Tuesday, April 20, 2010

As Lost Ends, Creators Explain How They Did It, What

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's a busy week for Misha.

Friday December 11th is the opening of "Paper Pushers 2009" at Gallery 1988 S.F. 1173 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94109. Misha has 12 drawings in the show.

On Tuesday December 15th Misha will be part of The LOST Underground Art Project at Gallery 1988 L.A.
Midfew Arts and DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com are proud to announce the LOST Underground Art Project, an art show at Gallery1988:LA celebrating one of the greatest television programs of all-time. This event will mark the first time that all 16 prints will be seen in one room! In
addition to the prints, over 20 artists will be creating original, LOST-inspired paintings and sculptures (all available for purchase!) to commemorate the event.

And yes the painting Paul Sheer holds up in the video is Misha's!

This show will be huge!

and the creators of LOST are attending the event. This night will also have MANY surprises.You might want to line up early for this one!
And Finally!!!
On Wednesday December 16th the ..
April Flores Love Toy Art Show Returns to LA!
For ONE NIGHT ONLY At the Antebellum Gallery 1643 N Las Palmas Ave. Hollywood CA. 90027
Misha was on of the original 8 artist who's creation debuted this past May in Hollywood. it has rapidly grown to an astounding20 pieces. In September the
San Francisco show added another 4 pieces and in October, Eden Fantasys
debuted 8 incredible new pieces – 4 from NYC artists and 4 from Philly artists.

This is a unique, one-night-only exhibit featuring limited edition
artist renditions of leading Big Beautiful Women (BBW) star April
Flores’ Voluptuous CyberSkin Love Toy. Twenty, world-renown artists
have designing one-of-a-kind creations, using plaster molds of the
April Flores toy as their canvas. Participating artists include Coop,
George Pitts, KozynDan, Erika Keck, Molly Crabapple, Mo Moussa, Eli Livingston, Small Paul, Jim Mahfood, Eric Eaton, Misha, Kime Buzzelli, Carlos Batts, Zak Smith, Dr. Carol Queen / Robert Lawrence, Brian Donnelly, Stephen Kasner, Axis, JoKa, and Joy Lessposh.

We hope to see you at any of these events!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I was interviewed by G4 for Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult show.

I was interviewed once again for Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult show.
My interview starts at the 5:45 mark and sums up the show nicely.

Video Game - E3 2009 - Videos

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I just released a new Print!

Our Lady of the Arcade

6.25" x 8" Image

8" x 10" Paper

Limited Edition of 50 prints

Signed and Numbered by Misha


Please go to My SHOP Page to Purchase.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I was Interviewed by G4's 'Attack of the Show' for Gallery 1988's Idiot Box Art Show, an art show totally devoted to pieces inspired by everyone's favorite form of distraction, television. Dozens of artists contributed works influenced by iconic TV shows like Lost, Alf and Twin Peaks.

My interview starts at the 4:30 mark.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Seamus Venus painting in "17 Again" preview

The trailer for the upcoming Matthew Perry/Zac Efron/Leslie Mann movie "17 Again" reveals a pretty cool painting in the background, albeit fuzzy. It's My Metroid-themed "Seamus Venus," in Reno 911! favorite Thomas Lennon's house!!!
Check out the screen captures:

I'm hoping you'll see it better in the film, as well as many other Gallery 1988 familiar pieces, since I think they may make up most the walls in the Lennon character's house. Check out the movie when it comes out April 17th!
Here's what Seamus Venus looks like:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Press for Crazy for Cult 2008

Interviewed By Blair Butler for G4

Misha next to her sold piece with Blair.

Geek Out: Gallery 1988 'Toys' Show interview with Blair Butler for G4.
Some of the top artists in the country do work influenced by their love of toys.
Misha's interview starts at the 2:42 time.

A Print of Misha's "Donkey Kong's Last Supper" was bought by Christina Aguilera and was featured in the February 25th issue of People Magazine.

"Under The Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee" January 2008

Misha with Stan Lee in front of her painting "The Creation of She-Hulk"

Interviewed by Blair Butler for G4:

NIKKI HILTON Bought One of Misha's Pieces!!!

Check out this really great paparazzi picture of Nicky Hilton moving into her new house carrying Misha's "Mario Tea Party" piece she picked up from G1988.

CRAZY for CULT 2007 Press
Blair Butler geeks out about Misha and Crazy4Cult:

An excerpt from the MTV Movie Blog:

Another painting, by an artist known simply as Misha, was a take-off of “The Last Supper,” but with Mooby the Golden Calf at the center position, his disciples - all characters from the films of Kevin Smith - flanking him on either side.

With several paintings of Jay and Silent Bob, not to mention Smith’s other work, the “Clerks” writer was by far the most cited inspiration, (”I’d paint that too if I knew the director was coming,” Smith deadpanned.) but paintings honoring the New Jersey native were far from the only works on display. “Office Space,” “The Professional,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Donnie Darko,” “A Christmas Story,” and “Edward Scissorhands,” were just a few of the flicks artists re-imagined in their own unique styles.

Here’s Misha talking about how she drew inspiration for “Mooby’s Last Supper:”

“I did a lot of listening to [Smith] talk, a lot of listening to podcasts, voiceovers from the actual films, stories,” she said. “It’s funny, because you’re painting Ben Affleck’s face and you’re listening to a story about him, so there are a lot of little jokes within it, wink-winks. You’ve got Rufus [the 13th Disciple], who has finally made it to the supper where he belongs. Kinky Kelly and the Sexy Stud - he brought a date - Hooper X pinching Banky’s butt, Dante and Randall, of course, overlooking Alyssa playing with her fingercuffs. Then Stan Lee. Stan Lee is God.”

Stan Lee is God, or will be soon enough at any rate - when Gallery 1988 debuts its next show in January 2008, showcasing works inspired by the comics legend.

Smith, incidentally, bought Misha’s piece…and 22 others.

Published by Shawn Adler on Thursday, August 2, 2007 on MTV Movie Blog

Full story here;


Kevin Smith and Misha in front of her Piece "Mooby's Last Supper"

And here's a picture of Zak Knutson, the donkey f*cker from "Clerks 2," pointing this himself in Misha's "Mooby's Last Supper."

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It was cool to see him excited to be "immortalized" (his words) in a painting. The banging a donkey thing is just a detail.

Tattoos and twisted irreverencepick

The art of Misha

By Alie Ward, Metromix

June 29, 2007

Tattoos and twisted irreverence
One part sugar, one part spice, one part tattoo ink
The artist currently known as Misha Misha Misha "Mad Mario's Tea Party"

She’s got pink hair, a face studded with metallic adornments and a chin tattoo that would make an Algonquin chief proud. But just one name: Misha.

The one-word wonder is a conspicuous presence in the L.A. art scene, having shown at high-profile, low-brow galleries like La Luz de Jesus, Project:, Thinkspace and the roving once-a-month-collective, Cannibal Flower. Balancing dual careers as a tattoo artist and painter, she’s been prepping for Gallery 1988’s “Crazy 4 Cult ” group show, which corrals L.A.’s best underground artists around the theme of cult movies. We forced her to sit still for a few minutes and chat.

How do you feel about the L.A. art scene?
I love it! I was really surprised that the art scene in L.A. was so warm and welcoming. When I first moved here, another artist told me about Cannibal Flower, so I submitted some work and they took me in. I owe a lot to Cannibal Flower for giving me the exposure that led to other shows in other galleries.

Any new inspirations lately?

Alice in Wonderland, Old 8 bit games, half-skull girls and classic horror monsters. My work has gone from looking like a tattoo, with thick outlines, to looking more like a painting. In the past my tattooing has inspired my paintings, but lately my paints have inspired my tattoos.

And you just landed a gig at the esteemed Zulu tattoo shop on Crescent Heights?
Yeah, I've always wanted to work in a shop like this. This is what I've been aiming for all along. I love the vibe.

What are you planning for the Cult Classics show at Gallery 1988?
"Our Lady of Transsexual" is a tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show done in the style of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Another is "Mooby's Last Supper" a take on Davinci's Last Supper, using characters from several Kevin Smith films. I love taking famous works of art and twisting them into different themes. They make me giggle.

See her works of twisted irreverence at Gallery 1988 ’s Crazy 4 Cult show, which opened July 17, and runs through August 10th.