About

Welcome to Markham Artist

Markham’s work is an embodiment of the independent artistic spirit. Whether doing freelance work through Radar Media or making art to express his relentless creative energy, Markham puts his unique stamp on whatever he does. Part of his vision as an artist is to present topics that are often ignored or shunned by the popular media. By exploring and artistically depicting his feelings on abuse and the media's exploitation of certain groups of people, for example, he hopes to give voice to the victims whose suffering is often overlooked. This represents the true spirit of using art as a healing force for the creator, and hopefully for the viewer, as well. –N. Matta

EXHIBITIONS & RETAIL

• The Damned Show 12, Tangent Gallery [Detroit, MI] (2019-10-24 to 2019-10-26)
• Planet 9 Film Fest, Ant Hall [Hamtramck, MI] (2019-10-20)
• T’s n’ a Matinee, The Phoenix 510 [Hazel Park, MI] (2019-10-19)
• Anima Mundi Exhibition, Pallazo Ca’ Zanardi [Venice, Italy] (2019-10-03 to 2019-11-24)
• Squid Ink Gallery, Art Inspired by Music [Antioch, CA] (2019-09-18 to )
• Artcall.org, Summer 2019 Portfolio Art Show [Salt Lake City, UT] (2019-09-18 to )
• Lawrence Street Gallery: Summer Invitational [Ferndale, MI] (2019-07-05 to 2019-07-26)
• Psychedelic Shack [Detroit, MI] (2019-06-27 to 2019-09-28)
• Detroit Showcase, Tangent Gallery [Detroit, MI] (2019-05-30)
• Mix with a Maker Pop-Up Art Show, Gallerie Camille [Detroit, MI] (2019-04-17)
• Embrace Creatives, Warmth Exhibit [Detroit, MI] (2019-03-01 to 2019-04-01)
• J. Mane Gallery, Colors Exhibit [New York, NY] (2018-12-01 to 2018-12-31)
• The Damned Show 11, Tangent Gallery [Detroit, MI] (2018-10-25 to 2018-10-27)
• Northville Art House, West of Center Exhibit [Northville, MI] (2018-09-07 to 2018-09-29)
• St. Andrews Hall, Pancakes & Booze Art Show [Detroit, MI] (2018-05-17)
• Eastern Market, Live Art Detroit [Detroit, MI] (2016-08-21)
• Blick Art Materials [Royal Oak, MI] (2016-07-11 to 2016-07-29)
• Tangent Gallery, Detroit Zombie Apocalypse [Detroit, MI] (2016-04-18)
• The Ritz [Warren, MI] (2015-03-20)
• DiMaggio Fine Art & Jewelry [Lathrup Village, MI] (2014-Present)
• University of Michigan, Social Justice Art Festival [Ann Arbor, MI] (2014-03-29)
• State Theater Gallery [Ann Arbor, MI] (2013-07 thru 2015-07)
• University of Michigan, Allies for Disability Awareness [Ann Arbor, MI] (2013-10-21 to 2013-11-01)
• Motor City Art Collective [Detroit, MI] (2013-06-14 to 2013-08-14)
• Sherwood Forest Art [Detroit, MI] (2012-present)
• DiMaggio Group Companies [Lathrup Village, MI] (2012-2013)
• Hybrid Moments [Ferndale, MI] (2010)
• New York Art and Jewelry Liquidators [Lathrup Village, MI] (2009)
• Mid-Summer Expo [Detroit, MI] (2009) • Xcape Con 2 [Birch Run, MI] (2008)
• Pan African Film Festival 14 [Los Angeles, CA] (2009-01)
• The Future Gallery [Clinton Twp., MI] (2008)
• The Day's Inn [Hazel Park, MI] (2008)
• Xcape Con [Flint, MI] (2007)
• The Future Gallery [Clinton Twp., MI] (2007)
• BF Goodrich Building [Detroit, MI] (2006)
• Edgewise 4th Friday's Storefront Exhibit [Detroit, MI] (2006-07 to 2006-08)
• Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University [Detroit, MI] (2005)
• 555 Gallery West "Open House" exhibit [Detroit, MI] (2005)
• Pat's Portrait Studio, Wall Mural [Grosse Pointe Farms, MI] (1999)
• Illustrated and designed upcoming event flyers for the Java House (1998)
• Illustrated and designed employee recruitment flyers for Capital Communications (1997)
• New York National Scholastic Art Awards [Manhattan, NY] (1995)
• East Detroit High School Student Work Exhibition [Eastpointe, MI] (1994)

INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS, TELEVISION APPEARANCES & PUBLICATIONS
• Creative Fuel, Interview (2019-09-18)
• The Prety City Project, Promotional Post (2019-09-13)
• Theee Urban Spacecat Zine #1, reviews A Dramatic Denouement From This World by Moaning Dwarf (2019-07)
• Studio Visit, Volume Forty-One [Boston, MA] (2018-11)
• Interviewed on WNZK 690 AM, Detroit (2018-11-16)
• Propulsion Magazine, issue 10, Moaning Dwarf feature (2018-07)
• Featured artist in the inkandvoices.com Colors of the Mind series (2018-05)
• Featured artist on inkandvoices.com (2018-03-01)
• Featured in the 1340art.com review blog (2017-07-23)
• Participated in the Backroom Projects Artist Trading Cards Series featuring 9 cards of my work (2017-03)
• Nothing (The Death Cat Zine) #2, Los Angeles, California (2017-02-09)
• WHFR 89.3 FM, Detroit Live Performance with Panic or Pain (2017-01-19)
• The Desperate Beat (2016-11-16)
• Ferndale Friends Magazine, Ferndale, MI (2015-08-31)
• “Metaphysical Stasis” published in the 2015 spring and fall editions of The Finger: Featuring 39 Artists From Around the Country, Canandaigua, New York (2015)
• Tremble Under Boomlights review of Sweet Kelly’s self-titled vinyl (2012-10-31)
• Metro Times City Slang: Weekly Round-Up by Brett Callwood review of the Moaning Dwarf release “Adam's Grizzly Disco” (2012-10-30)
• Metro Times City Slang: Weekly Round-Up by Brett Callwood review of the Alien Inquisition release “The Virgin” (2012-10-16)
• Metro Times City Slang: Weekly Round-Up by Brett Callwood review of the Moaning Dwarf release “The Coke Years” (2012-05-29)
• Metro Times City Slang: Weekly Round-Up by Brett Callwood review of the Moaning Dwarf release “Coral Reef Orgy” (2012-04-03)
• Give Your Talents review of the Alien Inquisition single “’Cause I F!@#ing Will (radio mix)” (2011-07-20)
• Go DIY review of the Alien Inquisition single “The Virgin” (2011-07-20)
• Give Your Talents review of the Alien Inquisition press-kit (2011-07-18)
• Go DIY review of the Alien Inquisition EP release “The Virgin” (2011-03-11)
• Xiie.net review by Johnny Houston of the Alien Inquisition song “I Am” (2010-07-23)
• The Wolfman Mac show, Ch. 20 Detroit broadcast the Alien Inquisition video “’Cause I F!@#ing Will (radio mix)” (2010-02)
• Alien Inquisition awarded 2nd place in the Ernie Ball “Play Mayercraft” Competition (2010)
• Alien Inquisition warded 2nd place in the Guitar Center “Your Next Record With Slash” competition (2010)
• Xiie.net review by Johnny Houston of the Alien Inquisition song “I'm With You” from (2009-03-09)
• Featured in the Guinness Book of World Records with Alien Inquisition (2009-03)
• Xiie.net 2nd interview with Alien Inquisition (2009-02-28)
• The Spiritual Significance of Music: World Edition by Justin St. Vincent, XtremeMusic.net (2009)
• iTunes review of the Alien Inquisition single “’Cause I F!@#ing Will” (2009)
• Xiie.net interview with Alien Inquisition (2008-10)
• Xiie.net review by Gypsy Something of the Alien Inquisition press-kit (2008-08-13)
• Unsigned.com review of the Alien Inquisition song “Never Alone” (2008)
• Aj’s Café radio promo featuring Alien Inquisition (2007-10 thru 2007-12)
• Blog Talk Radio, Arizona interview (2007-07-29)
• Music Promo Station Podcast Ep. #28 with Alien Inquisition (2007-04-30)
• Indiescript Magazine [Ferndale, MI] (2006)
• Hanson Records review of the Sweet Kelly self-titled vinyl (2003)
• University Reporter Magazine interview with Sweet Kelly (2002-02)
• Real Detroit Weekly write-up of the Sweet Kelly press-kit (2002-02)
• Jam Rag Magazine review of the Moaning Dwarf release “Failed Abortions” (2000)
• Jam Rag Magazine 2nd review of the Sweet Kelly release “In the Eyes Of…” (2000)
• Jam Rag Magazine review of the Sweet Kelly release “In the Eyes Of…” (2000)
• Jam Rag Magazine 2nd review of the Sweet Kelly self-titled vinyl (2000)
• Real Detroit Weekly straight from the grave rave article write-up on Sweet Kelly (2000)
• Jam Rag Magazine review of the Sweet Kelly self-titled vinyl (1998)
• Metro Times Vision Quest Article write-up on Sweet Kelly (1997)
• Jam Rag Magazine review of the Sweet Kelly self-titled cassette (1997)
• Jam Rag Magazine review of the Sweet Kelly press-kit (1996)
• Propeller Magazine, vol. 12, no. 47 (1993-12)

ADDITIONAL ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS
• Performed and produced 2 television commercial voiceovers for closing19.com (2019-03)
• Performed and produced 2 radio commercial voiceovers for WDTK 101.5 FM [Detroit] (2019-03)
• Performed and produced 2 television commercial voiceovers for DFAJB (2019-03)
• Served as editor and producer for the What’s It Worth radio program on WMUZ 103.5 FM [Detroit, MI] (2012-2015)
• Served as graphic designer and consultant for The Promoter Magazine [Detroit, MI] (2013-2014)
• Played the role of Lee Oswald in the play, “Last Call At the Conspiracy Lounge” for 18 performances at 1515 Broadway, Detroit (2013-04-17 thru 2013-05-05)
• Performed cassette to CD audio transfer, mastering and editing for Deborah Jones Ministries (2012)
• Served as graphic designer, illustrator, art director, songwriter, and performer for the band Alien Inquisition (2006-2013)
• Serve as graphic designer, illustrator, art director, songwriter, and musician for the band Moaning Dwarf (1994-present)
• Remastered audio and DVD video for Joey-Robin's, “Taking America Back” DVD (2011)
• Served as illustrator and graphic designer for What’s Up Novelties [Berkley, MI] (2006-2009)
• Served as programmer, coordinator, and graphic designer for The Midwest Urban Film Festival at Cobo Hall [Detroit, MI] (2006-06 thru 2006-07)
• Served as consultant and graphic designer for Indiescript Magazine [Ferndale, MI] (2006)
• Played the role of Simon in the film "Death to the Scorpion" by DM Films (2006)
• Performed with the group Adrian's Parrot (2003)
• Performed photography for Detroit recording artist Nicodemus on four album releases: "On" (2003), "Son Cosa De La Vida" (2002), "I Am Dog" (2002), and "Raw Energies" (2001)
• Served as drummer, vocalist, song writer, associate art director, and illustrator for the band “Sweet Kelly” (1994-2003)
• Reviewed Tomahawk's first, self-titled release for The University Reporter Magazine (2002)
• Performed and recorded with the group Suncrusher (1999-2002)
• Painted a mural for Pat’s Portrait Studio [Gross Pointe, MI] (2001)
• Reviewed Planet Ant's production of "This Is Our Youth" for Real Detroit Weekly (2000-10)
• Reviewed Planet Ant's production of "The House Of Yes" for Real Detroit Weekly (2000-08)
• Performed photography and photographic retouching for Frank Nursery's spring catalog (2000)
• Performed photography and photographic retouching for Hallmark's winter product catalog (1999)
• Designed CD and cassette layouts and performed with the band Purple Jesus (1992-1994)

HONORS & CERTIFICATIONS
• Member of the Detroit Artist’s Market (2018-present)
• Authored a Motion and Brief for Summary Disposition that was used as a sample piece presented during the ABA’s Fall 2014 review of EMU’s Paralegal Program (2015)
• Received a State Of Michigan Special Tribute award from Representative Frank Accavitti Jr. after graduating from Wayne State University (2008)
• Awarded second place in the New York National Scholastic Art Awards for my submission entitled. “Macabre Playroom” [Manhattan, NY] (1995)
• Received an honorable mention in the New York National Scholastic Art Awards for my submission entitled, “Coffeejack” [Manhattan, NY] (1995)

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Panic Or Pain
• Kelly’s Bar (2017-03-18)
• 89.3 WHFR FM, In Studio (2017-01-20)
• Hastings Street Ballroom (2016-11-26)
• Tangent Gallery (2016-05-07)

Alien Inquisition
• House Party (2011-07)
• New York New York (2011-05)
• Pub 1281 (2011-05-07)
• GBPW Gibraltar Trade Center Event (2010-09-26)
• Liberty Comics (2010-09) • House Party (2010-06)
• The Hayloft (2010-05-29) • New York New York (2010-04-24)
• Paycheck’s Lounge (2010-04-02)
• The Dawg House (2009-11-13)
• Liberty Comics (2009-10-31)
• Arts, Beats, & Eats (2009-09-05)
• Woodward Dream Cruise (2009-08-15)
• Mid Summers Expo (2009-07-11)
• Simon’s Bar (2009-05-30)
• Fischer Hall (2009-04-04)
• The Assembly Line Concert (2009-03-25)
• House Party (2009-02-07)
• X Cape Con 2 (2008-11-22)
• The Future Gallery (2008-04-28)
• The Future Gallery (2008-04-19)
• Churchill’s Bar (2008-01-19)
• AJ’s Music Café (2007-12-07)
• The Future Gallery (2007-11-24)
• X Cape Con (2007-11-02)
• The Future Gallery (2007-10-19)
• The People’s Arts Festival (2007-09-15)
• The Future Gallery (2007-09-14)
• The Future Gallery (2007-09-07)
• The Painted Lady Lounge (2007-08-03)

Moaning Dwarf
• House Party (1999-08-28)
• The Ritz (1997-05-25)

Sweet Kelly
• Mid-Summer Rock Fest (2002-06-14)
• The attic Bar (2002-02-21)
• Lili’s 21 (2002-02-16)
• Stone House Grill (2002-02-09)
• The Berkley Front (2001-12-01)
• 3rd Street Saloon (2001-06-30)
• Jacoby’s (2001-06-02)
• 3rd Street Saloon (2001-05-19)
• St. Andrew’s Hall (2000-11)
• Timbo’s Hall (2000-10-28)
• St. Andrew’s Hall (2000-10-25)
• Scott’s Bar (1999-08-28)
• The Old Miami (1999-07-09)
• Roadrunner’s Raft (1999-06-12)
• The Grounds Coffee House (1999-01-15)
• Pat’s Portrait Studio (1998-12-12)
• The Old Miami (1998-12-11)
• The Blind Pig (1998-12-08)
• The Hamtramck Pub (1998-12-04)
• Xhedos Café (1998-11-21)
• Roadrunner’s Raft (1998-11)
• The Gold Dollar Bar (1998-10-29)
• Roadrunner’s Raft (1998-10-09)
• Xhedos Café (1998-08-29)
• Paycheck’s Lounge (1998-08-01)
• Joe’s Grill (1998-07-18)
• Xhedos Café (1998-07-01)
• Scott’s Bar (1997-12-31)
• Paycheck’s Lounge (1997-11-28)
• Roadrunner’s Raft (1997-11-27)
• The Gold Dollar Bar (1997-10-04)
• The Palladium (1997-07-22) • Scott’s Bar (1997-05-25)
• The Palladium (1997-04-08)
• Paycheck’s Lounge (1997-03-27)
• I-Rock (1997-01-30)
• The Grounds Coffee House (1997-01-25)
• I-Rock (1996-11-17)
• The Grounds Coffee House (1996-11-03)
• The Grounds Coffee House (1996-10-12)
• Java House (1996-10-26)
• Java House (1996-09-28)
• The Mosquito Club (1996-08-04)
• Java House (1996-08-02)
• Java House (1996-06-28)
• Record Time (1996-05-17)
• Record Time (1996-02)
• The Grounds Coffee House (1995-12-06)

Purple Jesus
• The Grounds (10-1994)
• The Impound (06-29-1994)
• Graduation Party (06-26-1994)
• House Party #3 (06-17-1994)
• The Impound (05-18-1994)
• The Impound (05-18-1993)
• Detroit Public Access Television (1993)
• House Party #2 (1993)
• House Party #1 (1992)

Soulshifter
• Mid Summer Rock Fest (2002-06-14)
• 3rd Street Saloon (2001-06-30)
• The Old Miami (1999-07-09)

Adrian’s Parrot
• 3rd Street Saloon (2001-06-30)
• The Old Miami (1999-07-09)
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