Monday, August 13, 2018

New City Project

I’ve been working on putting together a very special project
over the winter in Chicago and another city to be named at a
later time. I’ve been securing spaces throughout the city for the
creation of pieces and murals created by joint artists that integrate
work within each other’s style. This is one of the first walls that has
now been completed and worked on by Mac Blackout. I’m really
looking forward to a great and vary creative summer this year in
Chicago. Hope to share more soon.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

My Next Public Show Of Work

Please join me this up and coming Friday evening for a very unique show
of original artwork created for the opening of “Lost In Space”.

I will have some work on display as well as for sale, along with
a small group of very unique artists. Pipeworks Brewing is our sponsor,
so you know all the great adult beverages will be on hand for a little support
and great spirits. Show opens at 6:00PM and I should be by around 7:00PM.

For a bit more information about the art show. Please visit the following link,

Thursday, April 05, 2018

C2E2 Artist and Fan Afterparty

Rodney Dollah
A C2E2 Artist and Fan Afterparty
Hosted by DMen Tap
Sponsored by Bucket’O Blood Books and Records

Join us Friday evening as we continue the power and energy of C2E2 as we move on over to DMen Tap for an afterparty you will soon never forget!

Join artists from artist alley, up close and personal as they create art live and offer you a chance to take it home with you.

Pick up some swag while here and have it personally signed by the artist And/Or bring your very own art making gear and draw along.

View in person, an artists’ mini gallery just installed for the event and while here, have your caricature drawn by one of the convection’s very own Caricature artists.

Experience live DJs’ spinning in our artist’s hall as you witness the artists’ speed battle and duel for prizes.

Enjoy an Adam West tribute marathon, which will be presented through projection the whole night through as you sip a few Power Up drinks, created just for this night.

Don’t forget to come in costume for drink discounts and chances to win prizes from Bucket’O Blood Books and Records.

The Event is FREE and open to the public! Must be 21+ to attend.

2849 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

WHEN: Friday, April 6th 2018
From 8:30PM to 12AM

Grab the full scoop and reserve your presence through our Facebook Event Page by
visiting the following link,

Saturday, February 24, 2018

New Interview

I was recently interviewed by Chicago Creatives

with Nicholas Rud being behind all the questions asked.
I believe that it’s probably one of my most revealing interviews to date.
If interested in some light reads, you can follow the link ahead,

Thursday, December 07, 2017

My Next Show

Friends, please join me and an amazing group of mixed medium artists
this Saturday evening, as we open the SATURNALIA group art
show at the JIMMY BEANS Gallery.

(For further information, please view the image above.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Rodney Dollah Presents: “A Very Scary Christmas”

Rodney Dollah

The rebirth of Reed’s Local Art Gallery this December with “A Very Scary Christmas” Holiday Group Art Show!

Please join us on Friday, December 8th and have the chance to meet the artists at the preview night and public opening of ‘A Very Scary Christmas” from 7pm to 10pm.

The show will host over 30 unique Chicago based artists from all parts of the city and will also be supported with Live Music all night long by DJ Sam Edmonds, as well as spirts, all throughout the evening.

The show will also hang throughout the holidays with a closing on January 28th, 2018.

This is a FREE event and open to the public. You must be 21+ to attend.

Reed’s Local Art Gallery is located at:
3017 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

For up to date information in regards to the show, please follow the link ahead:

Monday, November 06, 2017

A Call for Artists!

Hey Everyone! I’ll be bringing back Reed’s Local Galley this December with a bang and I’m looking for Chicago based artists to fill it’s walls.

“A Very Scary Christmas”, will be a Group Art Show that will run throughout the holidays.

The excepted submissions should fit the following requirements, if interested in requesting to be apart of the show:

• Work should be heavily themed based on a darker sense of the holiday. It could be based on anything from a standard view of a darker themed image, to a scenario depicting a shopping day on a Black Friday and so on.

• Image must be created on a 10 x 10 piece of stretched canvas or a cradled panel AND be Ready To Hang with hanging wire attached to back of piece.

• Your name, title of piece, dimensions and medium used along with your web presence and cost of work must be printed on a label and attached securely to the back of the work as well as emailed directly to with title of email stating “A Very Scary Christmas Submission”

• Art must be created with traditional art material. (Sorry, no digital work for this show please)

• You must contact me if you are interested in participating in the show, no later then 11/10/17.

• Completed work must be dropped off at Reed’s local 3017 W Belmont Ave, no later then the evening of December 4th. The shows opening night will be Friday, December 8th, from 7pm till 11pm and will hang through the end of January.

• The house will retain a 25% commission on all work sold.

• Artists that will have work in the show, will be expected to help promote the show, as well as their work that will be apart of it.

• You must be 21 or older to participate. 

** Please forward your request to participate and all other questions to Rodney Dollah using Facebook’s messaging service and/or email **

Thursday, October 26, 2017

My last show in October

Please join me tomorrow evening at The Vintage Quest Gallery with a bunch of other creative artists for the opening of the Pagan Holiday Art Show and my last showing of artwork in October.

Art Show opens at 5:00pm
Band performs 9pm - 10
Live DJ, all throughout the night

Art, music and drink! What more can you ask for on a Friday night in the city ;)

AND it’s All Happening for FREE At:

Vintage Quest
1105 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Octopus’s Graveyard Show at the Southport Plaza

I'm currently looking for three artists to help with creative production work on the Octopus’s Graveyard Show at the Southport Plaza, tomorrow afternoon. If interested in being apart of something really cool, please direct message me as soon as possible.

My 12th day of INKTOBER (2017)

A ten minute Gel Pen sketch I did while on the train.
Created for the 12th day of InkTober. Been awhile since
I’ve sketched with a Gel Pen.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My 10th day of INKTOBER (2017)

Another super duper quickie, that I created for the 10th day of InkTober.
I may go back and tighten this one up a bit.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

My 8th day of INKTOBER (2017)

A five minute brush and ink sketch that I created in a friends sketchbook for her.
Celebrating the 8th day of INKTOBER.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Friday the 13th!

On Friday the 13th, the Surreal Rabbit Gallery will open its doors to
PINTURA OBSCURA, A Dark and Whimsical Exhibition of Dreams and Nightmares.

The show will feature some of my work, along with some of
the most creative people that Chicago calls its own.

This opening will surely be something to remember, so please join me,
the Surreal Rabbit and all it’s hosted artists this evening for an
amazing night of art, drink and conversation.

All event information can be found by visiting the following link:

Monday, October 09, 2017

Quick Piece

Here is the quick piece I created on cardboard with charcoal for that last
minute cardboard art show that I had just added to my October roster.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

My Next Show

A last minute show just added to my October roster!

If free this up and coming Friday evening, please join me and my friends from The Birdhouse Museum Of Bridgeport for the 15th Annual Art On Cardboard Show at the Co-Prosperity Sphere to help benefit Lumpen Radio.

I will have some of my work on display, along side some very creative artists.

Further info can be found by following the link ahead >

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rodney Dollah Presents:

Rodney Dollah Presents
A show that begins, where the walls of our city, have left off.

Four unique and up-and-coming Chicago based artists that have been on the move for the last few years, have finally been all brought together for the very first time.

Please join,
as we open the door to the Chicago artist and the many styles our city's scene has to offer.

6 - 10PM

Opening night festivities will include:
•NEW SCHOOL / OLD CITY art book release and signing.
•New bodies of work created by the artists, on display and open for purchase.
•Live DJ sets performed by Mr. Bobby and Coexst.
•Beverages sponsored by South Side's best, Baderbrau Brewing
And all will be filmed live by DRTV!

1958 W 21st ST

This is a FREE event and open to the public.

*Exhibition runs through September 28th, 2017

Please make sure to visit the official Facebook Event Page for further happenings:

Monday, July 31, 2017

"The Dark Art Exhibition"

Friends, I will have some of my work featured in "The Dark Art Exhibition"
at the Flat Iron Building this up and coming Friday, which StudioLab will play
host to. Please stop by if in Wicker Park and would like to experience a different
kind of an art show. Further information can be found by hitting the following link,

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Grassroots Chicago

Hey Everyone! If you were unable to make it out to
The Year of The Bear Show at the Movement Gallery.
The Grassroots Chicago will have my work on display
all throughout the summer, along with a few other artists.
Please stop on in if around town, to check it out as
well as many other cool things they have to offer.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Live Arting!

If you had missed me on the Artist Panel at the very first
Draw! Draw! Draw! at Galerie F, no worries.
I'm back this up and coming Saturday!

Grab the deets by clicking on the following link:

Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rodney Dollah Presents:

Rodney Dollah Presents:

9 Down.
Nine Years of Explosive Art with ATOMIC SKETCH!

Please join us this July for an Atomic Sketch 9 Year Anniversary, Celebrating Chicago's emerging artists and the Art Lovers that support them.

For the past 9 years, Atomic Sketch has played host to the up and coming and well-established Chicago Artist. For these 9 years, Atomic has helped art lovers of all kinds find amazing artwork to purchase at a fraction of the cost that would have been paid for in a gallery.

This July, we will honor our Artists from the past and present with the opening of the “9 Down” Gallery Show, featuring well over 40 artists from our past history of Live Art making.

We will also be hosting a very special Artists Panel this month, which will also be creating Live Art for sale throughout the evening.

Our Attending Panel of Artists for the evening, are as followed:

Brian Keller
Jim Terry
Junk Yard
Mac Blackout

AND our Featured Gallery Artists, you will also find below:

Adam Augustyn
Alejandro Rosado
Alexandria Nicole Ortiz
Angel Onofre
Brian Hofmeister
Brian Keller
Chad Edwards
Cheri Charlton
Chris Gallevo
Conrad Javier
Corinne Halbert
Cristina Beller
Danesh Kothari
Dave Punk
Don Gratzke
Emmanuel L White Eagle
Fernando Caldera (FEDZ)
Gabriel Garcia Fraire
Jane Labowitch
Jim Terry
Jonathan La Mantia
Joshua Gilley
Juan Serrano (ACTION)
Junk Yard
Mac Blackout
Maria the wolf
Marko Radulovic
Max Bare
Melissa Sue Stanley
Oscar Joyo
Osvaldo Carmona
Pat Loboyko
Randy Barias
Raul Ra
Shawn Smith
Susie Xiong

So, don’t forget the following date!:
JULY 27th, 2017 from 6pm to 10pm

All taking place and happening at
the very cool and amazing:
Green Eye Lounge
2403 W Homer St.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-8851

*Not on the panel this month? No problem. Atomic Sketch is an artist friendly event. Bring your art making tools and make art with us, all throughout the night. FREE entrance but Must be 21+ to attend.

Please make sure to visit the official Facebook Event Page for further happenings:

Thursday, July 06, 2017

"Required Reading" Gallery Show

Friends, please join me along side an amazing cast of Chicago Artists
as we take part in celebrating the 5 Year Anniversary of Galerie F with the
opening gallery show of Required Reading, this up and coming Friday evening.

For current happenings and further details, please visit the following link:

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Moby-Dick WIP

A couple of work in progress shots of my
Moby-Dick piece for an up and coming show.

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Quick Fix to end an Artist Block

I never really post work like this, but here's a 20 minute oil doodle
on canvas paper that helped me get out of a recent artist block.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Curating A New Event

Attention Artists
I will be curating an art show for the 9 Year Anniversary
of ATOMIC SKETCH, this July.

If you have been on the panel or have been a regular artist attending and
would like to be apart of this gallery show and or be considered for the panel
this month, please message me ASAP for further details.

Please forward all inquiries to:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Next Show

Friends, please join me in experiencing a very unique kind of gallery showing,
that will feature some of Chicago's top artists and photographers as they display
their work in an all black and white show.

The opening night, will be held, this up and coming Friday evening
at The Code Of Conduct Gallery, located in the South Loop of Chicago.

I am very excited to be apart of this show and hope to see you all out this evening.
For further information and a link to the Facebook Event Page, please see below.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ascend is now excepting artist submissions.

ASCEND: An engagement of remembrance through the reflections of Mœbius

Each line and choice of color Jean Giraud laid down on paper, brought a breath of life to what was being created. This show of work will be a room of life, portrayed by all the artists that will hang there.

Artist submissions are now open.

We are now excepting work which represents the artist's interpretation and renditions of what Mœbius was able to bring to us all, as artists.

All work must be ready to hang.

All final work should measure 9" × 12" or 12" × 24", preferably cradled.

Please provide the following information when submitting:

•Artist Name • Country and City where from •Medium in which your work has been created with •Your Online presence

Deadline for submission, is midnight January 1st 2018

Please forward all submissions to:

For further questions in regards to this event, please address Rodney Dollah at

Monday, May 01, 2017

Quick Pencil Warm-Ups

Just a couple of quick 5 to 10 minute warm-ups, from my trip to the museum.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

C2E2 2017!

One of the best parts of being a part of most conventions for me these days, is not only being able to show off new projects or even getting the chance to start new ones. It's being able to see old friends and catch up with, I haven't seen in sometime.

I was fortunate enough to run into my old buddy, Bob Camp, co-creator of Ren & Stimpy and was able to find sometime to hangout and catch-up for a bit, before he had to get back to his table and me to a meeting.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Next Gallery Opening

Friends, I have recently been given the great honor of joining some of the most
talented and well known artists, our cities of the great U.S., has to offer.

This Saturday, April 22nd, please join us in celebrating the Grassroots
one year anniversary, with the gallery opening of "The Year of the Bear".

The Movement Gallery, here in Chicago will play host to this
amazing show of talent. For further details, please visit the following link,

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Currently on the Drawing Table

Just a few progress shots from my work on this piece that I had created for the Grassroots, 1 year, anniversary show. The Show will be hosted by the Movement Gallery, here in Chicago. For further information, please click on the following link:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Attending C2E2 2017

I recently received my professional pass for this years C2E2.
If anyone is planning on visiting the show that weekend, I have
one open slot left for a commissioned piece. Please inbox me if
interested. First come, first served.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Another Super Quick Ruff

Here goes another super quick ruff that I had created
for the 20th Annual Chicago Winter Bicycle Art Show.

This unfortunately was the only image I had managed to grab,
before it sold.... Will hopefully post, the completed piece,
once I'm able to track it down.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Quick Sketch

Here goes a pretty quick sketch that I created for a piece that hung
at the Art Museum, gallery show in Chicago just recently.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Little Book of Monsters Vol.1 SOLD OUT!!!


Thanks to everyone that helped make this happen!

Volume One is now out of print.

For further information in regards to this ongoing project and current volumes still available,
please follow the link ahead:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

East Room Art Show!

Friends, Please join me along with a bunch of my fellow Chicago artists as we wreck havoc on art history and the museums that host it! March 1st from 9pm to 4am at the East Room, located in Logan Square, will mark the place that this will happen. Stop in to witness this devastation for yourself as you experience the amazing drink menus that will be on hand, as well as the live music that will make your feet move to the beat. Nick Fisher's Art Museum is one art show, you will not want to miss!

Please follow the link below for further information:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The 20th Annual Chicago Winter Bike Art Show

Friends, I am very pleased to announce that this up and coming weekend (Feb 24th and 25th), I will be a part of the 20th Annual Chicago Winter Bike Art Show. Please join me along with an amazing cast of artists for this very special weekend in celebrating the art of the American Bicycle.

Time & Dates:
February 24th and 25th,
from 7pm to Midnight

Convert Loft
3036 N Lincoln Ave

Monday, February 06, 2017

Chicago Artists Unite!: Winter Group Art Jam at AIC!

Chicago Artists Unite!: Winter Group Art Jam at the Art Institute of Chicago!

So, I kind of put this thing together at the last minute and did not expect it to take off so fast.

I have been meaning to do this for sometime though, but never could find the necessary time to put one together.

This current event was not really exposed or promoted to the public until now, but needless to say, I have decided to make this an annual event in hopes of bringing together the many talented and diverse artists, Chicago has to offer.

This is just my first step of many to come, that I believe will help strengthen our community as a whole, as well as help the rest of the world view us as a city of strong, progressive and talented artists that live here.

For further information in regards to this event, please click on the following link:

Sunday, February 05, 2017

My Current Exhibit in Chicago

Friends, please join me along side an amazing group of Chicago artists, this up and coming Friday evening (February 3rd) at the Pilsen Outpost Gallery.

This evening will mark the opening night of the Inside/Out Art Exhibit and will have many pieces of artwork on display for view as well as purchase. Most of the artists including myself will be on hand to meet this evening so please stop by if in the area and are in the mood to experience some great Chicago vibes.

For further show information, please follow the link below:

Friday, December 16, 2016

Art Auction

Friends, Hope for the Holidays, a Charity Art Raffle at the Bader Gallery will be held tomorrow evening. My work along with an amazing cast of other artists will be on auction to help and support Suicide Preventable Health Care.

Please stop by this amazing cause, this holiday season and help make a difference.

Tomorrow at 6 PM - 10 PM

2515 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616

For further information please contact Brian Keller at