Galo "MakeOne" Canote was born in the sunny city of Angels and since of early age, was heavily involved with art. During the early 1980’s, his interest in art took a different direction. Influenced by the great Hip-Hop movement, he dropped his commercial art classes and became interested in graffiti art. By 1984-85, he rose to popularity under graffiti pseudo names MAKE and TIME. His name was seen throughout LA from the infamous Belmont Tunnel to the historical Pan Pacific Theatre to the internationally known book Spray Can Art. He played a significant role in the Save The Radio-Tron movement that inspired the movie Electric Boogaloo, the sequel to 1984’s BREAKIN’. He was also instrumental in catapulting the Hip-hop scene in LA along side the Radio-Tron. He co-founded, with long time friends SINE and DOC43, LA’s very own and legendary graffiti crew, Second To None (STN). Galo became a major influence during the great graffiti movement from New York to Los Angeles, as featured in the book, VIBE The History of Hip-Hop. Self proclaimed as LA's Graffiti Pioneer, he helped launch and establish the current graffiti/urban-art scene, becoming one of LA’s legendary-old-school-graffiti/street-artists.

In 1986, Galo left to Guadalajara, Mexico for two years and worked as a quality controller for Industrias Graficas Occidente, a business that manufactured inks for sacks and burlaps. During his stay in Mexico, he allied with the club owner of one of Guadalajara’s hot spots called Recorcholis, to help promote and re-introduce Hip-Hop to the Mexican club scene after its short-lived breakin’ trend. He also introduced graffiti art to some local kids in the neighbohood he worked in called, Colonia del Fresno. Taking those kids under his wing, he taught them the ins-and-outs of graff and encouraged them to pratice and master the art form of lettering. Soon Galo had a small group of writers and eventually pioneered the graffiti art movement in Guadalajara. Today it is said the graffiti art form in Guadalajara emerged from a small neighborhood called Colonia del Fresno, by a writer, who came from the states years ago.

A few years after his return to Los Angeles, in 1993, he partnered with a friend to open Superb Image, a copy service catering to the legal industry. The shop closed in 1996, due to lack of full-time dedication to the business. Shortly thereafter, as Galo’s faith matured, he became heavily involved in community developments and outreaches. He also became very involved with youth programs, working with troubled youths and other youth groups from various churches. He also traveled throughout LA as a motivational speaker and toured a small musical skit that he wrote, starred in and directed.

After neglecting his art for years his love and passion for art was re-kindled and Galo decided to take his art and projects more seriously. Since then, Galo has successfully authored, curated and promoted art shows, written and directed plays, organized art projects such as murals, organized community outreaches, fundraisers and church projects through grass-root methods and guerilla street team tactics. He collaborated to promote and organize The Extreme Tour, an annual nationwide tour that consists of over 30, both local and established, bands.

To this day, Galo stays busy exhibiting and freelancing his artwork, organizing and curating art shows. Galo has also ventured into the clothing and fashion industry by establishing his own line and label called Sanctus Clothing, a silk-screened clothing line that caters to the Christian underground and skateboarding scene. Galo and Sanctus Clothing currently sponsors events and established bands such as Dogwood, BIND, Shop 11 Phoenix, and occasionally Garaje and Roca Firme.

More recently Galo has been painting live at events and concerts - a performance he's titled "live performance painting" - which he paints live to the beats and rythyms of atmospheric music to entertain the audience while he executes his paintings.

If not busy working, Galo spends most of his spare time hanging-out with close friends, painting, piecing, playing PS2, coffee-shop hopping, watching movies or at his home church in North Hollywood on Wednesday and Sundays.


Downtown Art Walk - 1990
Open Studio Show - 1990 & 1991
DADA - 1994 & 1995
900 East Gallery - 1994
LOSTv2 - Crewest Gallery - 2002
FRESH - Rock Rose Gallery - 2002
CHE’ Y-QUE - Guest Curator - Self Help Graphics - 2003
Graff Los Angeles Exhibit and Convention - Q-Topia - 2003
The Big Art Cocktail/Flip The Script - 18th Street Art Complex - 2003
The Profit: the Death and Betrayal of Christ - Author and Curator - Bluebird Art House – 2004
Urban Threads LA/Fashion Show - Consultant - 2004
Graffite - Crewest Gallery - 2004
Undocumented Ground: L.A. Photographic Visionaries - Crewest Gallery 2004
Atwater Installation – Kaldi Cofee Shop – 2005
LOSTv3 – 33 1/3 Gallery and Books – 2005
TRASHed – The Lab 101 – 2005
Coachella - 2005


Designed Cover and layout for Jr. High School Year Book - 1984
Thomas Starr King Jr. High School - campus mural 1984
Mac Arthur Park Band Shell/Otis Parsons - 1984 & 1985
Save The Radio-Tron Production - 1985 +inspired the movie Electric Boogaloo’
Colors - 1985 graffiti art background
Joey Lawrence “Nothing Your Love Can’t Fix” video - 1987
Papeleria - Mural for store front - 1987 Guadalajara, Mexico
Chestel - mural for hair salon - 1987 Guadalajara, Mexico
Recorcholis – graffiti mural for club - 1987 Guadalajara, Mexico
Adriana’s Creations – store front - 1989
Rockin’ mural production - 1991
Smokey’s Smoke Shop - 1991
Hearts on Fire - church mural - 1992
Radio-Tron - re-opening of the Radio-Tron - Artwork - 1994
Rockin’ anniversary mural production - 2001
Dickie’s Girl Mural - 2003
Cover Design - Fluxion Magazine - 2004
Back Cover Design - HM Magazine – 2004
Graffiti artwork for comic - Blokhedz Comic – 2005
Illustration – B.Informed Magazine - 2005


Spray Can Art - 1985
Bombing LA - 1985
Eye on LA - Graffiti art at Pan Pacific - 1985
AL P Scott Photography - 1986
LOST issue 8 - 2002 - Forgotten Graffiti Legends
Guerrilla One - 2002
Beautiful Decay - 2003
Radio-Tron “Old School Legends” Tribute - 2003
50mm Los Angeles - 2004
LA Conexion - MUN2TV - 2004
The Roof - MUN2TV – 2004
RIME Magazine - 2004
Undocumented Ground: L.A. Photographic Visionaries - The Book - 2004
BORED ZINE - Graffiti 101 with MAKE ONE ˆ 2004
Whittier Daily – 2004
LA Times – 2004
El Inter - 2004 Guadalajara
Elemental Magazine - 2005
B.Informed Magazine - 2005
Urban City Magazine – 2005
Latination TV - 2005
El Informador – Guadalajara, Mexico - 2005


CULTURA - NIKE BluHouse - 2004 - Live Painting
Hip-Hop vs Rock - 2005
Festival Bajo El Sol - 2005
OC Fair - 2005
X-Games 11 - 2005
Sangre Y Fuego Fest – Guadalajara Mexico - 2005


Smudge magazine - 2004
LIT magazine - 2004
B.Informed magazine - 2005
Elemental magazine - 2005
LOST11 - 2005


NIKE writer
Golden Voice
Dickies Girl


Justine Bateman (LA)
David Dowd – Division East (NJ)
Atwater Brewing Company (LA)
Amanda Wells - ESPN (LA)
Popkiller - (LA)
Routes - (LA)