James Naccarato, Co-Founder, Creative Director and General Manager

James Naccarato was born in Kingston NY, and raised in California. At a young age, he took a strong interest in 16th and 17th century classical painting, cubism and surrealism. Growing up, Naccarato was inspired by California culture and identified with street art, comics, and various underground art movements. He earned his B.F.A degree from the Laguna College of Art and Design where he studied Fine Art and Illustration, and developed his signature style of painting. Naccarato is known for his colorful and playful creatures who often have a fictional quality to them, and at the same time feel very natural, organic, and possibly preternatural – perhaps even “real.”

The artist lives in Long Beach, California with his wife Sarah and three children. His work has been featured in numerous national exhibitions at galleries including CoproNason, Limited Addiction Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station, M Modern, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Thinkspace Art Gallery. 

Some of his work can be seen at JamesNaccarato.com