THIS IS KAI Kai is an international street artist recognized for his single-frame storytelling, signature Imaginary Friend (IF) character, and unrivaled use of cement across most of his work. Kai has the ability to explore powerful messages and universal themes through any medium. His unique style and social commentary continue to set him apart from his contemporaries. For his efforts, Kai has received extensive media coverage and a fan following worldwide.
STRIKING A MATCH Kai was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Son to a French-Tunisian father and Mexican-American mother, he grew up surrounded by a unique blend of history, tradition, and celebrations. As a result, Kai developed an appreciation for culture and art early on. He found a medium for his interest at age 14 at which time he began to create original pieces throughout his sprawling hometown. The streets were his canvas.
Several years and countless pieces later, Kai accepted an offer to study at the California Institute of Arts and subsequently, L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.
A GLOBAL MOVEMENT Kai works endlessly to bring IF to life in every corner of the world. His collections have been shown at countless, cultural events and art venues around the globe.