Max Kauffman

United States – b. 1981
I grew up in South Bend, Indiana. Born in Chicago, I returned there often for skateboarding in my teens and concerts after that. In Indiana, a giant portion of my early life was outdoors – wandering swamps, flipping over logs, exploring the (to me) forest primeval in my backyard. This duality shaped me and the work I do. Needing something larger after high school, I attended ASU for ceramics and anthropology. The latter has been one of my largest influences to date. I’ve been fortunate enough to show my work across the US for the past seven years. I’ve also shown bits of things in Italy, Israel, and Canada (first out of the country solo there last year). Featured in Juxtapoz, Lost at E Minor, Beautiful Decay, and Wallfarmers. I’ve been lucky enough to work with people like Mountain Dew, Nike, and Arbor on projects, and have written for Hi Fructose on and off since 2008.

Currently residing in Oakland, CA.

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics, and a minor in Anthropology.
Arizona State University 2004

Max Kauffman “Fruitvale Dreams”


8.5″ x 5.5″
Full color, 40 page booklet featuring the artwork from “Aether Ceremony”
Edition of 40
Signed & Numbered – Sketch on inside, stamp on back.