Justin began playing tennis at the age of 5, inspired by Ivan Lendl. Justin played high school and USTA tennis in Florida, where he just barely achieved a top 100 ranking in the state. He also once lost 3-6, 3-6 to Andy Roddick, when they were both teenagers in the late 90s. Justin remembers Andy as being quite nice with a big serve. He was recruited to play college tennis, but declined in order to go to the Maryland Institute College of Art—he has no regrets about this decision. Now, Justin coaches tennis part-time and teaches art more regularly at Otis College of Art and Design and Antioch University Los Angeles. He is also an artist and will have an exhibition at Pomona College Museum of Art, opening this September. Justin still loves tennis as much as he did when he was 5. All respects to Charles Gaines!
York (b. 1973) is a visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Greene Exhibitions. His work has most recently been exhibited at Armory Center for the Arts, the Milan Art Fair (MIART), and NADA NYC. He is a California Community Foundation (CCF) Visual Artist Fellow (2014). In September he will be presenting a solo project at EXPO CHICAGO. York played tennis competitively as a teen and continues to play competitively with a small network of fellow artists who share an obsession with reliving old glories and repeated readings of David Foster Wallace’s essays on tennis.
Donate on PayPal