Bio

Pete Ellison is a visual artist with an iconic illustration style that injects "kawaii" characters & advertising design with a unique retro/futurist outlook. His catalog of work includes fine art prints & objects, brightly colored apparel & accessories, interactive digital projects, and an ever-growing desire to transform urban spaces. After years of selling his work at parties & conventions, his clothing & accessories have quickly become staple attire for rave-going youth, with his limited edition items highly sought after by collectors. When not designing, he can be found behind the DJ decks at anime conventions, or exploring cities to find the latest sweet treats and cool graffiti.

 

 

Press

2017, AppAdvice "Breakforcist is the Most Important Meal of the Day"
2017, Kotaku "Breakforcist Is A Tasty Combination Of Breakout And Breakfast"
2017, Gamezebo "#breakforcist Review: Eggs with Your Exorcism?"
2017, Pocket Gamer "Breakforcist review - A Breakout revival with a delicious early-morning feel"
2017, TouchArcade "'Breakforcist' Combines Brick Breakers, Breakfast, and Exorcism"
2017, Bemanistyle "Pete Ellison Jumps Back into the world of Video Game Music with #Breakforcist"
2016, Mediapost, "Pocky Sells Out Digital Pop-Up Shop Merchandise"
2016, Clutter Magazine Blog "Kumapop Donut Ghost Stickers for iOS10"
2016, App Advice "Unusual iMessage Sticker Apps"
2016, Super Cute Kawaii "Your Kawaii Submissions September"
2016, Clutter Magazine Blog "Kumapop Donut Ghost Enamel Pins Kickstarter"
2016, CuteZine "Kumapop Kickstarter x Donut Ghost Enamel Pins"
2016, Kawaii Vinyl "Kumapop Donut Ghost Enamel Pins Kickstarter"
2016, Super Cute Kawaii "Kawaii Kickstarters from Inki-Drop & Kumapop"
2016, Kawaii Vinyl "Pete Ellison Arcade Prints Series"
2015, Daishocon (Audio Interview)
2015, TokyoBunnie "Bibimbap Friends"
2015, Cutezine "Cutezine x Pete Ellison: Bibimbap Friends"
2015, Tiny Cartridge "Yes To This Dreamcast Pillow"
2014, 91.8 The Fan Interview
2013, 91.8 The Fan Interview

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016, Ground Kontrol, Portland, OR
2016, Spritely Bean, Portland, OR

 

Group Exhibitions

2016, D-Beatstro, Toronto, ON
2015, Wonderland Art For Animals, Leanna Linn's Wonderland, Eagle Rock, CA
2014, From The Toy Box, Ltd. Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014, Artcrank PDX, Velocult, Portland, OR
2014, Portland Pop!, Geek City Gallery Pop-Up Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
2012, Group exhibition, Homebass, Portland, OR
2011, Group exhibition, Homebass, Portland, OR

 

Publications

2014, Every Day Is Play (p.271), Game Paused
2014, Lord and Lady of the Underworld, The Gorgonist
2013, Left Coast Right Brain Activity Pack 2013, Homebass
2013, Tankadere Vol III: Daring Dames, Crab Tank Ink
2012, Left Coast Right Brain Activity Pack 2012, Homebass
2011, Left Coast Right Brain Activity Pack 2011, Homebass

 

Photo: Invisible Hour

Photo: Invisible Hour