Mikkalous (pronounced like “Nicholas” w/ a “M”) is the working alias of Mikki Paek, a visual artist living & working in Los Angeles. She works with a range of media including digital & print illustration, animation, painting, typography & sculpture. While she thinks Los Angeles is the best city in the world, Koreatown in particular holds a special place in her (he)art.
Her North Star is her 8 year old self--making art that young mikkalous would enjoy.
She is currently working on series of interactive, illustrated maps of Koreatown, exploring the connection of art between the virtual & analog. Her first map of four can be found both online through her website, instagram and as gif stickers and offline in 4 select locations around Koreatown as prints housed in bright green painted cardboard news dispensers.
She is available for commissions and collaborations.
IN THE NEWS
LA MAKERS PODCAST
Popup Koreatown at LA County Store
For this PopUp episode, we stop by the LA County Store for an art opening with artist Mikki Paek and her framed illustrations of strip mall signs of Koreatown. We spoke with the artist about her illustrations, which are on display through June 12, 2019
Jun 15, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 Art Share LA in the Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
The strange, bizarre, and different have always found a home in Los Angeles. Perhaps due to the city itself having a surreal history and unique character like no other.
Downtown Los Angeles specifically has always been a juxtaposition of worlds, home to business execs, hospitality workers, artists, musicians, lawyers, city officials, fashion designers, factory workers, developers, students, retirees, and residents of Skid Row. The streets are a jarring collision of realities, creating a surreal atmosphere that pervades the city streets and awakens those who look a little bit closer at their seemingly ordinary surroundings. Art Share L.A. is proud to present: Street Surreal.
2019 KX FEST
Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA
KX Festival featuring DUMBFOUNDEAD and FRIENDS
5th annual KX Festival is known for bringing together a community of passionate fans and artists, making the festival a truly unique experience.
Live performances, dance battles, exclusive giveaways, and meet & greet favorite artists.