Hello Kitty Exhibition at JANM

This past weekend marked the opening of Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States. It is presented by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles and was curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.

I am over the moon that Jamie asked me to take part in this exhibition and I can't thank her enough for her kindness! My painting, "Garden Party" is currently hanging on the museum's wall (a museum for goodness sake) as well a limited edition of 100 prints for sale in the museum shop.


I was also floored to see that Time.com did an article about the exhibition and included my painting in a series of only 10 images to represent the show.


Even though the exhibit will be travelling for 3 years to museums around the world, the painting is available for purchase through JapanLA by contacting hellokittyart@japanla.com.

If you're near the museum, I highly recommend checking the show out.

I, myself, can't wait to see it when I get back out that way in November. Very exciting!

Enjoy :D