Mica Still grew up in a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest of America, the home of The Goonies, where the art scene was dominated by seaside watercolours.
She found herself immigrating to New Zealand for love in the late 90's after graduating from art school. Since landing on NZ shores she hit the ground running. She has represented herself through out her career, showing in over a 100 exhibitions. She has been an art mentor, curated shows and has caught the eye of many NZ and Australian collectors.
The last five years she has moved her practice to the streets gaining recognition quickly for your bold animals that dominate the urban landscape. Mica has been interviewed for many publication from Netherlands, New York to Japan and features in two documentaries about NZ street artists.
Mica’s work, with its radiant colour and optical punch, howling tigers, wolves, guardians and naught bits – is alive with daring, yet refreshingly sensitive. The jolt of her work contrasts with Mica’s trademark gentle demeanour – yet this artist’s vivid, deep-sea calm gives her fearless and provocative work its rich luminescence.
First Coat 2017 Mural - 'Guardians'
I am creating guardians of a space in which they inhabit, To look after the souls that pass by and provide a senses of protection, serenity, strength, courage and joy. To fill a momentary void in the passerby hearts. My walls got your back. I use bears and wolves because they are hold a special place in my life and I would like to gift the strength and guardianship they hold.