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Jake Merten

About + Press


Born and raised in Chicago, self-taught Jake Merten began his artistic career in Summer of 2012 after moving to Los Angeles. Since then he has grown to working in fashion desgin, digital design, art direction and traveling to paint large-scale murals and private installations all over the country, specializing in freehand aerosol mural work. Jake debuted his first solo show in his home-town of Chicago in Spring of 2015 while he took a brief residency in the city. Currently residing again in Los Angeles, Jake continues to contribute local and national mural work and showcase his talents at mural festivals, live-painting events fashion and music events, and gallery exhibitions.

Instagram: @lookatart


Facebook: Jake Merten

Press Links:

Squeaky Clean Sundays Vol 1. (Curated & Artwork by Jake Merten)

XXL Mag - Chance The Rapper Mural Pops Up in Los Angeles

VIBE - Someone Painted A Mural Of Chance The Rapper In Los Angeles


Las Vegas Blog - Chance The Rapper Mural Appears in Los Angeles

SF Weekly - Know Your Street Art

TokiDoki Nomad - RIP Nekst by Jake Merten

Horses of Honor - Jake Merten

12oz Prophet - Hentai By Jake Merten

12oz Prophet - Jake Merten paints anime-inspired wall at Soho House Chicago

12 oz Prophet - Jake Merten at @Chicagotruborn and the Damen Silos

Zagat - Umami Burger Chicago

303 Magazine - The Best of Art Basel 2014

303 Magazine - Colorado Crush 2014 Coverage

Steez - Mural by Jake Merten x MDMN

YAY! LA Magazine - Jake Merten Excelsior!

Threadless.com - Meet Street Artist Jake Merten

Amadeus - MDMN x Jake Merten hit Hollywood

KIIS FM - The Stitch! Meet Jake Merten