Jess Riegel has been on a quest for excellence for 73 generations as the ever
reincarnating master Duke Del Gato. You may remember him as Aristotle,
Michaelangelo, and James Dean. He holds alliances with the 7 northern
quadrants of the milky way galaxy and is an ambassador for the 4 southern
quadrants and is ceaselessly working on the 3 uncharted quadrants of the
milky way. His preferred method of travel is by cloud, but to blend in with
mortals he rides wheel bearing vehicles, such as unicycles and roller blades.
He packs a mean bass line for any party and specializes in nasty hip hop beats.
When he's not shredding out the inner musings of his soul on a bass guitar
he can be found snuggling with his kitten, and being a great friend to many
beautiful ladies. The ladies love the ever reincarnating master Duke Del Gato,
also known as Jess Riegel.
Jess Riegel holds a B.A. in Painting from the College of Creative Studies,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
1st Place, "Invisible Harleys
" Harley-Davidson & UCSB Film Dept. Competition. 2007
1st Place, "Unicycle Dreams
" Tower of Youth 8th Annual Digital Teen Reel, Sacramento, CA. 2004
Viewers Choice Award, "Salad She Rides" — Green Shorts Film Festival, Santa Barbara, 2012
Viewers Choice Award, "Eat Local Man" — Green Shorts Film Festival, Santa Barbara, 2011
Selected Film, "Trials Course Love 99"
— Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, 2006
Solo Art Exhibitions:
2012 “Funk, Soul, Jazz!” 19 Blue, Santa Barbara, CA
2011 “Paint & Pen” Jitters, Santa Barbara, CA.
2009 “Graduating Senior Show” CCS Gallery, UCSB
2008 “Animation!” CCS Gallery, UCSB
5th Place, "Expert Mountain Unicycling Overall
", Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008.