Hi, I’m Max! I was Born in Los Angeles in 1991 to author, Claire LaZebnik, and sitcom writer, Rob LaZebnik. Throughout my life, I’ve always wanted to find ways to entertain myself and found drawing and art as a desirable passion. My interest in art started when I was 3 years old, habitually drawing with crayons and playing with felt colored puzzle pieces and letters. I took my first drawing and art classes when I was seven years old. When I was 13 in 2004, the internet had become a huge phenomenon, and since then, always wanted to become part of that. I continued taking art and fine drawing classes when I was in high school, and also started teaching myself basic Web Design. I graduated from New Roads High School in Santa Monica, CA in 2010. I then decided to embark on an ambitious voyage to college by moving over 3000 miles away to Champlain College in the scenic, but snowy Vermont. I originally intended to major in Web Development when I came to Champlain. However, I decided to switch to a Graphic Design major. I graduated college in 2014 and started working as a freelance web designer for the first couple years out of college.
However, I found my true passion was in visual art, having practiced art and taking lessons since I was a young child. In 2016, while still in the middle of my web career, I decided to start my own line of art on the side. I found a new surrealist pop-art style I instantly fell in love with. At the end of 2016, I decided to make posting art a tradition and set up social media pages for Surrebral. This happened shortly after Donald Trump was elected president and many Americans and I needed a distraction. And I feel that’s partly what keeps Surrebral going. As a result, in February 2017, I built the surrebral.com website to include my work of art for the public to see. In January 2019, I built a new, more sophisticated version of the website.
In June 2019, I released my first Op-Ed for Newsweek Magazine. While still working on my art, I decided to once again focus more on writing, blogging, and standing up for Autism. I have decided to create a special Max LaZebnik website to combine my art and my other work, as well as have a special blog to express my opinions!