Metro Art Presents

Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life


Join Metro Art Presents on February 23 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM for a screening of “Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life” followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with L.A. writer Alissa Walker and artist Geoff McFetridge in Union Station’s historic ticketing hall. The film is a poetic and intimate look into the life and work of one of the most visionary artists of his time, while also exploring the universal questions of what makes a fulfilling life. 

Geoff McFetridge’s art is everywhere. From countless gallery exhibits, sides of buildings, title designs for films by Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze, to collaborations with Vans, Warby Parker, Nike, and more, he has undoubtedly influenced the way the world looks. No stranger to the public transit space, McFetridge spent several years developing a high visibility artwork for Westchester/Veterans Station on the Metro K line. 

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Throughout his long and diverse career, Geoff McFetridge has worked across a vast array of mediums from poetry to animation, graphics to 3D, textile and wallpaper to paintings. McFetridge has exhibited in galleries worldwide including Louis Buhl, Detroit (2022); Gallery Target, Tokyo (2022); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2021); Half Gallery, New York (2021); V1 Gallery, Copenhagen (2020); Blum and Poe, Los Angeles (2020); PlayMountain, Tokyo (2013); Heath Gallery, Los Angeles (2011) and New Image Art, West Hollywood (2006). Included in the Beautiful Losers exhibition (curated by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike) which debuted at CAC, Cincinnati in 2004, he has, also, been featured in exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Vancouver Art Gallery, Yale University Art Museum and Geffen Contemporary at MoCA Los Angeles. As a designer, he has worked extensively with brands including Hermes, Vans, Undefeated, Patagonia & Apple just to name a few. Recently he has made public works for LA Metro & SOFI Stadium LA. Winner of the 2016 Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award and the AIGA Medal in 2019, McFetridge received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.

Alissa Walker is a writer based in Los Angeles covering transportation, housing, urban design, public space, and environmental policy. She is the 2021 recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary for her writing on design and urbanism, and played herself on the traffic safety episode of Adam Conover’s show Adam Ruins Everything, “Adam Ruins a Murder.” Alissa lives in L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown neighborhood, where she is the co-host of LA Podcast, an avid ice cream consumer, and a mom to the city’s two most enthusiastic public transit riders.

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