Thomas Christopher Haag
'Sign of the times'
Relic , 117 7th St NW, Downtown
'Quetzalcoatl returns with some new ideas'
Broadway & Lead
320 Broadway SE
Thomas Christopher Haag was born in Wichita, Kansas into a family as vast as the sea. He took chemistry and math classes for some reason at the University of Kansas and then dropped out and started hitchhiking. He has lived in Southern Mexico, Switzerland, India, Spain, the Pacific Northwest and the great American Southwest. When he's had to work, he's been a commercial diver, propman, art director, curator and gallery owner. He also once worked for eleven days in a dog food factory where they made Kibbles' n Bits, but he prefers to paint.
An avid muralist, both commissioned and not, he has painted buildings in Oaxaca, Barcelona, Venice, Albuquerque, Varinasi, Bangkok, Rangoon, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oakland, and many other places, under the names “Detach,” “Stove” and “El Pituitario.” He has exhibited with the likes of Shepard Fairey, Chaz Bojorquez, Swoon, Gaia, Slinkachu, Henry Chalfant, Mark Jenkins, Chris Stain, and Chip Thomas.