Fontana was born in Seattle, Washington and raised on Bainbridge Island (a small artistic community west of the city) where he was encouraged to use his imagination. This led him to develop a strong interest in several forms of art. During his teen years, he studied graphic design, photography, sculpture, and life drawing. Once he graduated high school, he attended OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts and graduating at the top of his class. After school, Fontana spent time working as an art director for Abound design firm, Metro.Pop magazine and Drifter apparel, before heading out on his own. His artwork has been showing frequently on the West Coast at galleries like Lineage, The Lab 101, Distinction, and Scribble Theory. He has handled design work for companies such as Ocean Pacific, Scion, Toyota, Kid Robot, and Nike, in addition to managing his own design studio. His work is rapidly receiving local and national interest and he is seen as a rising star within the art community.
Long time Arbor Collective artist and friend Blaine Fontana discusses his use of sustainable materials in his work.
The Arbor Collective presents long time art & design contributors Blaine Fontana & Zach Johnsen with a collaborative installation at the Timesinfinity gallery inside the evo store in Seattle.
The Arbor Collective Presents: Premium Camping At No Charge A Collaboration Installation by Blaine Fontana & Zach Johnsen at Evo in Seattle. Arbor celebrates longtime art and design contributors Blaine Fontana & Zach Johnsen in a night of art, up-cycling, book signings, frivolity and a furious passion for reclaimed materials for an imaginative environmental experience.
Come hang with Arbor in Seattle, Washington at Evo as acclaimed artists, Blaine Fontana and Zach Johnsen present a new collaborative effort for this event only. Come out and enjoy a night of amazing art, music, good people and good times.
Sometimes the stories from the road are the best ones of all… During my travels to Washington to visit shops and hang with our regional rep, John Crouch, we stopped by to see Forrest at Snowboard Connection,â€ says Arbor apparel manager, Drew Hopkins. â€œOn the back wall we found a huge art piece by Blaine
The artist brings his contemporary blend of urban-organic surrealism to the new Mindstate and Koa Pin. Venice, CA – June 23, 2009 – The Arbor Collective is proud to announce the release of two new skateboards designed in collaboration with artist, Blaine Fontana. Arbor’s new Mindstate and Koa Pin now feature original artwork from this