Meres One (CEO)
Meres was born in the South Bronx and raised in Queens, New York. Taking on an interest in graffiti at the early age of 13, Meres developed his craft starting with tags and throw-ups. In 1991, he started TD4 (The Deadly 4mula) crew, which consisted of other artists with similar interests. By the mid-90’s, Meres changed over to piecing. He painted hundreds of pieces in all 5 boroughs as well as Florida, Connecticut, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina and, Holland. In 2001, Meres took over Phun Phactory in LIC, Queens, which had been closed for almost a year. Over the course of the past 5 years Meres transformed the destroyed (tagged and vandalized) building into an outdoor museum called 5 Pointz, The Institute of Higher Burnin™. He is working towards adding on a school for aspiring aerosol writers. 5 Pointz is visited by and caters to thousands of fans and writers from all over the world.
Meres works as a freelance artist who does everything from artwork in magazine spreads to video shoots. Some of his clientele include: Def Jam, NY Knicks, Swatch, ABC, Coors, Heineken, Deutsche Bank, Grey Hound, Glamour Magazine, Big Red, Wall Street Rising, M.A.D.D. His work has appeared in movies such as Brown Sugar and Bomb the System as well as Matisyahu’s video “Youth”. Meres was recently featured on NY1, MTV, and several other TV stations and newspapers such as NY Times,, Daily News, Newsday, as well as Vibe, Rides, and, Juxtapose magazines. He has exhibited his artworks in museums, galleries, schools, and lounges including the Orlando Museum, Parish Museum, Rush art gallery, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building, Polytechnic College, NYU, to name a few.