About The Artist…
Miss Mindy creates in her home studio in Eagle Rock, CA., with her artist husband Rick O’Brien and their bi-lingual circus dog ‘Radio.’
‘Cartoon Folk Art’ is how she describes her fine artwork, which ranges from fluid ink work to hand-crafted, dimensional ‘Pop UP’ paintings. Most recently, she has gained notoriety for her custom Vinyls and one of a kind Sculptures.
Born into a big hearted 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 on Snow White & Pinocchio, wore bright red lipstick and tiny polyester suits. Her Sister, CJ Metzger is also a tremendous ‘paint-ress’, fellow collaborator and muse. Miss Mindy’s Husband Rick, is also an amazing fine artist, but as for the miniature sets & Disney lovers, they know him as Ahab’s Shipyard…
Miss Mindy has been a prolific professional artist for many years. She continues to paint commissions for her private collectors, and showcase her paintings and sculpture, whilst Character designing for animation studios like Disney, WildBrain, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network. She and her husband directed her own cartoon with Nickelodeon Animation, and has some treats in store for the future! Aside from Animation, Miss Mindy also creates illustration and product for Mattel, Hard Rock café, Zippo, and many others. She has also written and illustrated two books with Baby Tattoo Books Publishing and recently designed her own line of vinyl toys with Disney Vinylmation.
Currently, Miss Mindy is painting commissions, Paintings & original Sculpture for select Galleries and creating a line of her ‘style twist’ on the beloved Disney Characters! This is being done with the lovely folks at Enesco……going into a co-brand with these guys is pretty dang exciting! They have currently hit the shelves in 2017… and are making their way around the world…. WOW! – more releases and signings to be announced.
Juxtapoz, Pop!, LA Times, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Disney WDW & DL online, Boing Boing, Daily Du Jour, USA Today,
Art Scene LA, The OC Register, POP SUGAR, Disney Merchandise Monthly…and many more.
Exhibitions & Projects
~ The World of Miss Mindy ~ Disney Showcase Collection and fine art Debuts D23 Dreamstore July / Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival March 11th and 12th / Mattel xG1988 : The Joys of Toys ~ June 23rd / Q POP – Lolligag art show / Disney Barn Benefit / commissions continue…
~ Disney Cruise Line Residency / WonderGround ‘Art Attack’ Sept. 2nd ~Disney Barn Benefit Spring and Winter / In and Out Benefit for homeless Charity/ Chase Place Children’s Benefit/ WonderGround Gallery Art Attack event and October Artist in Residence / Walt Disney World Exhibitions / Color Ink Book / …..
~ Disneyana Gallery in Disneyland / WonderGround Gallery art and vinyl releases * October Artist in Residency / WildBrain Character Designer / Warner Brothers Designer / Walt Disney World ~ Haunted Mansion Exhibition / Disney’s D23 ~ Artist in Dreamstore / Liz Houston Gallery Exhibition and Live Paint DTLA / Dick Van Dyke exhibiton…
~ Flower – Pepper Gallery – “Twice Told Tales” Group Exhibition & “4 year Anniversary” Exhibition & “Miniscule” Exhibiton curated by Poppy Lawman / Heart Show – 8 Ball – With Classic Hardware / Disneyana Gallery in Disneyland ‘Haunted Mansion 45th Anniversary’ / Off the Page Gallery ‘Maleficent and Fairies’ ~ California Adventure/ WonderGround Gallery/ Disney Artist / WildBrain Character Designer / Baby Tattooville guest Artist ~ LIVE / Marcas Gallery all female exhibition / ‘One of One’ toy show curated by artist Johnny Rodriguez KMNDZ / Mattel Designer.
~ 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.” / WildBrain Character Designer.
~ 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 / Stranger Factory Gallery – ABQ New Mexico, ‘Sisters Solo Show : Circus Folke’ / Strychnin Gallery – Germany, ‘New English’ / ARTFEST – chosen to teach drawing and painting for renowned art retreat in Seattle. / 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. WildBrain Character Designer.
~ Screaming Sky Gallery, Oregon ‘Sugar & Spice’ – group show / La Luz De Jesus – Hollywood, 25th Anniversary group show / Strychnin Gallery – Germany, ‘Etiquette show’ & breast cancer benefit / WWA Gallery ‘Rayola’ , group show / D Street, Downtown Disney® District , Custom Pirate Vinyl signing / 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. WildBrain Character Designer.
~ 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 with Greg ‘Crayola’ Simkins : KMNDZ: Brandi Milne : Lola Gil : Ragnar : Gris Grimly : Michael Hussar and many more…/ 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” / Carmichael Gallery “ Delirium Tremens” group show / 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 / American Electric Tattoo – group show / Gallery Revisited “Secret Lives of Dolls” Artist Sisters Solo Show / The Hive Gallery – New Years Group Exhibition / Nucleus Gallery “After These Messages”- group exhibition and window installation / Storyopolis – Exhibition of book artwork.