Selected Exhibitions (*denotes solo exhibition)

2014-2017

• Site-Specific Mural Commissions, Chicago, IL., & Los Angeles, CA.

2013

• Paint Paste & Sticker, The Exhibit Hall, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. 
• Commission, Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL.
• Commission, Herradura Tequilla, Chicago, IL.
• Between Empires & Revolutions*, SiLO Art Space, Expo Art Week, Chicago, IL.
• Commission, Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago, IL.

2012

• MDW Fair, SiLO Art Space, Chicago, IL.
• I Got Framed, SiLO Art Space, Chicago, IL.
• True North*, Howard Street Gallery, Evanston, IL.
• Till The World Blow*, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL.
• Commission, Childress/Duffy Law Firm, Chicago, IL.

2011

Public Art Project*, Guimard in Grant Park, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
 Recursion, 2612 Space, Chicago, IL.
• Hold Fast To Dreams, Believe Inn, Chicago, IL.
• MDW Fair*, 2612 Space, Artist Booth #308, Chicago, IL.
Write Now, The Chicago Gallery, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. 
• Blast, Main Gallery, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL.
• Risk & Reward*, Art Hall at The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL.
• Public Art Project
*, Riverwalk / Artopolis, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

2010
• Pop Station*, Chicago Artist Month /
Phantom Pop-Up Gallery, Chicago, IL.
• GraffPop!: 54b Gallery, Pilsen Arts District, Chicago, IL.
• Guerilla Truck Show: Morelen Sinoway Gallery, Fulton Market, Chicago, IL.
 Version Festival 10: Infrastructures & Territories, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL.

2009
• The Undercolor, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL.
• South of No North: 3 Artists of Conscience, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL.
• Heartland Graffiti: Writers from the Midwest, Swope Art Museum, Indiana, IN.
• Unusual Suspects, 2612 Space, Chicago, IL.
• Muscle In The Hustle, Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chicago, IL.
• Superhero Complex*, Piccolo, Chicago, IL.

2008
• Site Specific Installation, BK Studios, Chicago, IL.
• 400ml Book & Exhibition, Maison des Metallos, Paris, France
• Graf-Fetish, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
• Framed, 32nd & Urban Gallery, Chicago, IL.
• Indy Windy Love, Indiana University Northwest’s Savannah Gallery, Indiana, IN.
• Neighborhood Mural Project, Bucktown, Chicago, IL.
• Slow Roll*, Piccolo, Chicago, IL.

2007 
• Site Specific Mural, X-IT Store, Chicago, IL.
• Private Art Walk Art Institute of Chicago: Patrons & Collectors, MB Gallery, Chicago, IL.
• 101 Paintings, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL.
• The Insider Art Show: Satellite Show Art Chicago, 154 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL.
• Twenty Years, 1987-2007, Solo Retrospective*, CISA Gallery, Indiana, IN.
• Love is a Four Letter Word, Revolution Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2006 
• The Latchkey Project, 1513 Studio Space, Chicago, IL.
• Sneaker Pimps CHG: Shoe Customs, Congress Theater, Chicago, IL.
• Adventure City Lumpen Times, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL.
• Who Art'd, Lollapalooza Music Festival Grant Park, Chicago, IL.
• You Are Beautiful: City of Chicago Art Letter Project, State Street, Chicago, IL.

2005
• Sneaker Pimps NYC: Shoe Customs, Avalon, New York, NY.

2003 
• Tunnel Vision, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL.
• City Wide Art Benefit, Co-Op Image, Chicago, IL.

1999
• Night of the Round Tables, The Metro, Chicago
, IL.
• Art Expo: Group Show, Corosh Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1998
• Decadence Ball, Mars Gallery, Chicago
, IL.

1997
• Turnstyles Visual Experience, Chopin Theater, Chicago
, IL.

1996
• Chicago Transit Authority Mural Contest, Logan Square, Chicago
, IL.

1995
• Chicago Transit Authority Mural Contest, Logan Square, Chicago
, IL.
• SuperBest Clothing, 432 F Street Clothing Show, San Diego, CA.
• Neighborhood Mural Project, Buena Park, Chicago
, IL.

1994
• Inside Willow Square: Satellite Around The Coyote, Chicago
, IL.
• SuperBest Clothing, Action Sports Retail Show, San Diego, CA.

1993
• MadFam Ltd, 432 F Street Clothing Show, San Diego, CA.

1992
• The Degenerates, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago
, IL.
• Pop Art Show, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL.
• Rapid Enamelists, David Leonardis Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1990
• Neo-Graffiti: Graffiti 1990 & Beyond*, Fun House Gallery, Chicago
, IL.
• Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll, Fun House Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1989
• Keith Haring: Off The Wall Project, Museum of Contemporary Art &
CPS, Chicago, IL.

1986
• Graffiti 86, Axe Street Arena, Chicago
, IL.

Selected Publications

• Risk & Reward: By Lauri Apple, Critic's Choice, The Chicago Reader - 2011
• Pop-Up Gallery: Pop Station Lights Up Downtown, Inside-Booster, Lincoln Park - 2010
• Arts: Undercolor Proves Primer of Life, The Chronicle, Columbia College - 2009
• An Undercolor Operation, By Lauri Apple, The Chicagoist - 2009
• Review: South of No North, Chicago Weekly, Voice of University of Chicago - 2009
• Walls Of Fame: Artist highlights local history, By Jessica Del Curto, Extra News - 2007
• Love & graffiti art merge in Bucktown, Chicago Sun-Times, Weekend Plus - 2007
• Lollapalooza to show artistic side, Chicago Sun-Times, Weekend Plus - 2006
• The Chicago Story: Risk, The Flypaper Magazine - 2003
• Wheel Art: Off The Wall Art, By L.Eskin, Chicago Tribune, In Style - 1992
• Graffiti: The Dirty Word, C the Letter, Chicago Calligraphy Collective - 1991
• Art Facts: Neo-Graffiti by Erik DeBat, aka Risk, By B.McGrath, Chicago Reader - 1990

Radio Interviews

• WBEZ NPR - Artistic License, Is Graffiti Art? Neil Tesser & Victoria Lautman - 1992

Printed Documentation

• History of American Graffiti - 2011, By Roger Gastman & Caleb Neelon
• Tools of Criminal Mischief - 2010, By Roger Gastman
• 400ml - Book of Spray Cans - France 2008, By Gautier Jourdain

Project Clients

• 20th Century Fox, Burger King, Kraft Foods, Motorola,
NikeTown, 7/11, SuperBest, MadFam

Video Documentation
• Risk & Reward: Video Short - 2011
• Current.com: International Meeting of Styles - 2009
• Vimby.com: Spotlight Risk Erik DeBat - 2008
• Artist Documentary: Wesley Willis As Himself - 1994
• Off The Wall: Keith Haring & The Kids - 1989

Grants & Awards
• Chicago Transit Authority Red Line Jarvis Station 2013 - Finalist
• Propeller Fund 2010 - Finalist
• City of Chicago 49th Ward Underpass Mural Project 2010 - Finalist
Print's Design Annual 1996 Show NYC AIGA - Certificate of Design Excellence
Chicago Transit Authority Mural Contest 1995 - Honorable Mention