Andre Miripolsky’s keen understanding of pop imagery and energy launched a dynamic career that resulted in work with Elton John (the famous 1980 Concert in Central Park “Piano Keys” costume) and Bette Midler (album package/visual design for her 1982 worldwide DeTour), as well as Quincy Jones, The Rolling Stones, Gato Barbieri, Robin Williams, Beastie Boys, Cheap Trick, MTV, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. For thirty years, he has continued to explore and discover creative wonders in his Kingdom of Color. Miripolsky serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Art Alliance, the Downtown Artwalk, and the Hollywood Arts Council.
Miripolsky was born in Paris, France, to a father who was Cultural Advisor for the American Foreign Service and also an artist. The family lived in a series of exotic landscapes including Iran, Thailand, Austria, France, Indonesia and Korea. Miripolsky was immersed in and surrounded by art since his youth. By age eight he was working with oils and by age ten he sold his first painting to the American Ambassador to Indonesia. After graduating High School in Seoul, Korea, he headed to the California Institute of the Arts. He left after two years to pursue a classical acting career before finally centering his creative axis around the canvas and all things visual.
An extensive two-part interview done in November 2012 for the Experience Talks KPFK-FM radio show and podcast is available online. (The show is a product of EngAGE, an organization led by Tim Carpenter, who was an IDEA LAB artist at the GIA 2013 Conference in Philadelphia.)
Learn more about artist Andre Miripolsky at http://miripolsky.com