Mark Ryden's artwork has been featured in Juxapoz lowbrow art magazine. In 2001 he had his debut NY exhibition with the Earl McGrath Gallery. Mark Ryden received a B.F.A. in 1987 from Art Centre in California. Mark Ryden has designed album covers for Michael Jackson, Ringo Starr and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. His paintings are in public and private collections. Metallica's Kirk Hammett commissioned Ryden to paint one of his guitars. In February 2009 Ryden's exhibition "The Snow Yak Show" was shown at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo.