Fricky fricky baby girl.
This week we’re channeling our inner teen queens thanks to Brooklyn broad Grace Miceli – known on the Internets as Art Baby Girl. The 26-year-old artist and curator draws inspiration from some of her favorite things in life: 90s nostalgia, pop culture, junk food and online shopping. If she had her way, she’d ditch her day job and spend all day drawing while watching trash TV and listening to Drake. Basically, she’s a girl after our own arrow-pierced hearts.
It was easy to become Insta-obsessed with Miceli because she doesn’t art brag. At first glance her work resembles sophomoric doodles scrawled on the insides of textbooks and Trapper Keepers. (You can almost smell the bubble gum-scented markers, amiright?) She even describes her style as “My kid could draw that, but they didn’t.” In reality, her work is pithy af – every thick stroke on a Caboodles case or Furby is deliberate, and the content, while playful and reminiscent, is teeming with every teenage Nihilist’s greatest foe: perpetual boredom.
This past summer “Girls at Night on the Internet” pulled Miceli and other popular web-inspired female artists out from behind the veil of Tumblr and gave them a gallery space to showcase their work irl. Now Miceli looking to nurture and inspire through Art Baby Gallery – a special place on the interwebs she created for emerging artists to display their work. She’s also got a DIY clothing line featuring some of her favorite artwork and a feminist coloring book. YAS!
Brb, going to pick up a pack of Crayolas and some Hot Cheetos and Takis!
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View her art and buy her cool shit HERE