Ed Trask


Ed Trask, after growing up in Loudoun County VA, left his rural existence, moved to Richmond VA and enrolled into the Virginia Commonwealth University’s painting program. While in school he spent every waking hour playing music in the mid 80’s Richmond punk scene and painting. By his third year in school, after many attempts to get gallery attention, he decided to make the many dilapidated buildings surrounding his school his gallery. Paintings were painted directly on buildings, or done on boards and screwed onto the buildings illegally until the city was covered. In 1992 Ed graduated with a painting degree and moved to Washington D.C. where he started touring with Dischord records band the Holy Rollers and continued to paint illegal murals all over the world. Three years later he moved back to Richmond to join the band Kepone.  While the demand for his paintings started to grow, he figured he should make a go at mural and sign work. Since then the work has never stopped flowing in, and Ed’s paintings and murals have been collected into many permanent collections including Gap, Capital One, Dominion Energy,  Fortune Magazine, N.B.C. Philip Morris, Media General and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Ed now plays in the bands AVAIL and Corntooth, continues to have art shows worldwide and has his studio in Richmond where he lives with his beautiful wife and two children.



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