39. Aholsniffsglue

In honor of our MasterMind genius awards, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email [email protected] with the whos and whys.

39. Aholsniffsglue

Aholsniffsglue is a Dade County monster. Everyone from Brickell stockbrokers, to Miami Heat ballers, to visiting models, artists, musicians, schoolkids, crackheads, bums, and scumbags know the name. Some of them don't even know why. It's because for over a decade Ahol has been putting in work from Cutler Ridge to Biscayne Bay. He leaves his mark wherever he goes and a trail of stickers, eyeballs, and bighead monsters follow him through the smoke and the mud and the blood and the beer in a cloud of aerosol. You may have seen his work on the side of the Margulies Warehouse staring out at the I-95.

He's also painted clubs, homes, alleys, canvas, and filled hundreds of looseleaf pages with obsessively lined ballpoint pen works. This year during Art Basel his work sold at SCOPE through Butter Gallery and in the NBA's Art of Basketball show. In 2008 he and some friends began throwing ((SHAKE)) Thursday nights at The Vagabond. The weekly party is still going strong. He also does Get Some Saturdays at the Electric Pickle. Ahol and his crew use these events to stage annual benefits for school art programs, raising money for the homeless, toy drives, and breast cancer benefits. Ahol says, "I don't know man. I just feel that the good side lets the loose side live."

1. List five things that inspire you.

-My mom's lasting impression on me
-My friends that hustle full time
-Miami's greatness that no city matches it
-life's daily struggles, both good and bad
- Stay shitty krew, shake fam (me, Slim Biscayne, Jsin Jimenez, and the ghost of Jose El Rey), only awesome.

2. What was your last big project?

My last solo show " 7.625 FL OZ " .... I put a lot of effort into that, Basel was fun and I guess could be considered big. Being in Scope for the 1st time and selling was pretty loose too.The Art of Basketball event was pretty awesome, huge sucess all around on that one. I painted a bunch of walls and we rocked some top notch events.

3. What's your next big project?

I've been working on my next body of work, looking forward to my next show in 2011.  We stay plotting with (((SHAKE))) and GET LOW... so the future itself is big.  WMC should be big this year.  Got some creative ventures in the works on the art tip also, cant say much on that till everything is set in stone.  One thing for sure is that the bar stays rising, and we hope to be the ones pushing it up there.
4. Why do you do what you do?

I love creating, I love having my brain in motion on the regular.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

5. What's something you want Miami to know about you?

That I dont like the cold weather, the Mcdonald's on Biscayne sucks, (((SHAKE))) rules and S.S.KICKASS is the shit.

What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?

Where my house is, my pin number, and social security.

The Creatives so far:

40. Heather Maloney

41. Jorge Rubiera
42. Elaine Lancaster
43. Nick Duckart
44. Danielle Estefan
45. John Dufresne
46. Monica Lopez de Victoria
47. Bill Bilowit
48. Alette Simmons-Jimenez
49. Tawnie Silva
50. Ginger Bardot
51. Jonathan David Kane
52. Naomi Fisher
53. Rocky Grimes
54. Teresa Barcelo
55. Paul Tei
56. Lee Materazzi


KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jacob Katel
Contact: Jacob Katel

Latest Stories