Kenny Scharf (b. 1958) is an American painter and street artist known for his distinctive graffiti paintings. His work often featured stylized aliens and popular cultural icons in colorful patterns. Born in Los Angeles, California, he attended the School of Visual Arts and his practice is maintained in New York. The artist often paining spontaneously and created many gestural murals surrounding the streets of New York. He has had solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Miami Center for the Fine Arts, and the Queens Museum of Art, among others.