Eric “Mr. Trixter” Angelini is a Los Angeles native who started creating street art (graffiti) at the age of 11. His inspiration derives from skateboarding and hip hop culture in California. His repertoire has expanded to include art, fashion, design, film, and music. His list of clients includes Guess, Nike, Miss Sixty, Energie, Miss Me Jeans, Toyota Scion, HBO and Showtime.
Trixter’s work has appeared in movies, commercials and music videos for recording artists such as Usher, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, 50 Cent, Christina Aguilera, and Macy Gray. His work has also been displayed in San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and numerous galleries nationwide and abroad.
In 2001 his work was featured in the documentary “Rock Fresh” on Showtime as well as the new WCA crew documentary.
Eric was on Next Level Team Azerbaijan.
Ayumi “SANOizm” Chisolm hails from East Cleveland, Ohio. He first created hip hop graffiti in 1983 and has since won several awards at international graffiti arts competitions.
Sano volunteers with JUiCE, a community non-profit, and the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office gang prevention programs. He actively showcases his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the El Segundo Museum of Art. He also maintains his own art studio and is a studio assistant for legendary contemporary artist Henry Taylor.
Sano was on Next Level Team Cambodia.
Lance Johnson is a graffiti artist based in New York City who uses his work as a vehicle for urban development and a celebration of urban life. His practice involves using improvised collage to draw stories from the combination of seemingly random imagery. Lance is passionate about making vibrant and thought-provoking work that draws from the past to provide insight to the present.
Lance will be on Next Level Team Turkey.
Brandon Marshall is a Tennessee-based aerosol artist with a B.F.A in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis. Since graduating, he has been working as a visual artist specializing in mural-making and public art with a strong focus on community engagement. Marshall’s current professional endeavors stem from an extensive background in the Hip Hop Community as a Graffiti Artist, B-Boy, promoter, and educator. He has secured wall space and painted at mural festivals from Denver to Melbourne, and constantly strives for excellence within each of his artistic practices.
Brandon will be on Next Level Team Nigeria.
Danielle Mastrion is a Brooklyn-born painter and muralist. She earned a B.F.A from Parsons School of Design, and is a self-taught aerosol artist and educator. Danielle has been painting murals locally and internationally since 2012, and her work has taken her around the world. She chooses festivals that have a direct relationship to the local communities and that put local artists together with international ones. Danielle’s work focuses on social justice, specifically women’s rights and youth education. She works with many schools, shelters, youth-based mentoring organizations, conservation organizations, and several anti-gun violence organizations. She is a Teaching Artist with Creative Art Works in NYC and a trained oil painter with a background in Live Painting. She has several ongoing residencies in NYC where she is an active participant in the local art and activism communities. Her work has been featured in the A&E channel’s “In Focus” artist series, New Balance’s “Made Mondays”, Budweiser’s “Respect The Hustle” campaign, Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix series, the documentary “No Free Walls”, and the upcoming “Street Heroines” documentary.
Danielle will be on Next Level Team Dominican Republic.
Desi Mundo is the founder of the Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP). Under his leadership, CRP has produced more than 250 murals in the Bay Area, Chicago, Albuquerque, and Bologna, Italy. As an artist, he has collaborated with influential aerosol artists ZORE, P.H.A.S.E.2, VULCAN, and RAVEN.
Desi also has a long history of community organizing and public art advocacy. He received the Rising Leaders Fellowship from the Youth Leadership Institute in 2005 and has been awarded the Individual Artist grant from the City of Oakland eight times. He has worked with numerous non-profit and community organizations such as United Roots and Phat Beetz and is a member of the Technical Advisory Council for Urban Tilth’s North Richmond Farm and the Advisory Council for the Youth Media Project.
For his activism, volunteerism, and artistic contributions, Desi is also a recipient of the Best of the Bay award from East Bay Express.
Desi was on Next Level Team Egypt.
David “Chino” Villorente is a graffiti artist and has written and edited for several graffiti-focused publications in and around New York City. This has included an 11-year period as editor for the “Bomb Shelter” and “Graf Flix” graffiti features in The Source magazine and numerous shows and speaking engagements to share his knowledge of graffiti culture. He has also co-authored a book about New York’s subway graffiti art called “Mascots and Mugs”, as well as co-authoring the “Piecebook” graffiti art book series: “Piecebook”, “Piecebook Reloaded”, and “World Piecebook”.
David will be on Next Level Team Guatemala.