Artist Info

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Crystal Mielcarek is a local Detroit based illustrator and fine artist. Her work has been shown in local galleries and shops and most notably her design was used as the official poster for the Detroit Zoo in 2010, which remains in the permanent collection and was sold in the gift shop. Frequently, adorable animals in desperate situations plague her work; a combination of the cute and the perverse with a myriad of dazzling colors. The work is reminiscent of a mixture of things though the methodology remains consistent. This helps keep the work lively and whimsical while maintaining a satirical complexity upon second glance.