Myisha Arellano is a muralist, educator, digital and scenic painter based in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2010, she has designed, painted, and led multiple private and public murals. Myisha’s approach to public art is rooted in community engagement leading her to collaborate with various organizations and non-profits across L.A., such as NDLON, the Immigrant Youth Coalition, Arternatives, and the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).
Besides designing and painting representational public art, Myisha’s technical abilities range from conservation to aging techniques. She has participated in the conservation and restoration of over 20 landmark murals across L.A. through SPARC’s innovative conservation efforts in the city. However as a scenic painter, she uses aging and deterioration creatively as elements of storytelling. Both opposing public aesthetics live and balance in her personal work.
Her experience as a migrant from Mexico City raised in L.A. county, has resulted in a painting style not too easily defined. Her studio work depicts images of nature along with political themes, portraits, and imagined sites resulting in a view into an alternate reality form.