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ABOUT


Piepke studied Fashion & Textile Design at the KASK Royal School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. A few years into the course he discovered that creating charaters and telling stories in a setting was more of his interest than actually making clothes. Dropping out of school he continued the creation of his own cartoonish world of illustrations that eventually led him to the field of fine arts. Fashion always remained, next to music and nightlife and pop culture a strong influence on his work till today. 


Next to exhibiting his personal artwork at galleries around the world he also worked freelance for various projects and has been assistant curator for the Center Of Young Arts, Ghent.


From 2014 till 2019, after 20 years of working under the moniker of Piepke it was decided to eliminate the persona and work in the form of the label/ title Kiss My Tribe.


Now things are about to change again... TBC


Piepke currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Studies

1988 - 1991 Fashion & Textile Design, KASK Ghent

2000 - 2002 Animation, KASK Ghent



Solo Exhibitions

2013 "Glamshock" - m0gelijk Gent, Ghent

2011 "Glamshock Therapy" - Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne

2010 "Artcore Candy" - La Galerie Provocatrice, Amsterdam

1998 "Artcore" - Studio29 Gallery, London

1998 "Artcore" - ARKL Gallery, Brussels

1997 "Vive la Fuck - Purication Sanchez, Antwerp



Group exhibitions

2017 "Renegade Artists' Take Over"- Biscayne Churc - Art Basel, Miami

2013 Artop Gallery / Art Contemporain - Saint Tropez

2013 "IconPOP"- at "Play Full" - Midsumma Festival, Melbourne

2013 "IconPOP" - Artop Gallery, Lille

2012 "Street vs Pop Art" - Artop Gallery, Lille

2012 "Neo Intersexualism" - 1000£Bend Gallery, Melbourne

2010 "The Glossy Possy" at "Gay Pop Culture - 69Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

2010 "The Glossy possy" - Foxx Gallery, Zürich

2009 "SuperWOW" - Cosmic Cavern Gallery, Nyc

2009 "RuPaul's Dragrace" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2009 "Drag Attack" - La Zone, Liège

2008 "Gazelland" - Steps Gallery, London

2008 "Lights! Camera! Election!" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2008 "Dail M for Madonna" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2007 "Merry Titmas" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2002 "Porn Ar(t)ound the World" - KC Nona, Mechelen

2001 "Dimensio" - Casa Elizalde, Barcelona

2000 "Midwinter Fever" - Pofferd de Nul, Antwerp

1999 "13th Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Brussels

1999 "Moving Souls" - Ghent

1999 "OVERview" - Centre for Young Art, Ghent

1999 "ArtiSHOCK" - Centre for Young Art, Ghent

1998 "What's Your Excuse" - Mekanik Gallery, Antwerp

1997 "Elastik" Club Café D'Anvers, Antwerp


Curated Exhibitions

2001 "Dimesnio" - Casa Elizalde, Barcelona

2001 "Minoush, A Life for Art" - Centre for Young Art, Ghent


Freelance Illustrator (selection)

SOS Records, backdrop visuals Boy George performance at Summer Rites Festival,

My Chion is Wet NYC (Flyers + Advertising),"Bacardi & Cola" - Hard Ton, animated music video,

"Useless Men" - Minty, animated video, Gazelland Magazine - Cover design,

"Pop Couture" - Perfecto Spandex Disco, Illustrations for Gazelland Magazine, Nr1 Magazine,

Lube Magazine, Expreszo Magazine, Cassero program folder, Blu Magazine, Winq Magazine, Labels Magazine, Navégre Magazine, ...


"La Page aux Folles" - Monthly cartoon column, The Blitz Kids.com


Self- published

2013 "Marieclaire, Elle Vogue" - Notebook

2010 "Shoot Your Slut 2" - glossy comic zine, Self published

2009 "Shoot Your Slut 1" - glossy comic zine, Self published

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