Bio/CV

"Contemporary art hates you."- John Waters

Subject Matter: Sin & Salvation, Redemption& Damnation, Polarities,Saints and Sinners, Hero Worship

Biography:

 

In the year of 1723 on a full moon by the waters of Gitchygoomee, an entity was summoned atop the hill tops causing a seismic shift on planet earth. This force of nature would become known to many as Henry Hate.  A protege to famed Circus Impresario  P.T. Barnum and Aleister Crowley. In his formative years he would make "art films" for the likes of Andy Warhol, whom he was heavily influenced by and cinema auteur Kenneth Anger. Classic titles as The Crisco Disco Fiasco, and Gladys The Groovy Mule Gets Down wowed barely their audiences. Leaving over money disputes and a unpaid gambling debt that caused an internal affairs investigation into the CIA.  Mr Hate hit the high road with a gaggle of excommunicated Mormon sex freaks, a school bus, and Ayahuasca Shaman. The journey to find himself and his respect lasted all but two weeks that rocked the Catholic Church and a local Piggly Wiggly in deep rooted scandal.  Once again raising the bar on  shameless self promotion. Le Haine as he is known in Gay Paris, invented a dance that rocked both Soul Train and American Bandstand youth. The result was a well known chain of  ice cream stores to name a desert after him.  Broke with no money he found himself vacationing at the famed resort The Spawn Ranch trading sexual favors  for room and board. It was a eventful summer night when he refused to "go for a ride", that resulted in the Tate/LaBiance murders.  He now makes art for all in all forms of medias and disciplines.

Henry Hate is a American visual artist & tattoo artist who's work is both seen on the street and and walls world wide. He escaped family life and joined the army, but never took to authority.  He was to enroll at Savannah Collage of Art & Design to study Illustration, when he found himself working in a brothel to help pay the bills. Early on in his career he found himself working for Durk Dehner of The Tom Of Finland Foundation while broke in Hollywood. Henry took an a tattoo apprenticeship at Funny Farm Tattoo in Silver Lake Los Angeles, while also working in the adult film industry y. His tattoo work is visible on the likes of Amy Winehouse, Alexander McQueen, Boy George, Tom Grennan, Skepta,Comedian David Cross, Paul Thompson of Franz Ferdinand, Pete Doherty and Preston of The Ordinary Boys to name just a few.  Cultivating work in both commercial and media print, while still maintaining his D.I.Y. ethic learned in the early queercore / punk rock days as a youth.  Stepping outside the box of the tattoo world that has brought him much success, he is now shifting into the world of fine art. Recent projects have found him working along side renowned fashion photographer Nick Knight.  His art was turned into edible chocolate respected Belgium chocolatier Dominique Persoone.  He has worked with brands Opal Nera, Converse, Nissan Motors, Oliver Sweeney Shoes, and Diagio/Justerini & Brooks, and of course the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

 

 

Origin: Los Angeles California city of angels. Lives and Works in London England UK.

 

Selected Bibliography:

Boyz Magazine: September 2002

Consort Publishing London LTD

Inspiring Designers: Paul Rodgers

Black Dog Press 2004

Tattoo Soup: Anonymous

Independent Music Press 2008

EllE Magazine March 2008 UK Edition

Hachette Fillapachi Media

Celebrity Tattoos: Chris Martin

Octopus Books 2008

Bizarre Magazine:  April 2010

Dennis Publishing Ltd.

London Tattoos: Alex MacNaughton

Prestel Publishers 2011

Out In The City Magazine: October 2011

Square Peg Media

Illustrated Ape Magazine: December 2012

Illustrated Ape co. Publishing

Born This Way: Paul Vitagliano

Quirk Books 2012

Garage Magazine No.6: Spring 2014

Dasha Zhukova Publishing

 London Tattoo Guide: Tom Angell

Hardie Grant Books 2017

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

1988  “1st Annual Orange County Gay And Lesbian Gay Pride Art Show”  Santa Ana, California

1989  “Under Ground Art Show” Primary Color Gallery Orange, California

1991  “Sexual Surgery”  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California

1992  “Anger”  Palazzetti Design Showroom  Beverly Hills, California

1995  “Pop Tarts” Highways Performance Space & Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1995  “My Dark Secrets”  LA Erotic Weekend Young Moguls Hollywood, California

1996  “Purged and Pulled” 50 Bucks Gallery Downtown Los Angeles, California

2004  “Garden Of Earthly Delights” The Vestry London, England

2006  “Blow It Out Yer Ass” NO:ID Gallery London, England

2009  “Iconography Of The Mask”  Resistance Gallery  London, England

2010  “Cube “  Nissan Motors Uk Car Launch London Bridge London, England

2011  “ Stripped” Orbital Comics London, England

 

2012   “Spare Parts”  Rag Factory London, England

2012  “Religionis Violenta” Westbank Gallery London, England

 

2013 “Illustraded Ape Torch Songs And Firehoses”, Orbital Comics London, England

2013 “Sons Of Warhol”, Agroturismo Atzaro Ibizia , Spain

2013 “Moniker Art”, Truman Brewery Brick Lane London, England

2013 “London Frieze Week”, Mayor’s Parlour London England

2014 “Urban In Ibiza”, Agroturismo Atzaro Ibiza, Spain

2014 “When I Walk In Your Shoes”, Westbank Gallery London, England

2014 “Moniker Art Fair” Old Truman Brewery Brick Lane London, England

2014 “Smile Britannia”, House Of Commons Parliament Westminster, England

2015 “Urban In Ibiza 7”, Agroturismo Atzaro Ibiza, Spain

2015 "Sabbat Festival Of Dark Arts", Apriary Studios, London, England

2015 "Moniker Art Show" Old Truman Brewery Brick Lane

London, England

 

2016 "The Big Bang" Westbank Gallery London,

England

2016 "HM90" Group Show Black & White Building Shoreditch, London England

2016 "Rhythm" Imitate Modern Pop Up Mayfair, London England

2016 "Urban In Ibiza 8 Agroturismo Atzaro Ibiza, Spain

2016  'URBAN GROUP"  Stolen Spaces Los Angeles  Pop Up Gallery

2016  "Rebel Rebel" Relaod Gallery Lemington Spa, England Uk

2016  "Summer Show" Imitate Modern London England UK

2016 "Sabbat Festival Of Dark Arts Underdog Gallery London , England

​2016 "Master & Disciple"  Westbank Gallery London, England

2016 "Moniker Art Show",  Old Truman Brewery Brick Lane, London England

 

2017 "Pop" Herrick Gallery London England

2017 "Hunter S. Thompson Group Show" Westbank Art London England

2017 "Urban In Ibiza 9" Agroturismo Atzaro Ibiza Spain

2017 "Queer Art(ists) Now Queer Arts Festival/Archive Gallery London.

2017  Moniker Art Show Truman Brewery Brick Lane London England

2018  "Pop Rocks" Duo Show w/ Rich Simmons Imitate Modern London England

2019  "Pop Up" Solo Show  Los Angeles California 

2019  "Sebastian" Horse Hospital London England 

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