Panda Island by Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Acrylic on Maple, 10″ x 10″
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Being A Panda from May 6th to 31st, 2017
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- 3rd Year Anniversary Show from December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015
- Flower Pepper Gallery Booth at Designer Con 2014, November 8th & 9th, 2014
- Pandamonium from June 7th to 27th, 2014
- Twice – Told Tales from January 25th to February 28th, 2014
Artist Biography & Statement:
In 1992, the year after I graduated NYU Film School, I met my husband, Ed Mironiuk (aka GH-05-T). Eleven months later we started our own company, Cha-Pow! digital ink and paint, coloring animation for Coke commercials, Cartoon Network pilots and Saturday Night Live, to name a few.
In late 2005, as a hobby, I started Cuddly Rigor Mortis LLC, hand making plush dolls of my own creation. I had never sewn anything before in my life. I was lucky enough to have been included in gallery shows (Gallery 1988, Rivet Gallery, etc) and magazines and fans found me from all over the world.
But after 3 and a half years of sewing the same patterns over and over again in my spare time, I felt the need to expand my set of characters. I decided to put away my sewing machine and pick up a paintbrush. I had taught myself how to paint when I was eleven and it’s been a constant calling. No longer limited by the constraints of plush design, the range of Cuddly characters quickly grew to include food, real and imaginary animals, and charming botanicals. Again, I consider myself lucky that my paintings have been featured on top design and food blogs like Moco Loco, Super Punch and Eat Me Daily and exhibited in shows from artKitchen in Amsterdam to Gallery Nucleus in California to La Gaîté Lyrique museum in Paris.
Although my work has evolved from cute/horror to cute/creepy to just plain cute, the core of what Cuddly is stays the same.
About Panda Island by Cuddly Rigor Mortis:
“Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ painting Panda Island, is a delightful escape into a little world of lush green grass and fluffy clouds where we find an adorable panda tucked away safely in a sanctuary of bamboo. This delightful little panda is consistent with Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ profound ability to create masterfully rendered characters that are full of personality and charm.” – Written by Emiko Woods for the Press Release of Being a Panda
Artist Website: http://www.cuddlyrigormortis.com/