Cerissa Lopez is a Las Vegas-born and raised, multi-disciplinary and bi-racial artist with extensive work in traditional painting, illustration, murals, graphic design, and photography. She grew up in a creative household, studying various artforms from a very young age. As long as she can remember, she’s had an affinity for science fiction, cyberpunk, nature, classical art and surrealism – which provides recurring inspiration for her work. She has had over 12 years of experience in both painting and graphic design professionally, serving as in-house graphic designer in the music/concert/festival industry and a freelance muralist for several notable clients such as Area 15, Insomniac Events, Clark County School District, and Las Vegas Raiders to name a few.
Krie is a Graffiti Artist born and raised in Las Vegas. He spent part of his childhood in Mexico where he discovered graffiti in his early teens. Once he came back to the United States, he chose to concentrate on his love for graffiti and the streets. He spent his early days teaching himself in every form of art he could and obtaining materials to create his art by any means necessary. The streets were his essential canvas for years, and he felt it was the only form he was able to express himself freely.
Throughout the years, he taught himself how to create through spray paint, acrylics, rollers and brush painting, mural curating, and graphic design. His art crusade almost came to an end when he was shot, shortly after his birthday in 2020. That incident only abetted to conceive new ideas and drove him to create more than ever before.
He is raising two children, created the most successful mural, graffiti art, and graphic design business with his brother in Las Vegas; fully owned and operated by minorities. Krie currently creates murals throughout the country, as well as working with various art educational programs in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, helping to provide urban youth with art education and encouragement he could never receive in school.
Eric Vozzola is a muralist, studio artist, and graphic designer based in his hometown of Las Vegas. Having shown studio work in solo and group shows locally and nationally, Vozzola has created murals and public artworks all over the Las Vegas area, Reno, and Portland, OR. A returning Life is Beautiful artist, Vozzola has created artwork for such clients as Starbucks Corporation, Resorts World Las Vegas, Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Circa Resort & Casino, the City of Las Vegas, Meow Wolf at Area 15, and various private residences and businesses around Las Vegas. Vozzola formerly held a decade-long, agency and in-house graphic design career, with his fine art and mural practice alongside, but left his “9-5” design career in early 2019 to pursue his art career full-time. He has since elevated his professional art practice into a thriving business and a life of purpose, supporting his wife, Kira, and their sons, Sage and Oren, while continuing to offer a vibrant and unique contemporary art style to the world.
Guilherme Lemes, who paints under the name “Eyelien”, is a Brazilian artist who resides currently in Las Vegas. He got his start in the graphic design world working in an agency as a creative director in Goias, Brazil. He currently works independently for businesses as an art director, while also contributing murals throughout the West Coast with the goal of “beautifying places that were once blank with no life and color.” In addition to his graphic design work, he has gained popularity for his colorful murals. Conservation, LGBTQ, and POC-related subjects are a strong part of his work due his life experience and vision for the future.
Leon Keer is the international 3-D illusion phenomenon specializing in anamorphic street art. Examining current issues including environmental concerns and the livability of this world, Keer is constantly aware of the playfulness and beauty of life – versus the degradation around him – a contrast that he expresses and amplifies in his work. His ability of performing as a street painter allows him to share the joy of painting with the public. Though his paintings are often temporary, images of his work have been shared via social media all over the world.
Keer will be transforming a corner wall with an oversized 3D surprise.
A Las Vegas native, Michael Dodson holds a Bachelor of Science, with an emphasis in studio art from Skidmore College in New York. His studies led him to Christie’s Education in New York City, where he earned his master’s degree in contemporary and modern art history, as well as the history of the art market. Before returning to Las Vegas in 2015, Dodson worked with art galleries, auction houses, web-based art galleries and print studios in New York City. Looking to share his passion for art and education, he served as the Artist-in-Residence at Opportunity Village’s New Opportunities for Visionary Arts (NOVA) initiative and at The Rogers Foundation, where he taught art classes to at-risk youth through the Foundation CORE Academy. Dodson currently works as a fine artist and muralist in Las Vegas.
Derek Douglas, known professionally as SNIPT, is a Las Vegas-based artist who has become best known for creating mixed media Pop Art mashups. Having showcased his artwork across the United States since 2013, the body of work created by SNIPT has included mural installations for corporate clients, convention exhibits, interactive music festival installations, and inclusion in several gallery exhibits in both solo and group formats.