Dalek, aka James Marshall, is one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the burgeoning Brooklyn art scene in a long while. This 30 something, artist received a BFA at the art institute of Chicago in 1995, but it seems he takes as much inspiration from street art, graffiti culture and television as he does from his formal education. In his diverse career that spans over a decade Dalek has worked as an assistant to Takashi Murakami, studied art and biology, and exhibited widely. His artwork has been shown at London's Apart Gallery, Alife in New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington DC, to name just a few. Nickel Plated Angels is a comprehensive collection Dalek's drawings, illustrations, graffiti and photographs. It's a stunning first monograph that offers the reader a very personal journey into Dalek's strange world, a challenging place where the Space Monkey reigns supreme.
Dalek and the Space Monkeys got off to a bang in 2005 with the release of his second artist monograph, Dalek: Sonic Order Of Happiness, from R77 Press. The reviews are fantastic: Todd David Schwartz of CBS Radio gave the book his highest rating, calling Dalek's Space Monkeys "wonderful" and "a delight to behold." He worked with Nike Hong Kong, Adidas Germany, Converse USA, MTV Latin America, and a Nike and Kid Robot project with Barneys. He also worked with Yo Yo Mart, a high-end children's store in New York.
Nationally, Dalek showed in 2005 at the McCaig-Welles, Clementine, and Jonathan Levine Galleries in NYC, Art Prostitute Gallery in Dallas TX, Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles, and the 222 Gallery in Philadelphia. Internationally, he showed at Magda Danysz in Paris and Le Gallery in Toronto. He was featured in the Washington Post, City Magazine, Elemental, Paper, V, Playtimes, and WAD.