Craig Costello

Curriculum Vitae
Born in New York City, 1971. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Owner and operator of Krink Inc.

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1994-1996.

Solo Exhibitions
“New Work,” Isetan the Space, Tokyo, Japan, 2023.
“New Work,” Eighteen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2020.
“WHQ,” agnès b. galerie boutique, New York, NY, 2017.
“Site-Specific Painting and Sculpture,” Loft in Space, Honolulu, HI, 2011.
“Spray Paint the Walls,” 18 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 2011.
“A Piece of Detail,” Cinch Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2009.
“Craig ‘KR’ Costello,” Presented by BMW MINI, Vicious Gallery, Hamburg, Germany,  2009.
“New Work,” Don’t Come Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2008.
“Dreams Never End,” Vicious Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 2007.
Soho Art Walk, agnés b. Homme, New York, NY, 2004.
“Words to Live By,” Alife, New York, NY, 2002.

Group Exhibitions
“City As Studio,” presented by K11 MUSEA and K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China, 2023.
“BEYOND THE STREETS London,” curated by Roger Gastman, London, England, 2023.
“BEYOND THE STREETS on Paper,” curated by Roger Gastman, Southampton, NY, 2021.
“Watch This Space,” curated by Magda Danysz, London, England, 2019.
“BEYOND THE STREETS New York,” curated by Roger Gastman, New York, NY, 2019.
“Fundamentals,” two-person exhibition with Tilt, Rouen, France, 2019.
“BEYOND THE STREETS,” curated by Roger Gastman, Los Angeles, CA, 2018.
Outdoor Festival, Roma, Italy, 2016.
Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea, 2013.
“Faces and Laces 7,” Moscow, Russia, 2013.
“Wynwood Walls,” Art Basel Miami, 2012.
“A&C Shop,” curated by Art & Council, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2012.
“December Group Show,” The Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
“Private Property,” curated by The NY Art Dept, The Hole, New York, NY, 2011.
“Stars and Stripes Forever,” agnés b. Galerie/Boutique, New York, NY, 2011.
“The Art Machine,” curated by Alife, The Hole, New York, NY, 2011.
“Faces and Laces 4,” Moscow, Russia, 2011.
“Yone vs Krink,” And A, Tokyo, Japan, 2010.
“3+1,” Galerie Du Jour facade, Paris, France, 2010.
‘Group Show,” Joyce Galerie, Paris, France, 2010.
“Barnstormers,” Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY, 2010.
“Letterheads,” Melbourne & Sydney, Australia, 2010.
“It Ain’t Fair,” O.H.W.O.W., Art Basel, Miami FL, 2009.
“Faces and Laces 2,” Moscow, Russia, 2009.
“No Comply,” Presented by Red Bull Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2008.
“Open City,” Eyebeam Gallery, New York, NY, 2007.
“Stussy World Tour,” curated by Aaron Rose, Blu House, Venice, CA, 2006.
“Ugly Winners,” curated by agnés b., Aaron Rose, Christian Strike, Galerie Du Jour, Paris, France, 2006.
“New York’s Own,” curated by Chris Daze Ellis, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY, 2006.
“Other Possibilities,” Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2005.
“Beautiful Losers,” Site-specific mural, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.
“Heavy,” Alife, New York, NY, 2003.
“The New New York,” Galerie Du Jour, Paris, France, 2003.
“Alife Store,” Deitch Projects, New York, NY, 2003.
“Sk8 on the Wall,” Rocket Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2002-03.
“Session the Bowl,” Dietch Projects, New York, NY, 2002.
“I love printing,” Alife/Artomatic, New York & London, 2001.
“Barnstormers,” Smackmellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2001.
“Barnstormers,” Fishtank Galllery, Brooklyn, NY, 2001.
“Annual Juried Show,” Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA, 1997.
“Post No Bills,” Acme Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1995.
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1994.

Museum Exhibitions
“Rose Beton,” Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 2016.
“Lasco Project,” Palais De Tokio, Paris, France, 2015.
“Fertile Ground,” Untitled; Layers of paint removed from wall and shaped, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, 2014.
“Language of the Wall,” Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey 2014.
“Barry McGee,” University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, 2012 .
“Art in The Streets,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
“Rojo Nova,” Fundação Casa França, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2011.
“Rojo Nova,” Museu Da Imagem E Do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, 1998.

Public Art Projects
“Names,” Praha, Czech Republic, 2008.
“The Dreamland Artists Club,” Creative Time, Coney Island, NY, 2004.
“Barnstormers,” Cameron, NC, 1999.

The Absolut Company, Stockholm, Sweden.
agnés b., Paris, France.

Commissioned Work
Tommy Hilfiger, New York, NY, paintings and site-specific installation, 2022.
Moncler, Hong Kong, China, site-specific installation and in-store activation, 2017.
Red Bull, New York, NY, hand-painted edition, 2017.
Willisau Switzerland, Willisau, Switzerland, hand-painted table & sideboard, 2013.
Sandro, Brooklyn, NY, site-specific painting, 2013.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney, Australia, site-specific installation, 2012.
Hostem, London, UK, site-specific installation, 2010.
The Base, Taipei, Taiwan, site-specific painting, 2010.
Turmkunst Art Monument, Berlin, Germany, site-specific painting, 2010.
colette, Paris, France, site-specific painting, 2010.
Max Fish 10th Anniversary, Art Basel, Miami, FL, site-specific painting, 2009.
Stilwerk, Hamburg, Germany, site-specific installation, 2009.
Erste Liebe, Hamburg, Germany, site-specific painting, 2009.
Partners & Spade, New York, NY, site-specific painting, 2009.
Redbull Headquarters, Sydney, Australia, site-specific painting, 2009.
Megawords, Philadelphia, PA, site-specific painting, 2009.
Nike Sportswear, Soho, NY, site-specific installation, 2008.
Alife, Vancouver, Canada, site-specific installation, 2008.

Product Collaborations
Stance, limited-edition sock and marker set, 2018.
Kith, custom designs for limited-edition apparel collection, 2018.
Brooklyn Museum, limited-edition t-shirt, 2018.
Nike, 9 custom designs for Air Force 1 sneaker customization lab pop-up in NYC, 2017.
Hanes, 2 piece limited t-shirt collection, curated by Olivia Kim for Pop-In@Nordstrom, 2017.
agnès b., WHQ book, WHQ vinyl sticker, 4 limited-edition t-shirts, 2017.
Coach, 9 piece limited collection, 2013.
Modernica Eames chairs, curated by Art & Council, Edition of 5, 2012.
uniform experiment, hand-painted bags, edition of 12, 2011.
MOCA & Levis, Commemorative Trucker Jacket with Print, edition of 50, 2011.
Tom Sachs x Krink Special Edition Marker Set and Dock, 2010.
Absolut Vodka & EXIT, 3 hand-painted bottles, 2010.
Levis Japan, limited-edition 5-piece KRINK x Levi’s apparel collection, 2009.
BMW MINI, Hamburg, Germany, custom Mini Cooper S car, 2009.
Smith Optics, limited-edition goggles & helmets, 2009.
Incase, limited-edition laptop case, curated by Arkitip, 2009.
Kidrobot, scale model of Krinked mailbox, edition of 500, 2008.
Nike Krink Air Force 1 sneaker, edition of 500, 2008.
Monument Snowboards, KRINK x Monument snowboard, 2008.
“Beautiful Losers,” custom designed Krink marker for film’s premieres, 2008.
The Queens Box Set, marker/ink set for Words to Live By exhibit, 2002.

“Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention,” Rizzoli, 2020.
“KR, It’s All in My Head,” AKA, 2006.

Book Publications
“Beyond the Streets,” Roger Gastman, 2018.
“Document,” Henry Leutwyler, Steidl Books, 2016.
“Rose Beton,” Epoxy, Toulouse, France, September 2016.
“The Art of Rebellion IV,” C100, Publikat, 2016.
“The Carhartt WIP Archives,” Gary Warnett and Mark Kessler, 2016.
“Ink or V is for Vermilion As Described by Vitruvius as a to Z Ink in Architecture,” Michelle Fornabai, GSAPP Books, 2014.
“The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti,” Rafael Schacter, Yale University Press, 2013.
“Barry McGee,” University of California, 2012.
“Taken By Surprise,” featured artist, Gestalten, 2012.
“Art in The Streets,” cover of hardbound edition, featured artist, Jeffrey Deitch, Skira Rizzoli, 2011.
“Abstract Graffiti,” cover and feature, Cedar Lewisohn, Merrel, 2011.
“Fresh/2 Cutting Edge Public Illustrations,” Slanted, Daab Media, 2011.
“Stickers: Punk Rock to Contemporary Art,” DB Burkeman and Monica LoCascio, Rizzoli, 2010.
“Nova cultura contemporânea,” 2010.
“Treppenkunst,” Christopher Tornow, Verlag Gudberg, 2010.
“The Art of Rebellion III,” C100, Publikat, 2010.
“Trespass,” Carlo McCormick, Taschen, 2010.
“Turmkunst: Street Art XXL,” Jaron Verlag GmbH, 2010.
“Carhartt Brand Book Volume 1,” 2009.
“Street Art,” Ric Blackshaw & Liz Farrelly, Scrawl Collective, 2008.
“All Gone 2008: The Finest of Street Culture,” Colette & La MJC, 2008.
“DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop,” Cey Adams, Collins Design, 2008.
“The Barns: by the Barnstormers,” Gion, 2008
“Names,” Czech Republic, Trafacka, 2008.
“K/R: Projects/Writings/Buildings,” Ten Thousand One, 2008.
“All Gone 2007: The Finest of Street Culture,” Colette & La MJC, 2007.
“Materials, Process, Paint: Creative Solutions for Graphic Design,” Daniel Mason, Laurence King Publishing, 2007.
“Agnes B: Hiver 2007-2008” Lookbook, Paris, France, 2007.
“Also Known As,” AKA, 2005.
“Made,” featured artist, 2004.
“Brooklyn: New Style,” Booth-Cibborn, 2004.
“Autograff,” Peter Sutherland, powerhouse, 2004.
“Morning Wood,” Roger Gastman, Gingko, 2003.
“Heavy,” Alife, 2003.
“Sponsorship: The Fine Art of Corporate Sponsorship,” Ryan McGuiness, 2003.
“All City,” Paul 207, 2003.
“Scrawl,” Scrawl Collective, 2002.
“Schizophrenia,” Lowdown, 2001.
“The Art of Getting Over,” featured artist, Stephen Powers, St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Selected Press
Kennedy Magazine, Athens, Greece, Issue 7, interview, 8 pages, April 2018.
BL!SSS Magazine, Rome, Italy, Issue 112, 2 pages, December 2017.
GQ Japan, Tokyo, Japan, December 2017.
Vogue France, Paris, France, November 2017.
Saturdays, New York, NY, interview, July 2017.
Magazine PALAIS, Paris, France, Issue 24, interview, 10 pgs, November 2016.
Eloquence Magazine, Seoul, Korea, Issue 69, cover & interview, 30 pgs, February 2014.
Interview Magazine, The Art Issue, January 2014.
Maps Magazine, Seoul, Korea, Issue 68, 6 pgs, November 2013.
Vogue Korea, “More than just ink,” November 2013.
CNN, “When street art meets runway style,” September 2013.
Saturdays, Spring 2013, Issue 2, interview, 8 pgs, 2013.
Women’s Wear Daily, “Coach Launches Krink Collection,” February 2013.
The Sydney Morning Herald, “Graffitist delivers artful fashion statement,” April 2012.
Juxtapoz, August 2011, Issue 14, cover & interview, 14 pgs, 2011.
House Magazine 17, Summer 2011, 2 pgs, 2011.
Graffiti Art Magazine, Paris, France, Issue 13, cover & interview, 16 pgs, 2011.
Code Red, Spring 2010, Issue 6, Russian Federation, interview, 4 pgs, 2010.
Hidden Champion, Winter 2010-2011, Issue 19, Yone X Krink Exhibit feature, 2 pgs, 2010.
Exit Magazine, London, UK, V. 3, No. 3, Issue 23, cover & feature, 8 pgs, 2010.
Lodown “DTP” Issue 001, Berlin, Germany, 3 pgs, 2010.
Radikal Magazine, Issue No. 2, Taipei, featured artist, all pgs, 2010.
Hidden Champion Magazine, Tokyo, Japan, cover & interview. 6 pgs, 2009.
Megawords magazine, Philadelphia, PA, cover & interview. 2009
Exit Magazine, London, UK, V. 3, No. 1, Issue 21, cover & interview, 12 pgs, 2009.
Common Magazine, Tokyo, Japan, 9 pgs, 2009.
Sneeze Magazine, Montreal, Canada, 2 pgs, 2009.
Clark Magazine, Paris, France, 4 pgs, 2009.
Acclaim Magazine, Australia, Issue 16. 2 pgs, 2009.
DIF Magazine, Portugal, 2 pgs, 2009.
MIS – Future Interiors Magazine, 2009.
Ollie Magazine, Japan, 1 pg, 2009.
International Herald Tribune, “Krink: Turning graffiti ink into a marketing brand,” 2008.
New York Times Magazine, “Tag Sale: a specialty ink with a graffiti-art past aims for the broader market,” Feb 4, 2008.
Complex Magazine, Krink Nike shoes featured, 2008.
Juxtapoz Magazine, Cover & feature, 2 pgs, 2008.
Kingbrown Magazine, Australia, 8 pgs, 2008.
Clique Magazine, Praha, Czech Republic, 6 pgs, 2008.
Serie B Magazine, Spain, No 18, cover & 5 pgs, 2007.
Juxtapoz Magazine, 10 pgs, 2007.
Mass Appeal Magazine, 2 pgs, 2007.
Arkitip Magazine, Issue 30, cover, 12 pgs, 2007.
Art in America, review of Dreamland Artists Club, photo, Sept, 2004.
Metropolis, July, 2003.
Previous: The Fader, Mass Appeal, Figaro, Brutus, Tokyo Jammin, Collider, Relax,
XXL, The Source, Flyer, Vapors, Jane, Strength, Lodown, Connect, XLR8R, Le Colette,
Dazed & Confused, Complex, Jalouse, Time Out NY, Frank 151, Missbehave, Warp.

Superfad “On Creativity,” feature interview, 2012.
VICE “Art Talk,” feature interview, 2011.
Current Television, feature interview, 2009.
Defrag, feature interview for Levis release, 2009.
CNN, “Fortune Small and Global,” business feature on Krink, 2008., Material Interest, “Black and blue” & “Krink in case of emergency,” 2008.
Stussy “World Tour,” documentary film, featured artist, 2006.
“Inside Outside,” Andreas Johnsen, street-art documentary, featured artist, 2005.