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Tommy Orosco is an award winning artist from south Orange County, CA.  who works under the art-alias MOTZERO.  A majority of his work is acrylic on canvas but he does experiment with spray paint and ink and just about any surface that looks interesting and fun. 

Tommy has been “arting” his whole life.  Whether it was with crayons and watercolors, or ink and airbrush, there was never a time in his life devoid of art.  In college, he majored in illustration and immediately fell in love with acrylic painting. Inspired by street art and graffiti, Tommys acrylic paintings use bright colors and cartoony creatures to mask an underlying sense of sadness and despair.

Tommys artwork has been featured in galleries all over Southern California including Hollywood, Laguna Beach, and Los Angeles.

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SHOWS AND APPEARANCES______

Orange County Fair | Costa Mesa, Ca - July-Aug, 2019

San Diego Fair | Del Mar, Ca - May - July, 2019

Kaleidoscope | Showcase Gallery | Santa Ana, Ca - Feb - March, 2019

Chocolate and Art | The Vortex | Los Angeles, Ca - Feb 2019

Matters of the Heart | Las Laguna Gallery | Laguna Beach, Ca - Feb 2019

All Media 2018 | Irvine Fine Arts Center | Irvine, Ca - August 25 - October 27, 2018

Breafest 2018 | Brea Art Gallery | Brea, Ca - August 17, 2018

Made In California | Brea Art Gallery | Brea, Ca - April 21 - June 15, 2018

Orange County Fair | Costa Mesa, Ca - July-Aug, 2017

Chocolate and Art | KGB Studios | Los Angeles, Ca - Feb 2015

Chaos Theory | Orange County Center for Contemporary Art | Santa Ana, Ca - Feb 2015

Open Orange Exhibition | Muzeo’s Carneige Museum | Anaheim, Ca - Aug 2013

Orange County Fair | Costa Mesa, Ca - July - Aug 2013

Art Takes Times Square | Times Square | New York, NY June 2012

Orange County RAWards Regional Finals | Sutra Nightclub | Newport Beach, Ca - Nov 2011

Junction | Sutra Nightclub | Newport Beach, Ca - September 2011

Art in the Dark | Los Serranos Country Club | Chino Hills, Ca - Aug 2011

Orange County Fair | Costa Mesa, Ca - July-Aug 2011

Untitled show | The Neighborhood Cup | Aliso Viejo Ca - June - Aug 2011

The Dreams of the Desperate | The Sandstone Gallery | Laguna Beach Ca - Sept 2010

Orange County Fair | Costa Mesa, Ca - July-Aug 2010

Untitled show | The Neighborhood Cup | Aliso Viejo Ca - June 2010

Frequency | The Kress | Hollywood Ca- August 2009

Love & Chaos | The Avalon | Hollywood Ca - August 2009

 

MEDIA______

Peripheral ARTeries Biennale Edition | June 2019

Chill Culture | March 2019

Orange County Register | August 2013

Catapult Art Magazine | June 2011

 

AWARDS & ACHEIVEMENTS______

“Into the Madness” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Donated Award - 2019

"PATIENCE" First Place, Orange County Fair 2013, Masters Category

RAW Emerging Artist of the Year for Orange County 2011

"Some Things Can't Be Treated" Honorable Mention, Orange County Fair 2011, Masters Category

"Some Things Can't Be Treated" Staff Award, Orange County Fair 2011, Masters Category

Bone Thugs~N~Harmony Album Cover Contest 2007

First Place Future Game Developer Award Art Institute of California 2005

"Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell" Second Place, Orange County Fair 2004, Amateur Category

"Serenity" Honorable Mention, Orange County Fair 2004, Amateur Category

Servite High School Faculty Award Fine Art 1998

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