Charles Andrew Boike aka “Wake Up” was born in Detroit and raised in Flint, Michigan. In 2008, he graduated with honors and received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College of Chicago. In 2012, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

An urban street graffiti artist at heart, his gallery work depicts American iconography that resonates within viewers. His work has the flare of pop art with the essence of street graffiti.