13″ x 13″ x 2″ (shadow box or “Pop up Painting”), Acrylic, Pencil and Gold Leaf on Masonite, Repurposed Frame
Inspired by the tale of Snow White & Rose Red
Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery, “Twice – Told Tales”, from January 25th to February 28th, 2014
Miss Mindy creates in her home studio in Eagle Rock, CA., with her artist husband Rick O’Brien (Ahab’s Shipyard), and their bi-lingual circus dog ‘Radio.’
‘Cartoon Folk’ is how she describes her artwork, which ranges from fluid ink work to hand-crafted, dimensional ‘Pop UP’ paintings. Most recently, she has gained notoriety for her custom Vinylmations and one of a kind Sculptures.
Born into a family of artists and designers, Miss Mindy was always surrounded by creativity. Her biggest inspiration was her grandmother Mary, who worked as an ink and paint girl at Disney in the 1930’s, wore bright red lipstick and tiny little polyester suits.
Miss Mindy has been a prolific professional artist for years, from animation design to painting commissions for private collectors around the world. She’s written & directed her own cartoon with Nickelodeon Animation and designed for studios like Warner Brothers & Wildbrain Animation. She has also written and illustrated two books with Baby Tattoo Books Publishing, and original vinyl toys with Mindstyle & coming soon, with October toys.
Press: Juxtapoz, Pop!, LA Times, Channel 4 News, Disney WDW & DL online, Boing Boing, Daily Du Jour, USA today, Art Scene LA… and many more.
~ Wonderground Gallery & DStreet Disney – Solo Fine Art Exhibition & Artist In Residence ~ D23 – One of a kind ‘Wonderland Chess Set’ exhibition in Disney’s Dream store / *Created with Ahab’s Shipyard ~ Pop Gallery, Santa Fe – “Pop Femme” annual group show & benefit ~ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland – Artist Sisters & friends – “Through The Looking Glass” /NOV-DEC
~ Wonderground Gallery & DStreet Disney – Solo Fine Art Exhibition & Artist In Residence ~ Wonderground Gallery : Downtown Disney- Grand Opening Celebration Show ~ WWA Gallery – Culver City / ‘About Face’ / group show / JAN ~ Stranger Factory Gallery – ABQ New Mexico / ‘Sisters Solo Show : Circus Folke’ /FEB ~ Strychnin Gallery – Germany / ‘New English’ / March ~ ARTFEST – chosen to teach drawing and painting for renowned art retreat in Seattle. / Mar. ~ WWA Gallery – Culver City / ‘Gag me with a Toon’ /*group show group show curated by Steven Daily ~ Toy Art Gallery – Melrose, Hollywood / ‘Bellicosity’ *group show group show curated by Nathan Hamil ~ Pop Folk Quartet- Whittier, CA / Artist Sisters w/ Joel Nakamura & artist Annette ~ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland – Artist Sisters annual holiday Art show /NOV-DEC
~ Screaming Sky Gallery – Oregon / ‘Sugar & Spice’ – group show / OC ~ La Luz De Jesus – Hollywood / 25th Anniversary group show / SEPT ~ Strychnin Gallery – Germany / ‘Etiquette show’ & breast cancer benefit / AUG ~ WWA Gallery ‘Rayola’ / group show / JULY ~ D Street, Downtown Disney® District /Custom Pirate Vinyl signing / MAY ~ Gallery 1988 – Hollywood / “Inle” group exhibition curated by Greg ‘Crayola’ Simkins ~ Pop Gallery, Santa Fe – “Pop Femme” annual group show & AIDS benefit ~ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland – Artist Sisters annual holiday Art & gift show /NOV-DEC
WWA Gallery, culver city – “Trappings” co-curated with sister CJ Metzger · Pop Gallery, Santa Fe – “Pop Femme” annual group show & AIDS benefit · Giant Robot 2 – “The Monster within” with artist Buff Monster. · Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland Oregon – “Naked Tea Party” solo inkwork exhibition · WWA Gallery- “Pie in the Sky” Solo sister’s show with CJ Metzger · Arroyo Arts Collective open studio tour – featured artist · Copro Nason “Bon Appetite” curated by Nouar · Leanna Lin’s Wonderland – “Heart on our Sleeve” boutique exhibition
La Luz de Jesus Gallery – featured artist – “Painted Ladies” · POP Gallery, Santa fe – featured artist · Pasadena Designer Con – featured artist · Featured ‘Baby Tattooville’ Artist · Avenue 50 Gallery / NELA / group exhibition ~ Nickelodeon Animation artist
~ Nickelodeon Animation artist ~ The Hive Gallery – Featured Artist, with sister CJ Metzger ~ Gallery Revisited – Group exhibition
- Subtext – San Diego, CA – “Kokeshi Show” / group show / NOV
- Carmichael Gallery –“ Delirium Tremens” / group show/ OCT
San Diego Comic and Popular Arts Convention – Booth Exhibition w/sister CJ Metzger
- The Wind-up Gallery – Arizona / “unFOURgetable”, w/ CJ Metzger, Lesley Reppeteaux & Shaunna Peterson – AUG
- American Electric Tattoo – group show, MAY
- Gallery Revisited – “Secret Lives of Dolls” /Artist Sisters Solo Show/ March
- The Hive Gallery – New Years Group Exhibition
- Nucleus Gallery – “After These Messages” / group exhibition and window installation –
- Storyopolis – Exhibition of book artwork / year round