Bio

Artist / Project Manager / Art Teacher / Curator

Mike “Bam” Tyau was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has been in connected with graffiti writing since 1983. He earned his BFA in graphic design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California. He has also worked a career with some of the world's best videogame & digital advertising companies.

Besides California, Mike has traveled to paint large scale murals in New York City, Chicago, Miami, Hiroshima, Barcelona, New Zealand, and returns frequently back to Honolulu to collaborate with fellow artists and students.

Bio

Solo Exhibitions

• “Na ‘Aumakua”, Cukui, San Jose, CA 2018

• Diakadi, San Francisco, CA - Dec. 2015

• Live Lotus Yoga, San Jose, CA - Oct. 2015

• Mark John Salon, San Francisco, CA - Mar. 2015



Group Exhibitions

• “Freight State of Mind”, duo show with Jesus Rodriguez for Art Primo SF, San Francisco, CA - Oct. 2017

• "Family First", First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco - Jan. 2017

• "TDK Group Show," Oakland Terminal, Oakland, CA - Nov. 2015

• “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Group Show, First Amendment 1:AM SF Gallery, San Francisco - Oct. 2015

• Complex Magazine x Nissan Pop Up, Firehouse, San Francisco, CA - Jul. 2015

• The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA - Jul. 2015

• Neologian Art Gallery, San Mateo, CA - May. 2015

• “Top of the Line,” First Amendment 1:AM SF Gallery, San Francisco - Apr. 2015

• Claremont Studios, San Mateo, CA - Nov. 2014

• "The Denim Show," Oakland Terminal, Oakland, CA - Nov. 2014

• "Alphabet Show," White Walls, San Francisco, CA - May. 2014

• "Off the Wall," EC Galleries, San Diego, CA - Apr. 2014

• "Game On!," First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco - Mar. 2013

• "Fast Forward," First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco - Oct. 2011

• “The Classics,” First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco - Sep. 2010

• “Don’t Sweat the Technique,” First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco - Sep. 2009



Solo Murals

• Federal Realty at Santana Row, San Jose, CA - June 2018

• Ellie Mae, Pleasanton, CA - May 2018

• ICU Art for Umbrella Insurance, Emeryville, CA - Oct. 2017

• Hudson Properties, Inc., San Francisco, CA - May 2017

• Mele Murals for Te Kura Iwi O Whakatupuranga Rua Mano school, Otaki, New Zealand - Mar. 2017

• “NoDAPL” mural - M5 Arts, Art Street exhibits, Sacramento, CA - Feb. 2017

• California Arts Supply, San Mateo, CA - Jul 2016

• FIS Mobile, San Francisco, CA - Dec. 2015

• Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA - Dec. 2015

• 42 Degrees for San Francisco Arts Commission / Hudson Properties, San Francisco, CA - Sep. 2015

• Hotel Zetta, San Francisco, CA - Jun. 2015

• Reddit offices, San Francisco, CA - Feb. 2015

• Tank 18 Winery, San Francisco, CA - Feb. 2014

• Perez Family, Art Basel, Miami, FL - Dec. 2013

• "Bob Haro BMX" Red Bull offices, Emeryville, CA - Mar. 2013

• "Dj Buddha" Love Oakland Gallery, Oakland, CA - Nov. 2012

• Performance Options Auto Repair, Oakland, CA - Mar. 2009

• Elmhurst Community Prep school, Oakland, CA - 2007 - 2009



Collaborative Group Murals

• Oakland Mural Festival with Jesus Rodriguez, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA - May 2018

• ICU Art for Thomas Cambell; Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History; Santa Cruz, CA - Feb. / Apr. 2017

• "Art, Social Space, and Public Discourse," Stanford University & Jack London Square, Collaboration with visiting Iranian artist, Ghaladar, Oakland, CA - Nov. 2016

• ICU Art for Barry McGee / Sites Unseen; City & County of San Francisco Municipal Transportation - Moscone Garage; San Francisco, CA - Sep. - Oct. 2016

• Mele Murals, Blanche Pope Elementary school, Waimanalo, HI - Apr. 2016

• Mele Murals, HPM Building Supply Hilo & University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI - Mar. 2016

• Mele Murals, Hawaii High School Athletic Association with students from Kaimuki High School, Honolulu, HI - Feb. 2016

• Mele Murals, Cathedral Catholic & Hawaii Buddhist Academy, Honolulu, HI - Sep. 2015

• Mele Murals, Kanuikapono Hawaiian Charter Public school, Anahola, Kauai, HI - Apr. 2015

• Wrist Shipping mural; collaboration with Norm “Vogue/TDK” Chuck, Brian Manaois, King157, Jase/BA, Sear/BA, Ernest Doty, Chris Kondo, Thitiwat Phromratanapongse, Thavin Rajanakhan, Dominic Cheng, Oakland, CA - Jul. - Aug. 2014

• Interior Mural; collaboration with Miguel “Bounce” Perez, New Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA - Nov. 2013

• PowWow Hawaii; collaboration with John Prime Hina, Estria, Trek6, Fresh Cafe, Honolulu, HI - Feb. 2013

• Samoan Development Community Center; collaboration with Ruben "Like" Aguirre, South San Francisco, CA - Jul. 2012

• Vodafone; collaboration with Estria Miyashiro, Redwood City, CA - Mar. 2012

• PowWow Hawaii; collaboration with John Prime Hina, Estria, Trek6, Jaguar Hawaii, Honolulu, HI - Feb. 2012

• Art Basel; collaboration with Montana Colors Street Team, Gansevoort Hotel, Miami, FL - Dec. 2011

• Water Writes series mural, Estria Foundation, Oakland, CA - Mar. 2011

• Primary Flight for Miami Art Basel; collaboration with Montana Colors Street Team, RC Bottling Co, Miami, FL - Dec. 2010

• Rebirth; collaboration with Montana Colors Street Team, Grande & Telegraph, Oakland, CA - Oct. 2010

• Four Guardians; collaboration with Estria Miyashiro, Jose Garcia, Norman Chuck, Erin Yoshioka, Nancy Hernandez, Cece Carpio; City of Oakland, Oakland, CA - Jul. 2009

• Meeting of Styles, collaboration with Estria Miyashiro, Oakland, CA - Sep. 2008

• East Bay Asian Youth Center, collaboration with Estria Miyashiro, Josue Rojas, and Jose Garcia, Oakland, CA - Sep. 2007



Youth Educational Work

• (coming in Aug!) Serendipity Elementary School, Youth Art Camps, Belmont, CA 2018

• The Shop at Flywheel Press, Youth Art Camps, San Mateo, CA 2017

• Instructor 3D Printing, Peninsula TechShop, Redwood City, CA 2017

• Mele Murals for Te Kura Iwi O Whakatupuranga Rua Mano school & Maoriland Film Festival, Otaki, New Zealand - Mar. 2017

• Guest Lecture at Burlingame Middle School, Burlingame, CA - Feb. 2017

• Guest Lecture at Stanford University, Art History Class, Stanford, CA - Nov. 2016

• Halau Paheona / School of Visual Arts after school program at Kaimuki High School, Honolulu, HI - Jan. - May. 2016

• Mele Murals / Estria Foundation, Honolulu, HI - Nov. 2013 - present

• Graffiti History / Spraycan Art classes, First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco, CA - 2009 - 2016



Curation

• Support curation for "Top of the Line" model scale train show, First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Apr. 2015

• EstriaBattle.com Group Print Show, First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Oct. 2013

• EstriaBattle.com Kickstarter event, Estria Foundation offices, Emeryville, CA - May. 2013

• "Composite Knowledge" Group Show, Art "Poesia" Flemate(San Jose), Sam Rodriguez(San Jose), Jaybo Monk(Berlin), First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Oct. 2012

• "Fast Forward" Group Show, Art "Poesia" Flemate(San Jose), Scott Sueme (Vancouver), Suiko (Hiroshima), Mike Bam Tyau(San Francisco), First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Oct. 2011

• Adidas Shoe Auction, various EstriaBattle artists, ShoeBiz, San Francisco - Oct. 2009

• “Don’t Sweat the Technique” Group Show for EstriaBattle.com, First Amendment (1AMSF) Gallery, San Francisco - Sep. 2009


Publications and Documentary

• “The History of American Graffiti" by Gastman & Neelon - Interview - Apr. 2011

• Piece By Piece; Documentary Film, 2006


Selected Corporate Clients

• Adidas
• City of Oakland
• Complex Networks
• McKesson
• Montana Colors N. America
• Nissan
• Redbull
• Sega of America
• Sony Computer Entertainment
• Toyota
• Vodafone