LOU FERRIGNO JR is a Santa Monica based artist who grew up an athlete and is not your typical artist. Born and raised in Santa Monica Lou was always artistically inclined, but heavily favored athletics over fine art.
In 2006 as a walk on to the #1 ranked USC Trojan football team, Lou suffered a season ending knee injury, consequently ending any hope of a professional career. Through the tedious hours of Post-op rehabilitation therapy, Lou kept his sanity on his road to recovery by making his artistic pursuits as his number one priority.
As time went on Lou’s passion for painting and deepened as he honed his skill with his wild, vibrant style. His style is self-described as “Pop-Surrealist” with each work telling a complex, yet subtle story about life lessons with intense concentration and intricate detail.
Each piece uniquely navigates the viewer through an array of thought provoking imagery and references his own past, as well as to feelings and emotions we all have experienced at one time or another.
Lou has starred in an array of projects, ranging from national commercials (Comcast, Miller Light, Carl’s Jr.), video game trailers, short films (Shelter), and full-length features (1313: Night of the Widow, 1313: Hercules Unbound!, A Place Called Hollywood).
He is an alumnus of the Baron/Brown Academy for the Dramatic Arts (Meisner Conservatory).