Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Raw Artists : Boston showcase

Piggy and These Ghosts They Know Me just hanging out at the Activate show!

I was lucky enough to be picked for Raw Boston's Activate show that took place on the 9th at the Estate Theater in Boston. Along with several other painters, photographers, fashion designers, performers, violin players, latex-clad models and hair models, I hung 10 of my proudest pieces (several of them unveiled for the first time) in what I referred to as the "Rainbow Corner" of The Estate.

Good thing I brought a ton of business cards.
And note to self : 100 stickers will move more quickly than you think!

I also participated in my first photoshoot ever! And I did a video interview for the first time as well. I was really nervous, but somehow I didn't word vomit at all during the interview. I feel like I represented myself well, and the photographer was happy to see I wasn't afraid to kick my feet up!

"Oh, I didn't see you there, come in."
Photography ©Greg Caparell

Artwork ©Bamcat Art
Photography ©Greg Caparell

In my life, I surround myself with many other talented people : some models, musicians, singers, DJ's, and many other fabulous people. As a visual artist, I'm accustomed to fading into the background and letting my work speak for itself, generally. I'm used to taking the pictures, not being in them, so to speak. So to have the spotlight for an evening made me feel like a rock star!! I felt beautiful and incredibly proud of my work and strong as an artist. Having so many of my friends and family at the event only made it even more special for me.

One of the musicians on stage. The crowd was HUGE - over 700 people on two floors!

friends and family : Rikard my fiancé, my Mum, Shteppé, Rik, and Britteny and Kris from Oilhead.

It was really a lovely time. I'll be sure to share my video interview once it's posted. :)

Peace out!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Unicorns for the Unicorn Gallery in Camden, London

My Little Pony and Unico, Ink with Digital Color, 12" x 16"

Just finished this bad boy! Printing it tonight with the help of Alex Carlson and her beautifully convenient Epson printer, then mounting it onto wood (using Kathy Weller's awesome tutorial) to ship off to the Unicorn Gallery in London!

This will be my very first international group show, so I'm really excited!

Speaking of shows, I've been attending a TON of openings lately:
-New skull show at the Ars Moriendi Project last Monday, Jordan Pantiedosi and friends at the Yes, Oui, Si gallery near the MFA (used to be the old Rice Bowl Gallery), my own show at The Estate last week (pictures to come!), a gallery show this Thursday featuring Karl Stevens, and another show on Friday featuring several of my favorite artists, including Raul Gonzalez.

I'm also preparing for a skate deck show, a t-shirt collaboration, developing my first line of toys, painting another skull for the Ars Moriendi Project, random interviews, a talk at MassArt, and a super secret endeavor involving the Paint Pens in Purses ladies!

And just as a last thought - here are some other funky colorways I'd played around with after finishing this piece. When you use Illustrator every single day at work, Photoshop turns into a magical no-limitations breath of fresh air for effects!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Paint Pens in Purses Emo Valentines

This week, I'm lucky enough to be featured along with some of the other Paint Pens in Purses gals in the Boston Phoenix. We made emo-themed valentines for their "100 Top Emo Songs" Valentine's Day issue. You should pick up a copy!! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Unicorns : 80's Throwback Show

©Allison Bamcat 2012

Here's a piece I'm working on for this awesome show at the Unicorn Gallery in London. This will be my first international group show! I'm really honored to have been included for such a fun theme : 80's throwback! You can check out more information on the show here.

In other news, I got engaged this past Friday!! How stoked am I?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

All Star seaside pack and Raw Boston!

I've been painting up a storm lately, and I can't wait to show you my newest creations! I'll be showcasing several new pieces at Raw Boston's Activate Show next week, February 9th at The Estate Theater in Boston from 7 - 10PM. You can check out my sweet profile HERE and purchase discounted tickets to the event!

Aside from that, I'm like, STOKED, right now. I've been working at Converse almost two years, and some of the projects I've worked on are starting to hit the market. Remember the rad Street Transportation pack I posted a while ago?

These guys are just coming out for spring! Don't you wish you had baby feet now?

They're available on the Converse website in the Kids section! Perfect for summer adventures!!