DAWN 11:11 Art Collective

DAWN 11:11 Art Collective Austin TX

DAWN 11:11 is a collective between two niche artists of different mediums, but of the same punk ideology, who came together thru other worldly connections and major paradigm shifts in their lives. Artist couple Kristen Grundy, a photographer and filmmaker, and Dave Glass Riddick, an illustrator and printmaker, established DAWN 11:11 Art Collective, November 11, 2018, in the Fishtown / Kensington section of Philadelphia PA. They relocated to Austin TX in May 2021 and have been consistently vending live events since June. DAWN 11:11 continue to exhibit together coast to coast. 

 

Kristen Grundy (b.1981) is an American punk rocker, dark art creator, and fantasy / surrealism conceptual photographer whose works bravely call for us to look into where most may not want to: the essence of survival through the struggles that exists in the depths of our complex psyches, and personal stories. 

"The future is unwritten." -Joe Strummer

Evoking a feeling of discomfort, wonder, horror, and/or intrigue. That is the goal I set forth in creating the images that illustrate a story in which can only exist in that one moment - the moment of tension and truth.

As a survivor of an abusive past, visual story telling became my outlet. Reflecting on my world, I envision an alternate reality – either doomed or filled with false hope, or even a cynical sense of beauty. The visions of characters that come into my mind are what I call to manifest in an image. I create the world in either digital or physical set form, and place my characters within, to give a glimpse of the horrors of control and helplessness of oppression, or a world far removed from it all.

Kristen's initial curiosity into art started through the imaginative poring of her father’s record covers, and then into her own collection of records. She later performed in her own bands (Dead Society, Dead Empty, Guns on the Run). At 14, she obtained a camera and started taking on street and documentary-style photos, capturing punk shows / bands and eventually learning darkroom printing, and years later composite techniques and digital photography in the Academy of Art University, CA.

Entering into the realm of digital art allowed for a much deeper storytelling through elaborate character-and-set productions, giving Kristen an auteur-level quality of individual style and personal stamp of uniqueness in each of her fantastic, visionary photos. The difficult themes that her work evokes are pulsing expressions stemming from her own long-term traumatic relationship abuse under an extreme abuser - the struggles of entrapment, fear, isolation and oppression, to the dreams and glimmer of self-awareness, resilience, and recovery.

Kristen is inspired by Tim Burton, Jerry Uelsmann, Man Ray, MC Escher, Joshua Hoffine, and Nick Blinko. She has just moved to live a quiet and productive life in Austin, Texas with her complimentary art partner Dave Glass - together they formed DAWN1111, providing freelance illustration, design and photography services.

Dave Glass Riddick (b.1972) is an American artist and printmaker. His visual art encompasses imagery of strong women of punk/gothic subcultures, creatures, urban decay, struggles with addiction, mix-matched with hand drawn typography. His art has been exhibited in galleries and venues, and published in books and magazines, from Philadelphia to the Netherlands. 

Seething through his youth, a Ritalin prescribed, ADHD, latchkey Catholic altar boy in South Carolina, knelt at the altar of fear and lies and rang the Sanctus bells - tolling for the black sheep of broken homes. Art and music have since remained an outlet for Dave Glass.

Un-tuned to the mainstream world, Dave found an escape discovering sub-cultures in the 1980's. Igniting his journey, teenage Glass began defacing school desks, book covers, skateboards, making stencil spray paint and marker T-shirts, and painting jackets. His work was majorly influenced from skateboarding culture, and drumming for punk/hardcore bands.

After Relocating to the city of Philadelphia in 1992, GLASS’ has illustrated album covers, posters, and t-shirts for numerous bands, such as GBH, The New York Rel-X, and Soundgarden, as well as designed for burlesque troupes, roller derby leagues, and tattoo conventions. In addition, he has hand screen printed licensed clothing and merchandise for boundless bands and events worldwide since 2003. Select clients have included AC/DC, GG Allin, Dead Boys, Ramones, The Plasmatics, and Blondie.

His current fine artwork is centered in more traditional contemporary portrait painting and artisan forms of illustration with dark subject matter. His art has been exhibited in galleries and venues, published in books and magazines, from Philadelphia to the Netherlands.

Dave Glass Riddick relocated to Austin TX May 2021 with his photographer girlfriend Kristen Grundy, together as DAWN 11:11, and Mr. Bugsy his black cat familiar.

 

Education:

Art Institute of Philadelphia. Associates, Visual Communications, 1995.

Solo Exhibitions:

2010 - Delicious Boutique, “A Decade of Vice,” Philadelphia, PA. USA.
2006 - The Red Room, “Communion,” Wilmington DE. USA.
2005 - Aphrodite Gallery at Passional, “Guilty Pleasures,” Philadelphia, PA. USA.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 - Fallout SF, "Fallout Opening Exhibit," San Francisco, CA. US.
2019 - 63 Bluxome Street Gallery, "DAWN 11:11 Collective Exhibit," San Francisco, CA. US.
2019 - Martha, "DAWN 1111 Collective Art Installation," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2019 - Tattooed Moms, "Tattooed Mom Turns 22," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2016 - Artworks, “Against the Grain Art of the Counterculture,” Trenton, NJ. US.
2014 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Lord Of The Flies,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2013 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues II,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2012 - Parlor Gallery, “Fun Is The Law,” Asbury Park, NJ. US.
2012 - Independence Seaport Museum, “Past To Present,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “None More Blacklight,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - PAWS, “More Than Nine Lives,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Girls Are Evil,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - James Oliver Gallery, “It Came From The Drawing Board,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Group Heart Show,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Femme Noir,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Exit Skate Shop, “Deck Heads III,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Digital Ferret, “Electronic Saviors Cancer Benefit,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Off The Wall Gallery, “Under A Hundred,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Rogue Buddah Gallery, “Jammers Blockers And Pivots,” Minneapolis, MN. US.
2005 - House Of Blues Disney World, “Ready Steady Destroy Art Of Modern Rock Poster Exhibit,” Orlando, FL. US.

 

Public Collections​:

FALLOUT SF, San Francisco, CA. USA. 2022 - Present.
Destroy Art Inc., Oakland, CA. USA. 2020 - Present.
La Galerie Provocatrice, DP, Amsterdam. NL. 2011 - 2012.
Kymara Gallery, Biddleford, MN. USA. 2010 - 2013.
Artist In Residence, The Toothless Cat Gallery, Philadelphia. PA. 2009 - 2011.

Publications and Media:

"The Change-Makers: Stories That Inspire." Voyage Austin. April 2022.
"Destroy Everything Fanzine - Cut, Paste, & Destroy." Destroy Art Inc. Issue 2. December 2021.
"Destroy Everything Fanzine." Destroy Art Inc. Issue 1. July 2021.
"Plebeian Podcast." Episode 18. Dawn 1111 Collective. April 2020.
"Feature Friday." Plebeian Magazine. March 2020.
"Green." Numinous Magazine. Issue 22. March 2019.
“The Best Of.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 17. September 2017.
“Black And White.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 16. December 2016.
“The Nightmare.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 11. October 2015.
Tattoo Mania Magazine. Issue 115. Pages 40-41. December 2012. HU.
“Aphrodisia II Art Of The Female Form.” Aristata Publishing. 2006.
Punk Rock! - Fanzine. Issue 2. 2006. DE.
Devolution Magazine. Issue 6. 2005. UK.
“Art Of Modern Rock Book.” Chronicle Books. 2004.
“Electric Frankenstein High Energy Poster Art.” Dark Horse Books. 2004
15th Precinct Magazine. Issue 7. 2002. AU.
Carbon 14 Magazine Issue 23. 2002.

 

Selected Clients:

Avengers - 30th Anniversary Tour poster designand screen printing for Alternative Tentacles
BarelyEvil.com - Logo design
Black President - Album cover illustration forPorterhouse Records
Bloody Rose Boutique - Poster illustration and design
CBGBs Viva Lé Punk Festival - Poster and logodesign
Creep Records - Poster design
Cyclone Records - CD and Vinyl cover art andlayouts, event backdrops and logos, ad design, and web graphics
Dead City Psychos - Identity, merchandise, andposter designs
Dead Empty - Identity, merchandise, CD and vinylcover illustrations and layouts, for Pelado Records, Cyclone Records, andReality Clash         Records
Dirty Faces Records (DE) - Vinyl coverillustrations and layouts for Antidote and The New York Rel-X
Doomed To Obscurity - Logo, Digipak andmerchandise, website designs, and screen printing
Electric Frankenstein - Poster, merchandise, andscreen printing
Evil Wiener Food Truck - Logo illustration for large vehicle wrap
Fast Cheap And Out Of Control - Handbill andposter designs
GBH (UK) - CD cover illustrations and appareldesign for Straight Edge Productions (JP), POP Records (JP), and Idol Records
Hellcat Girls Burlesque - Logo design
Helen Back & The Str8 Razors - Logo,merchandise, and screen printing
Holidays In The Sun International Music FestivalUSA - Identity, merchandise, and poster designs
Hot Rod Hoedown - Poster design and screenprinting
Hotwired Hearts - Logo, merchandise, websitedesign, and screen printing
Justice Howard - Portrait painting collaborationwith model Malice McMunn
Killpop Philadelphia Arts and Music Festival -Logos, merchandise, poster design, website, and screen printing
Knockout Records (DE) - CD and Vinyl coverillustrations and design
The Krays – CD and Vinyl cover illustration andlayouts for TKO records
Max Garland And The Generals Of The Underground -poster design and screen printing
Murder Junkies - Poster design and screenprinting
The New York Rel-X - Identity, CD and Vinylillustrations and layouts, merchandise, and posters
Plasmatics – Apparel designs for Sour PussClothing
Punk Nite Records - Identity, CD layouts, andposter designs
Punk Rock Karaoke - Poster and handbill designs
Queen V - Poster designs
Ramones – Apparel designs for Arturo Vega viaSour Puss Clothing
Richard Hell – Apparel design for Richard Hellvia Sour Puss Clothing
Seasons of Mist - Screen printing record label band merch
She Devils Penn Jersey Roller Derby - Logo design
Soundgarden - Poster design
Sour Puss Clothing - Logo, merchandise, webgraphics, and screen printing
Street Anthem Records - CD cover art and layouts,poster design, ad design, and web graphics
The Strychnine Babies - Identity, CD and Vinylcover illustrations and layouts, posters, merchandise, website designs, andscreen printing     for American Punk Records, and Electric Nerve Records
Texas Roller Derby - Poster designs
Threats (SCT) – CD layout and poster design forPunkNite Records
TKO Records - CD and Vinyl cover art and layouts,ad design