Born in L.A. in 1978, Tristan Eaton started pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscapes of the cities where he lived, be it London, Detroit, or New York. He designed his first toy for Fisher-Price at 18 years old and soon became a driving force in the world of ‘Art Toys’. Eaton's work for Kidrobot, including the famous Dunny and Munny art toys, helped him achieve international renown and an ever-growing fan base. After forming his Creative Agency Thunderdog Studios in New York City in 2004, Eaton became a leader in commercial-art and Creative Direction, and is regularly commissioned by a roster of clients that include Nike, Versace, and even Barack Obama.
These days, Eaton is one of the most prominent street artists / muralists working today. Eaton’s large scale mural work can be found in over 16 countries and features a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with his unique personal style, all executed with freehand spray paint on a colossal scale. Eaton now focuses on his Fine Art and large-scale mural work full-time, which can be found in dozens of cities across the globe from Paris to Shanghai.
Eaton’s work can also be seen in the permanent collection of the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York).