Spending the lion’s share of his life in and around Detroit, Michigan has allowed the region—its history, its people, and its culture—to fuse into the fibre of Kobie Solomon’s work. A simultaneously self-taught street artist and classically trained Illustrator, he attended Detroit’s College of Creative Studies where he studied illustration, classical drawing, and graphic design. Solomon’s prolific work is multidisciplinary; in addition to his more widely recognized public murals and graffiti, he also does private commissions, contemporary pieces, graphic design projects, traditional and digital illustration, architecture and draftsman work, is a published author, and is also renowned for his custom-tailored tattoo designs. Although he works across many mediums, he’s best known for his street art and murals—in particular his Detroit Chimera mural located at the Russell Industrial Center in Midtown Detroit.