The Compound Gallery // Curated by Hi-Fructose Magazine, this special show is an exploration into artists’ interpretations of the legendary mushroom.
VAMPIRES vs. UNICORNS: Floor War is a suspenseful & fast paced card throwing/tile game.
The Crocker Art Museum celebrates genre-bending art magazine's anniversary with show of 'new contemporary' art.
In 2016, Atta began painting and hiding one of a kind original paintings on cardboard in outdoor settings, stores, museums and galleries.
Highlights above, extended timeline below.
Oct 2018: Curator
A Group show curated by Attaboy on behalf of Hi-Fructose, where Atta’s The Cradle of Life premiere, as well as limited edition small works in the gallery vending machine, and a line of transforming Shroombots designed and hand-painted by Attaboy.
2017 : Game Development
A hilariously strange interactive THROWING CARD game with unexpected results, featuring fantastic hand painted tile art by TRAVIS LAMPE and TRAVIS LOUIE. Original concept and design by Jim Dubois with additional design and development by Attaboy. Produced by Atta’s Yumfactory Games.
2016-2018 : Museum Exhibitions
Celebrating genre-bending art magazine’s anniversary with show of ‘new contemporary’ art. A one-of-a-kind exhibition of works by 51 artists who have been prominently featured in the best-selling contemporary art magazine Hi-Fructose. The exhibition was held at Viginia MOCA, and traveled to the Akron Art Museum and the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, CA.
Nov 2016 : Art Projects
In 2016, Atta began painting and hiding one of a kind original paintings on cardboard in outdoor settings, stores, museums and galleries, in order to provide “unexpected wonder “if one just opened their eyes to notice” The Game Of Shrooms reaches, New York, Portland,Oregon, Los Angeles, Ohio, and numerous plantings in the Bay Area. Over 150 of these were painted and if you are lucky, you may find one in your neighborhood today.
2014-2016 : Books
“The Book of Hugs” (published by Last Gasp) is a hardcover guide to awkwardly squeezing people filled with strange and endearing two color drawings and writings by Attaboy. “The Book of Butts” is it’s sort of sequel., which was published by the Yumfactory, and has become a sort of under ground favorite gift for strange peoples.
2013 : Pilot
After another attempt at a Hollywood pilot goes south, Atta decides to film a low budget version of the strange show in his kitchen. The first episode, focused on the “Mommy To Be Doll”, gets featured on the “Wendy Williams Show”, and now has over 3 million views on YouTube. Further forays into this show fell flat, mostly.
Jul 2011 : Books
Written and Illustrated by Attaboy. Featuring many illustrated stories of cactus hugging, monster children, learning to count to one and other subversive lessons for young and all. Published by Immedium. The book was also adapted into a two-night stage performance featuring puppets, gray balloons, and even a song at the Dark Room Theatre in San Francisco.
Aug 2009 : Solo Exhibition
Solo Art Show at 1:AM Gallery in San Francisco: featuring drawings and works on plastic.
Jun 2009 : Solo Exhibition
Solo show by Attaboy featuring drawings, works on plastic and the release of the Winged Shmee figure (sculpted by Danelle Verkant) and an installation of Goobery Plush squeezables.
Jul 2007 : Animated Short
An animated short about a southern girl named Digit moving into her uncle’s factory full of robots and toasters. Created and directed by Attaboy premiers on the Disney Channel’s Short McShorts Program. Animated by Ghostbot.
Jun 2007 : Solo Exhibition
Apr 2007 : Exhibition
A Duo show with Annie Owens and Attaboy at Screen Arts Gallery, St. Augustine, FL. “Delve into the waist deep muckity waters with artists Attaboy and Annie Owens at the Gallery at Screen Arts located in one of America’s oldest and humid cities, St. Augustine, Florida. Children float on by, their houses overcome by the floods as mosquitos and winged insects swarm, sometimes underwater. Grab your gas mask and umbrella, your rusty Schwinn and a can of bug repellent for the oncoming Swarmy Weather.”
Apr 2006 : Solo Exhibition
A solo Show by Attaboy at Mama Buzz Gallery in Oakland, featuring a hundred or so ink wash drawings on torn paper. Photo by Scott Beale.
2005 : Magazine Publishing
Hi-Fructose magazine was founded by Annie Owens-Seifert and Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert and covers and promotes artists and artworks within a recognizable but not easily defined aesthetic.
Jun 2005 : Shows & Licensing
Attaboy does a solo show of spray-paint on plastic works at Kid Robot in San Francisco, participates in Pictoplasma’s character show in Berlin and the custom Munny Show at 111 Minna in San Francisco. A Duo Show with KRK Ryden (artist and frequent DEVO collaborator) featuring blob-centric art, sculptures and banners at the Culture Cache Gallery.
2004 : Festivals
Attaboy published a two volume anthology of independent comics in 2000-2003. This was followed by the I Hate Cartoons Animation Festival which played at galleries like Gallery AD, 21 Grand and Spanganga, as well as the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. It featured indy animators like Bill Plympton, Happy tree friends, Dan the Automator, Nina Paley mixed with Human cartoons like Daniel Browning Smith (The Rubberboy, the Yo-Yo King, live music by composer Nik Phelps and more.
2002-2007 : Toys
A vinyl figure embodiment based on the punctuation mark “*” as part of the first western wave of what people deemed the “Designer Toy” Movement. This was followed by resin sculptures 20 Qwezshuns and The Pound.
Licensed designs by Atta to Kid Robot (dunny figures), Toy 2 R, OX-Op, Rock America, and Later Dudebox. Attaboy illustrations are also licensed by Dark Horse for Stationary and journals, calendars to Tower Records, and art to rock bands like KISS, the Dixie Chicks and Lynard Skynard.
2001 : Solo Exhibition
1998-2005 : Music
Attaboy performs on the Popcorn Anti-theatre Bus Tour and meets Ben Burke. Together, they perform “verbal dismantling” spoken word shows at clubs, junkyards, unlikely pop-up locations, sold out theater shows, comedy clubs and Fringe festivals. The addition of a band a year later featuring Josh P., Bob Waterman, Gus, and Jonah Philips, leads to Attaboy & Burke performing at the great American music Hall, The Bottom of the Hill, many nights at the infamous Odeon Bar, the Seattle Fringe Festival (with their pal the Rubber Boy), Works San Jose, the Madagascar Inst. in NYC and elsewhere.
Atomic Batteries of Power CD. Features the song 1000 Robots. Produced by Chris Daddio and also featured in the indy movie “See this Movie” featuring Seth Myers and John Cho. Video by Chris Odell.
1997-1998 : Gallery Events
Attaboy and his room mate, the toy inventor Aaron Tompkins, transform their apartment into the Papercut Gallery, and the town attends. The one-night events featured mostly the personal work of toy designers like Jenny Harada, Greg Morris and artists who worked at Mirage Studios down the street (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) like Mike Dooney and Eric Talbot, as well as film maker Dave Stuff and more.
1996-2000 : Life
Daniel Seifert graduates from FIT Toy Design Program in NYC and receives award at Radio City Music Hall for Invention. He begins work at Milton Bradley under Phil Grant (Hungry Hungry Hippos) working on plastic action games like the Cootie line and new concepts. Evenings are spent doing spoken word performance poetry at cafes and colleges under the name Attaboy. During this time he released several chap books and a strange coloring book (complete with crayons) called Yum! In 1998, Daniel moves to the Bay Area to work at Oddz-on (Koosh, Bubbles) where he works on bubble toys, Tinker Toys, sports toys for girls, etc.