Van Arno is a figurative painter whose work has been displayed in the U.S. and internationally for almost 20 years. His provocative work has been frequently featured in Juxtapoz magazine and included in a national survey of Lowbrow painters. Van's background as a visual storyteller includes illustration, amusement park design, game art in 2D and 3D, animation, and character design. His powerful non-narrative paintings place him firmly in the modern annals of visual art.


Metal Blade Records (Art Director)
Powell/Peralta (Designer/Illustrator)
DiC Entertainment (Merchandising)
Geffen Records (Illustration)
Return Fire 3 (3D Modeler/Texturer)

Work Experience

Animator, Hits Magazine
Lead Game Artist, Prolific Publishing


Otis College of Art and Design, Illustration, 1984 - 1986