Bijijoo (moniker for Michael Todd "B" Horne, i.e., MTB Horne) is a mostly self-taught painter who uses monsters to communicate emotions and new ideas. His work draws on his technical background in math, science and computer programming, as well as his young daughter's imagination and love of monsters. After getting a Ph.D. in biophysics (2008), he began painting several series of surrealist works, including The Presidential Ham, Celebrity Still Life, and The Arthropod Companion. After a break that included remodeling an old house and becoming a father, he has reset his painting practice. B lives in Portland, Oregon (USA) with his wife and daughter. New work is regularly posted on Instagram @bijijoo

EXHIBITIONS

Sept. 5 - Oct. 4 2020: LIMBO (group show), Everday Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

Aug. 8 - Sept. 6 2020: Salt & Vinegar (group show), La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

June 2020: Hot Paper supporting ACLU & Showhouse JayJay x Hot Paper, GIFC (online).

June 2020: Showhouse JayJay #2 (online).

April 2020: Showhouse JayJay (online).

April 2020: Bijijoo - Monster, La Luz De Jesus Gallery (online), Los Angeles, CA.

March 2020: Everything but the Kitschen Sync (group show), La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Aug. 2019: BB Monster in Check Your Swoosh: Best Day Ever (group show), Gallery 135, Portland, OR.

Aug. 2014: Sculptures by Scott Foster & Paintings by Bijijoo, Splendorporium, Portland, OR.

Sept. 2013: Unnatural Histories II (group show), Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.

June 2013: Bugs, Holes, Heads, and How-tos (solo show), Good: A Gallery, Portland, OR.

Feb. 2013: Big Goose in Night of the Hunter (group show), Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.

Nov. 2012: DO SOMETHING (group show), AFRU Gallery, Portland, OR.

Nov. 2012: Bunko the Clown in Send in the Clowns (group show), Good: A Gallery, Portland, OR.

Oct. 2012: Still Life with Bob Ross in Happy Little Trees, Bob Ross Tribute Art Show (group show), Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.

June 2012: Maija and the Mantis in June Bugs (group show), Good: A Gallery, Portland, OR.

April 2012: The Anthropod Companion (solo show), Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.

Feb. 2012: The 100 Show (group show), Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, OR.

Oct. 2011: The Celebrity Still Life (solo show), Good: A Gallery, Portland, OR.

July 2011: Leonid Brezhnev in Underpants (group show), Good: A Gallery, Portland, OR.

April 2011: The Bathing Clown in Life Underwater (group show), Good: A Gallery, Portland, OR.

Feb. 2011: The Presidential Ham (solo show), The Basil Hallward Gallery, Portland, OR.

PRESS

Cover of Meatpaper, Issue 17 (Spring 2012)

Cover of the Portland Mercury, Vol. 12 No. 37

Cover of the Portland Mercury, Vol. 12 No. 8

The Art Out There, David Carmack Lewis, March 20, 2013

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Sitting at the Bar with a Giant Praying Mantis, io9, Oct. 27, 2012

Santorum neologism gains prominence during US election cycle, Wikinews, Feb. 7, 2012

Still Life With Rick Santorum, Dan Savage, Jan. 11, 2012

Miyamoto’s, Where You Know Everybody’s Name, Kotaku, July 14, 2011

Hail to the Presidential Ham, Willamette Week, Feb. 2, 2011

15 Portraits of Presidents with Ham, Salon.com, Nov. 10, 2010

The Presidential Ham, OddityCentral, July 25, 2010

A Man, A Plan, Some Hams: Bijijoo?, Paste Magazine, July 14, 2010