Faris McReynolds is a Los Angeles-based artist and musician. His paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions around the world and have been featured in Details, Art Papers, Flash Art Magazine, Tema Celeste, and ArtWeek. McReynolds grew up in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, the son of an Indian-American mother and American father. He spent his childhood between Texas and Bombay, and appeared in the 1985 Bollywood movie Shahadat when he was eight. From 1990-1998, he played bass guitar in Dallas based skate-punk band Family Values. During that time, they toured the American Southwest. He started publicly showing his paintings in 1998, and in 2000, he received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.