Darren Romanelli Biography
Darren Romanelli is a Los Angeles-based creative multi-hyphenate. Over the last twenty years, Romanelli has been instrumental in bridging the gap between art, culture, and commerce in ways that have revolutionized how artists and brands collaborate to create moments that inspire on a global scale.
Unique in his positioning at these intersections of culture, Romanelli has expertly navigated collaborations between Fortune 100 companies and museum-level artists, amplifying each project to leave the whole much greater than the sum of its parts. Applying his core philosophy of upcycling to everything from fashion to watches to furniture and many other products, Romanelli has created unique one-of-a-kind hybrid creations that make an unforgettable visual impact on pop culture.
Recent shows include Dog Days at The Pit Palm Springs and Built In at the Neutra VDL House (2021) California, USA and Mickey’s birthday at Parco Museum Tokyo (2021) in Tokyo, Japan. The artist’s work is featured at Gagosian in collaboration with Richard Prince’s Katz + Dogg brand. In the past, the artist exhibited a Levis installation at the MOCA Geffen in Los Angeles and at the D museum in Seoul for a collaboration with artist Madsaki. Partners and collaborators include Kendrick Lamar, Janis Joplin, Big Boi, Maxfield, Nasa, Adidas, Nike, Mickey, Coke, Modernica.