I'm Eric Karbeling, a Honolulu, HI-based artist focused on transforming environments through painting murals in my style of improvisational forms (aka squiggles) to craft colorful hypnotic imagery.
The goal of my work is to evoke a sense of joy, calm, and balance amidst chaos inviting the viewer to get lost in and find inspiration in the way the imagery comes together while forging a stronger connection with the place of the work, just as I do while creating it.
With a background working as a UI/UX designer where everything is created within constraints to achieve a specific goal, my artwork was born as an unrestrained response with the sole goal of getting lost in creating something for pure enjoyment.
Whether I am working on a large-scale public mural or a smaller, more intimate piece, my goal is always to create something that brings a sense of wonder and escape, a place where people can get out of their heads and simply enjoy the beauty of the art and where they are.
I have created art and painted murals for organizations around the US including schools, mural festivals, music festivals, professional sports teams, private clients, and charity/community projects. All stemming from the first mural I painted in my own apartment. (Scroll down on this page for a full list of projects).
I'm always open to doing commissions, collaborations, & community projects, so get in touch and let's make something beautiful, together!
Some of the organizations I've worked with
"Artist brings colorful makeover to Gaithersburg skate park"
"Local Artist Gives Gaithersburg Skate Park Makeover With Mural"
"Gaithersburg High School graduate gives back to the community by painting mural"
"New Mural at Gaithersburg Skate Park"
"Artist Brings Outdoor Mural to His Former Elementary School"
"A Miami-Based Muralist Brings His Unique Style to the Streets of Eureka"
"8 murals to be added to downtown Springfield during MIDXMIDWST festival next month"
"This Weekend in Dallas: Wild West Mural Fest"
"This N.J. city just got a lot more colorful with 50 murals in public spaces"
Selected Public Murals, Projects, & Exhibitions
Mural / Noisy Waters Mural Festival / Bellingham, WA
Mural / Corpus Christi Mural Fest / "Where the Music Meets the Bay" / Corpus Christi, TX
Mural / Hawai’i Walls (formerly POW! WOW!) / "'I'iwi & O'hia" / Honolulu, HI
Group Exhibition / Year of the Rabbit / Mori / Honolulu, HI
Mural / Overlay Festival (formerly MXMW) / "Sunflower Field" / Springfield, MO
Group Exhibition / Skateboard Art Show / The Gallery Waikiki / Waikiki, HI
Group Exhibition / Metavision @ K11 Musea / Hong Kong
Group Exhibition / NFTNYC / Time Square, NYC
Mural / Hope Murals / Juvenile Detention Center / "Always Reaching" / Miami, FL
Mural / aWall Mural Projects / Dunbar Elementary / "Crayons Mural" / Miami, FL
Mural / Paint Memphis Festival / "Holding Hands" / Memphis, TN
Mural / Plaza Walls Festival / "Iguana" / Oklahoma City, OK
Mural / SpraySeeMO / ShelterKC / "Giant Corn" / Kansas CIty, MO
Mural / Alexander Elementary School / "Happy Falcon" / Iowa CIty, IA
Mural / Bishop Skatepark / Collab with Lurk & Destroy / Detroit, MI
Mural / Titan Walls Festival / Altitude Trampoline / "Flying Flamingo" / Chicago, IL
Mural / SpraySeeLA / Marvin Elementary / "Paper Plane" / Los Angeles, LA
Mural / Jersey City Mural Festival / "Giant Wave" / Jersey City, NJ
Mural / Gaithersburg Parks Dept / Skatepark Mural / Gaithersburg, MD
Group Museum Exhibition / POW! WOW!/Thinkspace / Bishop Museum Exhibition / Honolulu, HI
Mural / "Welcome to Wahiawa" / Collab with Jack Soren & Mark Devour / Wahiawa, HI
Mural / Laytonsville Elementary / "Bulldog Skateboarding" / Laytonsville, MD
Mural / Burning Bridges Mural Festival "Battlestar Cadalliactica" / Chattanooga, TN
Mural / Virginia Shuman Young Elementary / "Peacock" / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mural / South Miami Senior High School / "Sunflower" / Miami, FL
Curator & Live Mural / Hialeah Art on Palm / "Chicken" / Hialeah, FL
Live Mural / GroundUP Festival / "Conch Shell" / Miami Beach, FL
Mural / Lincoln’s Beard Brewery / "Happy Snake" / Miami, FL
Mural / University of Miami / "DJ Sebastian" / Coral Gables, FL
Murals (2) / Zoo Miami / "Amazon & Beyond Installation" / Miami, FL
Illustration / Red Rocks Amphitheatre / 2020 Poster Contest Winner / Morrison, CO
Mural / aWall Mural Projects / JMS Middle School / Paladin Mural / Miami, FL
Mural / Hulaween Music Festival / Multiple Installations / Live Oak, FL
Mural / Wild West Mural Fest / "Longhorn Skull" / Dallas, TX
Mural / MyPhotos.com / "Camera" / Boca Raton, FL
Mural / HuHotel / Abstract Collab with Riff Raff Giraffee, Sarah Painter, & Cosby Hayes / Memphis, TN
Mural / Paint Memphis Festival / "Blues Mic" / Memphis, TN
Mural / Art for Abaco / "Angle Fish" / Ft. Pierce, FL
Mural / SpraySeeMO / The Roastery / "Giant Squid" / Kansas City, MO
Mural / Crush Walls Festival / "Turtle" collabroation with RumTum / Denver, CO
Mural / Eureka Street Art Festival / Humboldt Bay Fire Department / "Fire Fighter" / Eureka, CA
Mural / Santee Public Gallery / "Heart" / Los Angeles, CA
Mural / Governor’s Ball Music Festival / "Liberty" / New York, NY
Curator & Live Muralist / Hialeah Art on Palm / "Flamingo" / Hialeah, FL
Mural / Tampa Bay Fresh Fest / "Saturn" / Tampa, FL
Live Mural / GroundUP Festival / "Snarky Puppy" / Miami Beach, FL
Mural / "Iguana" / Wynwood/Miami, FL
Mural / Meeting of the Styles / "Snake" / Wynwood/Miami, FL
Mural / aWall Mural Projects / Santa Clara Elementary / "Space" / Miami, FL
Mural / Miami Marlins / "Cafetera Wave" / Miami, FL
Mural / Scion Surf Camp / Abstract / Ahangama, Sri Lanka
Mural / Paint Memphis Festival / "Guitar" / Memphis, TN
Mural / SpraySeeMO / "Taking Flight" / Kansas City, MO
Mural / "Painted House" / Miami, FL
Mural / "Black Hole" / Miami, FL
Mural / EcoTech Visions "Parrot Fish" / EcoTech Visions / Miami, FL
Speaking Engagement / Adobe Creative Jam / Miami Beach, FL
Public Art Piano / Sign for Hope / New York, NY
Mural / Burning Bridges Mural Festival / "Woman" / Chattanooga, TN
Mural / 16+ Vote / "Bald Eagle" / Miami, FL
Group Exhibition / University of Miami / Coral Gables, FL
Public Mural - Abandoned Boat | Miami, FL
Street Art Installations / "Look It’s A Sign" / FL, NY, CO, TX
Mural / "Lion" / Wynwood/Miami, FL
Mural / aWall Mural Festival / "Skull" / Miami, FL
Mural / Lincoln’s Beard Brewery / The Union Wall / Miami, FL
Mural / Open Canvas Project / "Portal" / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mural / Kona Skatepark / Abstract / Jacksonville, FL
Live Painting / Miami Heat / Miami, FL
Installation / GroundUP Music / "Palm Tree Bases" / Miami, FL
Installation / Miami Biscayne Green / Public Art Competition Winner / Miami, FL
Group Exhibition / National Poster Retrospecticus / Miami, FL
Mural / Youth Complex Gallery / Detention Center / West Palm Beach, FL
Mural / The Good Wall / Little Havana / Miami, FL
Mural / My Apartment / Miami, FL