"I see in the tattoo one of the most dramatic aesthetic status shifts within American society in the last decade. Tattoos have changed from the ink splotches of the damned, those at the very periphery of polite society into a legitimized fine art now widely accepted by the mainstream. Indeed, those who bear them proudly invite the public to read their skin like an open diary, with each inked image telling a story — an indelible histogram that can detail a point in time as well as a journey. This form of expression, far beyond anything on the Internet, is one of the defining languages of my generation, more enduring and more intimate than any digital medium could ever be. More can be read at my site, www.jeffmusser.com I've had 6 solo shows, taken part in 36 groups shows all over the United States, most recently in Siena Italy where two of my drawings can be found in the permanent collection of the Siena Art Institute. My work can be found in numerous private collections around the United States, most notably, Oprah Winfrey as well as collections in Asia and like I said, Italy.
BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL 2000"