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Spotlight: Angelica Russell

Spotlight: Angelica Russell

Her given name is Angelica Russell, but most people that know her, know her as Jelly! Jelly graduated with a BFA in 2D Animation from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in December 2021. After a few months of working, and then a month long trek across Europe, Jelly moved to Los Angeles with her boyfriend and angry cat Razzle to pursue a career in the wonderful world of animation. Her work has been featured on Warner Brothers "Animaniacs," Dreamworks TV "Harvey Stret Kids," and Nickelodeon "Shimmer and Shine." Check her on Instagram here! A Q&A with Angelica about...

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Spotlight: Sona Mirzaei

Spotlight: Sona Mirzaei

Sona Mirzaei is a multi-disciplinary artist from LA, whose body of work includes paintings, collage, public art, sculptures, street murals and performance art. Her work has been widely exhibited in multiple galleries throughout California, at Art Basel in Miami, Saatchi Gallery in London, Dubai, Europe and more. Sona's approach to art is culturally rich, bold, daring, while evoking a gentleness. She achieves great depth and contrast with use of her brush work, creating paintings with dynamic layers and texture, manifesting dimensions, liveliness and joy. She believes that "art and color create energy that provokes an emotional reaction that is meaningful...

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Spotlight: Montana Mills

Spotlight: Montana Mills

Montana Mills runs Modern Multiples, a fine art printmaking studio. He's dedicated to the realization of the collective vision between artist, publisher and printer. Each production is unique in its progression through the different levels of involvement between the artist and publisher - from color separations to stencil-making and color mixing, Montana and his team are actively involved in the creation of art. Follow along on Instagram for a peek into his process. A Q&A with Montana about the Viva LA Experience How has living in LA influenced your artistic style and the way in which you express yourself?  Has...

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Spotlight: Meghan Hall (Street Artist Name: "M.")

Spotlight: Meghan Hall (Street Artist Name: "M.")

Androgyny: the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics and gender ambiguity play an important role in Meghan Hall's (Street Art Name: "M.") identity and art. Featured in galleries, on buildings, as well as various merchandise, M.'s bold lines and mashup figure drawings are becoming an urban fixture and have been getting the attention of many, including notable figures in the art world and celebrities. M. is self-taught and has become an internationally acclaimed street/pop-noir artist of the generation that emerged in the wake of the influence of Keith Haring, RETNA, OBEY, Banksy, Frida, Invader and Basquiat. Explore M's world on Instagram!...

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Viva LA in the News!    LA Downtown News Feature

Viva LA in the News! LA Downtown News Feature

Famed LA artist Andre Miripolsky, creator of "No Fear Art" and Absolut Vodka ad art, and Christian Mitman, a successful serial entrepreneur, want the phrase "Viva LA" to become as widely known and ubiquitous as New York's "I Heart New York."
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