Missmonster.com is the portfolio website of Melita Curphy. Hey!
I currently live in Chicago, though south Texas is my original home. My work varies from gouache and acrylic paintings, to cast plastic, plush, sculpey, leather and wood to the variety of materials used for my costumes, dolls and sculpture.
I attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ’96-2000 after graduating from the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in California. My sculpture work is self taught.
March 2008 was the start of full time self employment and making that move was the best thing I ever did. Things have been going strong since thanks to many supportive, wonderful people who actually pay me to make monsters for them.
The majority of my time is spent running my online store out of my home. I design all the items there and make most of them by hand. I have been selling my work online for the last 10 years. It’s taken me a very long time to get where i want to be but it has been worth it and i feel there is still a long way to go. I have had the opportunity to create work for companies like Cryptozoic Entertainment , the movie A Scanner Darkly and a wide range of art for various private clients and fellow artists.
I can be contacted at missmonsterstore at gmail dot com. Due to my schedule I’m not open to custom work at this time.
If you want to see my work up close and in person, please find my table at Monsterpalooza (Burbank) in April 2013. After 2012 I will not be attending any other conventions besides Monsterpalooza.
You can see much more of my work by checking out my flickr sets.
or use the following links to keep up with my recent news and artwork:
You can also purchase my art through other shops and print on demand websites:
My shirt designs can be purchased through the Design By Humans artist collective:
All of my Woot shirts, including the infamous Greetings from Krampus design are available here:
I also have adorable and affordable pillows through Society 6!
You can buy my art prints and show poster designs here!
My art has been exhibited in the following fine establishments:
( upcoming) Blamo Custom Show, Los Angeles, CA
Circus Posterus/Stranger Factory, Albequerque, NM
Clutter Gallery, Beacon , NY
Oh no! Doom! Gallery- Chicago , IL
Revolution Tattoo- Chicago, IL
A-Okay Official Gallery- Chicago, IL
Suite 100 Gallery- Seattle, WA
Observatory Room- Brooklyn, NY
Bear and Bird Gallery- Lauderhill, Florida
Continental Club- Austin TX
Monkey See, Monkey Do- Austin, TX
Parts and Labor- Austin, TX
Lift Gallery- Detroit, Michigan
San Diego Comic Con- San Diego , CA (Mezco custom Toy Show)
Make a Wish Foundation Charity Show ( 501st Custom Helmet show)
It can also be seen in the following published books:
Interviews and blog posts!