Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
Duane Gavins Jr, primarily known as Dizz/Dizzuane, now 30 was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and has been in York, PA since 2006.
Dizz’s creative skills can be seen in many different mediums fusing in fashion, graphic design and fine art.
His free flowing drippy style earned him the name “Dripped Gawd” by his peers.
By creating his own lane he’s been able to work with several brands/artists including New Balance, PUMA, Levis & 21 Savage just to name a few.
Dizz has Murals in the York, Lancaster, Columbia & Harrisburg area. Dating 2016-2022
“Unlimited Vibe”2017 Royal Square District, York (Sprocket Mural)
“Melt” 2020, 28 S Dewberry St, Harrisburg (Sprocket Mural)
“Free Flow”, 2022, Columbia Kettle Works (2nd floor), Columbia
As a creative designer he finds himself merging creative ideas with business strategies to create branding. Creating collections of visual art including video, marketing, clothing and illustration.
“Dripped Gawd Supply” – Clothing & Merchandise www.drippedgawd.com
“DizzWasHere Studios” – Creative Solution Art Studio
“Only Soxx” – Non-Profit Organization
“Dummie Love Apparel” – Clothing & Merchandise
Dizz often engages with younger artists to help share skills and experiences as an artist. Most recently leading classes to teach painting with Positive Energy Arts in York, 2021 and Digital Illustration with the Eat Brand in DC, 2022. Dizz also provides tutorials of creative ideas to peers on streaming platforms Twitch and Youtube.
Starting in a small art community, Dizz worked to network and connect with individuals and groups outside the city to build connections to create more opportunities. These connections inspired his solo venture of creating his own sneaker in 2021 and collaborations with the York revolution in 2022. Here are a few examples of Dizz’s projects and events.
Dripped Gawd Summer Art Tour – 2018 – Sponsored by DTLR & PUMA – This Pennsylvania area tour where Dizz traveled to York, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Chester PA. At these events, he led sip and paint classes for adults, live shoe painting & pop up shops.
Black Lives Matter Mural – 2020 – Baltimore, MD – Street Mural painted in collaboration with Dizz and three other artists, he used his dripped style to create the word Matter in the mural.
Dripped Gawd Sneaker Release – 2021 – Dizz designed and released his first signature shoe called “Hoop Dreams” for his brand Dripped Gawd.
York Revolution Collaboration & Dripped Gawd Night – 2022 – Sponsored by Parliament Arts Organization. Dizz was blessed with the opportunity to design a collection of jerseys for the York Revolution baseball team collaborating with his brand Dripped Gawd. The jersey inspired an event called Dripped Gawd Night where the players and staff wore the designed jerseys & the jerseys were later auctioned off for charity.
Mental Health Awareness Activity Book – 2022 – Sponsored by DTLR & Adidas. This activity books created by Dizz includes words of encouragement, coloring pages and gives children a way to explore mental health in a new way.
His latest accomplishment is the opening of his studio in Columbia, Pa,2022. DizzwasHere studios is the creative hub for everything listed above. Feel free to contact Dizz if you have any firstname.lastname@example.org.