and trying to foster a lifestyle that enables more time to devote to  both.

Aya Kakeda was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.  Now she draws and creates imaginative world in Brooklyn, NY. She has produced art for books, products, magazines, posters, and store installations from clients all over the world. Her work appeared in NIKE, Delta, Disney Hyperion Books, KidRobot, The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, Runners World, Nickelodeon, Noggin TV, Plan Sponsors Magazine, Men's Journal, Roger la Borde, Macy's, and HongKong Mega Mall. Aya Also takes her imaginary friends to trios exhibiting in galleries and museums throughout the world. 

Deodato Pangandoyon was born in the Philippines, Deodato is a New York-based artist dabbling in the world of illustration and animation.  His work can be seen in networks such as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and most recently in the AdultSwim TV show "The Venture Bros."

Cindy Suen is a New-York-based Illustrator, Animator, and GIF Artist from Hong Kong. Her work is cute, colorful, and whimsical.  She draws lots of cats and pizzas, but likes to draw other things too!

Marka27’s (Victor Quinonez) upbringing was no doubt integral in the development of his artistic signature. The word “marka” itself means “to write” or “to leave a mark”— which is exactly what he channels his inherent creative energy to do. Born in Mexico and raised in Dallas, Texas, his work blends ancient cultural traditions with contemporary street-art representation. He coined the term “Neo-Indigenous” to define this unique approach; both his murals and studio work highlight traditional Mexican cultural figures, garb, and symbolism. He’s also been commissioned to work with a number of prolific brands, including Levi’s, Heineken, Disney, New Balance and Kidrobot. His work is normally representative of a sacred, subtle kind of spirituality— one that is rooted in Hispanic tradition, but which can convey a sense of protection across cultures.

Michael C. Hsiung is a Los Angeles based artist.  Michael C. Hsiung is a self taught artist known for his black-and-white pen and ink drawings. His work features a range of strangely rotund characters from fantastical creatures, such as centaurs and mermen to somewhat contemporary and/or old fashion bearded males often celebrating, imbibing, and rebel-rousing.  He has exhibited his works in various galleries as well as done various commercial projects.  He currently lives with his wife, Rachel, in LA where he continues to make art, comb his mustache, play D&D, and collect medieval weaponry. 

Rose Wong is a Brooklyn-based illustrator. Her work consists of combining the organic and geometric world together – to which line work and decorative elements are predominantly used. 

Stickymonger, aka Joohee Park, is a Brooklyn-based artist with an obsession to convert spaces into imaginary worlds that emerge as giant mural installations. Stickymonger’s murals are composed of black “stickers,” meticulously cut from giant sheets of vinyl and installed piece-by-piece by the artist, creating images that melt and flow together like rivers of ink cascading down the gallery’s walls. Park’s tactile and visual obsession with fluid and sticky blackness is related directly to her childhood experiences. Growing up in Korea, in a home adjacent to her family’s gas station, Park’s backyard housed six fuel-storage garages. There, the future artist would hide among the oil cans, often stepping in and playing with the dense black petroleum puddles that were ubiquitous in her world. Her subjects are visceral:darkness, prejudice, and anxiety are represented as eyes, holes and little girls, allowing the viewer to vicariously experience Stickymonger’s sardonic signification view point of human nature.

Taezoo Park is a digital artist based in Brooklyn NY whose work explores media and digital technologies which link together the ideal and real. Park pushes new artistic forms through his unique use of digital media, emphasizing the existent ‘character’ within a technology.

Scott Albrecht was born in 1983 in New Brunswick, NJ, and raised in Bethlehem Township, NJ. In 2003, he received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Albrecht is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and a member of The Gowanus Studio Space. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography and geometric collage using vintage printed ephemera and found objects. 

About the curator:

One if by Land, Two if by Sea is curated by Albert Chau, owner of Grumpy Bert, a shop/art gallery in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, New York.  Inside you'll find a collection of cute gifts, original art and prints / books / zines and apparel.  Throughout the year, Grumpy Bert hosts a variety of art shows and events, including writing workshops run by Lost Lit.  

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red envelope show



(flyer by ZROPRO)

(Red Envelopes available online, click here)

Red Envelope Show
February 6 - 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 6th (6-8pm)

In celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey, we invited artists to draw/paint on red envelopes.  In addition to the small pieces of original art, we've also asked artists to put a mystery gift inside the envelope too. Though, you'll only find out the mystery if you purchase the piece!  

The show is not only an opportunity to check out amazing pieces of art, it's also an opportunity to purchase an affordable original piece.  Most pieces are under $100!  The Red Envelope Show features over 50 artists with over 100 pieces, including work from:

Abe Lincoln Jr, Adrian K, Adrienne Arredondo, Alexandra Beguez, Allison Bamcat, Andrea Kang, Aya Kakada, Brandon Sines, Bwana Spoons, Christina Chung, Crys Yin, Dan Goodsell, Danielle DeJesus, David DeMarco, Debra Ziss, Dianna Xu, DINKC, Evah Fan, Ezerd, Hannah Perry, Hannah Xenakis, Henry Bohan, Hyesu Lee, Inksworth, Jen Tong, Jenny Acosta, Jessica Kleinman, Joaquin Jutt, Julie Finn, Kayoung Lee, Kim Ku, Kristen Liu-Wong, Laura Galbraith, Mark Wang, Marte Ekhougen, Matt Stanton, Melissa Guion, Michael C. Hsiung, Mike Egan, Mike Hinson, Murrz, Nadine Osborne, Natascha Uhlmann, Nate Bear, Nellie Le, Ness Lee, Nicky Davis, Rachel Jo, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Rhianon Chaos, Rob Plater, Roland Tamayo, Rose Wong, Shawn Cheng, Spring Hofeldt, Stickymonger, Susie Ghahremani, Theo Ellsworth, Wizard Skull, ZROPRO



Nellie Le

Kristen Liu-Wong

Jen Tong

Matt Stanton

Danielle DeJesus

Allison Bamcat

Rob Plater

Adrian K


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tat it up


*Pieces from TAT IT UP are now up online for sale*

Boundless Brooklyn and Grumpy Bert Present:  TAT IT UP

Boundless Brooklyn's first show in Brooklyn!  
An art show where both tattoo and street artists create their interpretation of tattoo art on Boundless Brooklyn kits and canvas.

Cris Element
Alex Passapera
Frankie Oneshot
Landon Morgan
Ralfy Revolver
Trudie Kaiser
Adrian K
City Rabbit
Danielle De Jesus

Curated by MURRZ and ZROPRO.

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