Brian Donnelly (b.1974 in New Jersey, USA) is best known as KAWS. KAWS stands somewhere between fine art and global commerce. The artist moved beyond the sphere of the exclusive art market to occupy a more complex global market. His career began as a graffiti artist and animator, exploding when he moved into toy production. He has since interjected all spheres of fashion, popular culture and fine art with unbelievable momentum.


KAWS museum exhibitions include solo shows at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, High Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. His work has been seen in Paris, London, Berlin, New York and Tokyo.