Bud Snow is a contemporary artist with a background in murals, graffiti, sculpture, masks, costumes, filmmaking, and performing.
Bud grew up in a traveling, political circus with an activist-artist father and painter-filmmaker mother, both of whom she watched with great attention in her formative years. Rising from underground cultures such as skateboarding, punk rock, graffiti, and grassroots activism, Bud has a strong and subversive voice in her art-making approach. Art is for the people, a political and spiritual act. Bud’s work has some overarching themes - celebrating life, spirit, and the comedy of being alive - through iconography, color theory, and characters - she memorializes people and communities, reflecting on memory, nostalgia, agelessness, joy, humor, and creative freedom. She aims to spark others to greatness, to empower, inspire and remind us that there is a greater, nonphysical part of each of us - that we are undeniably unique, but at core, the same.
Bud has painted large-scale murals in Sweden, Mexico, Canada, and across the U.S., with a concentration in the Bay Area, where she has lived and had a studio practice for 17 years.