ilan Laks is an art maker and an art teacher. Laks received his BFA from the now gone San Francisco Art Institute, Diego Rivera’s school in the heart of San Francisco. There he studied with Painters like Bruce McGaw, Dewey Crumpler, and Jeremy Morgan, and film with the great George Kuchar.
ilans paintings have been represented by many galleries including, The New Mark Gallery in San Francisco, The Salazar Gallery in San Diego, and Gallerie Sues Terre in Holland, and the Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, as well as many murals and public works.
He has founded several art organizations:
AudioCinema (Portland, Oregon)
Skeleton Band (Portland Oregon)
Robertson Art Space (Los Angeles), Hemline Records (San Francisco),
San Francisco Painters Club (SF),
ilan Laks Studio (Culver City, CA),
And been a member of many others:
Creative Capacity Commission (Portland)
Downtown Arts District Association (LA)
Los Angeles Art Association
ilan Has written and produced 3 albums as singer songwriter and guitarist:
and is now working on Skeleton Band
He was the bass player for San Francisco Band Turn Me On Dead Man, and the drummer for Portland band Darlins.
ilan has had the opportunity to work with some of his favorite musicians and artists like George Clinton, Cat Power, Ghost Face, Pavement, Bad Brains, Jackson Brown, Maria Abromovic, Dan Gilsdorf, Samantha Wall, Spoon, The Shins, The Decemberists, John Lee Hooker Junior, Linda Perry, Storm Large, Pink Martini, Napalm Beach, Carlos Guitarlos, and many more.
He is currently making and teaching art in his private indoor and outdoor studio in the north Tabor neighborhood of Portland Oregon.