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B.A.M.R.   -   BECOMING A MAN RIGHTEOUSLY 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Having been born in Fort Ord, and having since lived in East Oakland, South Hayward, North and South Stockton and currently a resident of Sacramento since 2009, artist Demetris "BAMR" Washington is no stranger to the diverse range of culture that the Golden State has to offer. These cultural influences are often evident in his works, as he creates with an aim to tell stories relative to old memories. 

B.A.M.R., which stands for Becoming A Man Righteously, is the name that Demetris has been signing his works with since 2009- starting with a fence facing the I-5 freeway in Stockton, CA. The inspiration behind both the name, and Demetris' pursuit of a career in the arts are rooted in the birth of his 2 sons and his desire to be the greatest example possible to them. Although the legacy began in the streets, Demetris has since graduated from the Art Institute of Sacramento with a degree in graphic design and has also worked with a long list of notable clients such as; Twin Rivers Unified School District, The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, The Sacramento Kings, The California Endowment, The Crocker Art Museum, The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, United Way Sacramento, The Mack Road Partnership and many more. 

Since 2009, he has completed more than 25 murals throughout the city of Sacramento ranging from smaller wood panels installed in the downtown streets to massive large scale murals located in some of the more blighted parts of town. Demetris' current focus is in continuing to do his part in turning the city of Sacramento into an art museum, and a place where people from across the world can come to be inspired.

"With my work, I aim to teach, inspire, and motivate others to do more with their borrowed time and to be a lot more friendly to their neighbors regardless of ethnic or cultural background (we are all in this together). In a sense, the purpose of my work is to create an international unity and peace while inspiring individuals to pursue their own passions and dreams. Although I do use a great deal of color in my work, I hope that the messages are clear enough to be seen and felt by the color-blind."

-BAMR

BAMR@BAMRTHEARTIST.COM


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EDUCATION
AS in Graphic Design, The Art Institute of CA- Sacramento”

EXHIBITS/ SHOWCASES

• Jeff Hamilton Studios- "Street Art Fair" Group Show/ Los Angeles, CA- June 2017

• Exhale Gallery- “Exhale” Group Show/ Sacramento, CA- April 2016

• The Brickhouse Gallery- “Visual Revel” Solo Exhibit/ Sacramento, CA/ December 2015

• White Buffalo Gallery- “Perspective Reverence” Two Person Show/ Sacramento, CA/ June 11th-July 2nd 2015

• The Triton Museum of Art- “50 and Looking Forward” Group Show/ Santa Clara, CA/ May 16h- Jul 12th 2015

• Arden Garden Market Grand Opening/ Mural Unveiling/ Group Showcase/ Sacramento, CA/ Oct. 2, 2014

• Exhibit S- “Grand Opening” Group Show/ Sacramento, CA/ Jul. 2013

• Calrion Hotel- “Urban Exposure” Group Show/ Sacramento, Ca/ Feb. 2013

• Insight Coffee- “Insight of BAMR” Solo Show/ Sac, Ca/ Jan. 2013

• Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery- “B,W, Red All Over” Group Show/ Sac, Ca/ Dec. 2012

• District 30- “Block Party” Group Live Painting/ Sac, Ca/ July, Aug. 2012

• Evolve Gallery- “Bridge To Skate” Group Show/ Sac, Ca/ Jul. 2012

• Cal Expo- “Luis Palau Festival” Group Live Painting/ Sac, Ca/ Jun. 2012

• Artisan Gallery- “Streets of Soul” Group Show/ Sac, Ca/ May 2012

• Sol Collective Gallery- Group Show/ Sacramento, CA/ May 2012

• Harlows- “Urban Exposure” Group Show/ Sac, Ca/ Jan. 2012

• Legacy Boutique- “Building Legacies” Solo Show/ Sac, Ca/ Aug. 2011

• Shiny Nickel Gallery- “Grand Closing” Sacramento, Ca/ May 2011

• Zuhg Life Gallery- Group Show/ Sacramento, Ca/ April 2011”

“PRINT PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES

• Sac News & Review- Mural Feature Spread- Sacramento, CA/ Aug. 18th 2016
• Sacramento Magazine- Feature Spread- Sacramento, CA/ Aug. 2015
• 41510 Magazine- Feature Page- Sacramento/ Bay Area/ June 2015
• Arden- Carmichael News- Project Cover Feature- Sac, CA/ Nov. 2014
• Sacramento Bee- Project Feature & Verbal Interview- Sac, CA/ Apr. 2014
• Catapult Art Magazine- Feature Spread- Louiseville, KY/ May 2012
• Norcal Magazine- Feature Spread- Sacramento, CA/ Jan. 2012
• Submerge Magazine- Cover & Feature Spread- Sacramento, CA/ Aug. 2011
**Sacramento365.com- Featured Artist of the Month- Apr. 2015”