mimi’s art commands the audience’s attention, and it is immediately unforgettable.
whether with smeared passionate charcoal lines or untamed but intentional brush strokes, mimi will captivate you. with her art she will allure you to dream and journey into her stormy in-between space and time. she paints with acrylic predominantly but her true medium is her own emotion of the moment.
mimi studied illustration at otis/parsons, art center college of design, and earned a bfa in graphic design from california state university, long beach.
as a freelance graphic designer, she’s designed ads that ran regularly in consummer publications such as vibe, car audio, hustler, and many more. she’s won several design awards and has been featured in art/design publications including How, bluecanvas, juxtapoz online, and other art/illustration books. she started to paint for herself in 2007 and has exhibited nationally and internationally since.
she is also a successful mentor at artis art academy, an art school for youth that she’s founded 10 years ago. mimi states that her biggest career trophy is the strong personal relationships she’s built with her current and past portfolio prep high school students who have moved on to prestigeous art colleges here in the US and abroad.
mimi lives in OC with her loving family and 17 goldfishes. she paints addictively and is the bluecanvas’ event curator.
and she loves rain.
one mermaid (work in progress) 66" square
fallen angels (finished and still on the floor) 7ft x 15ft