About The Speaker
J. Vargas a world recognised body painter, photographer and sfx artist. This versatile artist has been awarded more than a dozen times in different categories in the art of makeup and photography. His photographs are a remarkable reflection of his passion for the arts. His Bodypaint work have been showcased on the runways of Jean Paul Gaultier in Vienna and has worked with top designers around the globe for Fashion week NY and FW Miami. His latest body paint work has been featured for a few TV series in SyFy Network and Skin Wars. Among other accomplishments, Vargas’s fine art has been exhibited at the White House , Museo de Bellas Artes in Venezuela, and countless art galleries. His world famous “ pinups and world cup” calendars made him “The best body painter in the world” - AP.- Deemed the “new master of pin-up art” by Good Morning America, renowned body paint artist and photographer VARGAS has been awarded more than a dozen First Place trophies, while earning two scholarships, from Jersey City State College and Pratt Institute. He has also shared his innovative skills as a Professor of the Arts in Hudson County schools and seminars in Beijing, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Santo Domingo, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Austria, Rome, Paris, Japan, Korea, London and many cities in the USA. As a featured artist at galleries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, VARGAS was invited to show his works at the Museum of Bellas Artes in Venezuela, and to paint for Jean Paul Gautier at the Life Ball Fashion Show in Vienna. In 1989, he opened his own Photography and advertising studio, servicing major motion picture projects and photographing models and celebrities for countless publications. His first renowned Calendar project featured 12 female models with painted body uniforms in the World Cup Soccer, photographed a 12-month calendar production “Great Places To Visit in the World.” And body painted a “Pin-Ups” calendar. Among his accomplishments, VARGAS has been featured in the White House Rotunda, countless runway fashion shows (such as the Waldorf Astoria during New York’s Fashion Week and the Colombia Fashion Show), invited to be part of the team for Sports Illustrated, also featured Good Morning America, MTV and Telemundo; He was a judge for skin wars sify, body painted for promo reel Naked Vegas, Skinwars and body painted promotional material for m&m's, Presidente, Playboy.. Designer of the first body painting brushes, body buki brushes, Kabi Brushes and Glem Pro light ring. Presently owns Vargas Beauty and Arts Academy, Vargas Photography Studio and a makeup and fx store in West New York NJ.