Electro Funk: RAS Terms Solo Show

Opening: Saturday, May 20, 2023 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, May 20 – Jun 24, 2023

1741 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


It is our distinct honor to bring back this highly influential artist to Chicago for a second time, nearly a decade after his Chicago debut.

Ras Terms, a.k.a. James Monk, was born and raised in Miami, Florida to a Puerto Rican and Columbian family. Highly regarded as a "letter master" he is also viewed as a spiritual artist often painting his "street angel" characters alongside ancient & otherworldly symbols.

After putting in years of work and becoming a household name in Miami he eventually made his way to California where he became a part of the legendary PTV crew in Oakland.

“If you ask me about my work, I may say something about African-Indian-alchemy-voodoo, or I may just point out something hilarious.”

He embodies his craft entirely while living his life, believing that “the creative force is non-judgmental and is the only thing constant and true in life.”

Today, his contemporary art is recognized on a global scale. He continues to travel and create on a constant basis, collaborating with a broad range of artists and painting the walls of cities around the globe.