Born in Chicago, self-taught Jake Merten began his artistic career in the Summer of 2012 after moving to Los Angeles. Within a year, Jake had firmly planted his feet in the LA scene by partaking in local group exhibitions and regularly installing public murals throughout the city. Since 2013 he has been traveling to paint large-scale murals, and create private installations all over the country, specializing in freehand aerosol mural work. Currently residing again in Los Angeles, Jake has branched into fashion and art direction, while continuing to contribute local and national mural and design work. Merten’s talents can be found showcased in various product designs, at mural and music festivals, special events, and in gallery exhibitions.