Cat Art Show 2016 Press Round-Up

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“Perhaps the most surprising participant to join this year’s roster is actor Norman Reedus, who plays fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon from the hit TV show the “The Walking Dead.” It turns out that when Reedus isn’t hacking away at zombies, he’s busy creating paintings and photos—sometimes involving feline friends.” – Artnet

“Cats with wings, cats jumping on beds, cats adjacent to disco-cool mirrorballs, cats baking bread, and cats in elegant repose fill the dreamlike painting- and photo-scapes of some of the works.” – NBC Los Angeles

“How Amanda Seyfried became Mark Ryden’s muse” – Los Angeles Times

“‘Walking Dead’s’ Norman Reedus and cat art? We’re there!” – USA Today

“Cat Art Show is returning to Downtown Los Angeles at the end of March with works from more than 70 artists that range from striking paintings to meme-like parodies.” – Time Out

“Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel is the much anticipated follow-up to ‘Cat Art Show Los Angeles,’ which took place last year and drew almost 5,000 visitors over a four-day run.” – Los Angeles Times

“Cat Art Show L.A. Is Back and It’s Purrfect” – L.A. Weekly

“In 2014, the first-ever Cat Art Show Los Angeles brought in well-known artists like Tracey Emin to depict the wonders of the feline form. Two years later, the event is back and even more a-meow-zing than ever.” – Mental Floss

“Cat Art Show Turns Your Favorite Internet Meme Into Muse” – Huffington Post

“Patrick Swayze with a cat, and other paintings you will see at L.A.’s second annual Cat Art Show” – LA Times

“Art scene gets catty in L.A.” – CBS News

“LA’s epic cat art show returns this month, will feature a feline history lesson” – Racked LA

“This year, the Cat Art Show will feature work by tattoo artist Kat Von D, pop surrealist master Mark Ryden, celeb photographer Mick Rock and ‘Walking Dead’ sexpot Norman Reedus. Inspired by our ancient ties to cats, the show is meant to provoke, nurture and inspire our feline side.” – Elite Daily

“Cat Art Show LA—the Los Angeles-based art exhibit that surprised locals by drawing thousands of visitors when it debuted in 2014—is coming back for a second year in March, 2016. ” – Artillery

Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel features more than 70 globally ­recognized artists including Mark Ryden, Kat Von D, Norman Reedus, Marc Dennis, Travis Lampe, Walter Chandoha, Mick Rock, and Adam Wallacavage, among others.”- Foxes Magazine

“The cats… are back. The original Cat Art Show LA drew thousands in 2014 and this year might just be bigger.” – We Like L.A.

“Soon the worlds of cats and art will collide in a spectacular display of cat-inspired artwork.” – The Catnip Times

“Michals is at the forefront of cats and culture. In 2015 she produced CatConLA, which drew some 12,000 attendees, remarkable for any event, and even more so for one in its first year.” – Catster

“With a movie-like title, Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel has attracted an impressive roster of artists for a show running March 24-27 at the Think Tank Gallery.” – Pursuitist

“The feline frenzy strikes again. Opening March 24, Think Tank Gallery will feature Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel, the second annual art collection of our favorite fur-balls.” – Yay! LA

“Cat Art Show LA: The Sequel will bring feline-inspired works under one roof, to follow the success of the first cat masterpiece showcase.” – Petcha

“With just one week until the opening reception, Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel continues to add to its already impressive roster of artists. Mark Ryden has announced a painting that will be on view for the first time. Photographer Rich Hardcastle has collaborated with Ricky Gervais to produce a photographic print as well.” – Juxtapoz

‘The big draw this year is Walter Chandoha, long-time cat photographer. “He’s the godfather of cat art!” Michals says. His “Five Kittens” photo will be on display. “This piece has never been available for sale to the general public, ever.”‘ – Cat Channel

“The inaugural Cat Art Show LA was a huge success and garnered national attention. The show was featured in numerous media outlets including Buzzfeed, Time, CNN and NPR, among others.” – Conscious Cat

“After a successfully fluffy debut in 2014, Cat Art Show LA is back.” – L.A. Taco

“On opening night, there was a line out the door and down the street to get into this salon-style exhibition.” – Crave

“What do Luke Chueh, Martin Hsu, Charlie Becker, and Tim Biskup have in common? They, along with a ton of other amazing artists like Mark Ryden and Travis Lampe are taking part in Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel at Think Tank Gallery.” – Clutter

“Opening to lines around the block, the Cat Art Show focused once more the cat – our domesticated companion and internet meme – as muse.” – Hijinx

Purr: Cat Art Show 2 LA – NBC LOS ANGELES

Paintings full of furry-mazing-ness go on display at Think Tank Gallery.

Cat Mountain by Katsunori Miyagi

Cat Mountain by Katsunori Miyagi

Protest all you like, and claim otherwise, and vow to sign some sort of official-looking document, but facts are facts. And the fact is that you, in the privacy of your own home, often imagine your cat as some sort of superhero, or royal heir to a distant throne, or a creature bold enough to ride a shark, and without a saddle, too.

Read more on NBC Los Angeles

 

Check Out the World’s Best Collection of Cat Art – TIME

Shepard Fairey and other top artists contribute to Cat Art Show in Los Angeles

A Great Big Giant World by Marc Dennis

A Great Big Giant World by Marc Dennis

An upcoming exhibit of cat-inspired art in Los Angeles is the latest opportunity for people who generally browse online cat photos and videos by themselves to appreciate them with other fans IRL (in real life).

Read the full article in Time

Cat Art Show LA in the News

Artist: Shepard Fairey

Artist: Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey among artists featured in LA’s Cat Art Show
Take Two, SCPR.org

Check Out the World’s Best Collection of Cat Art
Time Magazine

They’re Done With YouTube. Now Cats Storm the Art-World
The Daily Beast

Shepard Fairey And Tracey Emin Headline Art Show About Cats
Fast Company

Art scene gets catty in L.A.
CBS News.com

Cat-Inspired Art Show Features Over 70 Artists, Including Shepard Fairey
LAist

World’s Biggest Cat Art Show: This is a Thing, Because L.A.
Conde Nast Traveler

Catcall January 25 – February 2
Examiner.com

Preview: “Cat Art Show Los Angeles” at 101/exhibit
Hi Fructose Magazine

MEOW MEOW MEOW: MEOW
The Wild Magazine

Cat Art Show Los Angeles boasts 70 artists celebrating felines and art
LA Daily News

Check Out the World’s Best Collection of Cat Art
Time

Cat-themed art show to pounce on L.A. from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2
The Los Angeles Times

LA Is Getting Their First Cat-Inspired Art Show
Complex

The World’s Largest Cat-Themed Art Show is Coming to LA
Racked LA

The Cat-Centric Exhibition To End All Cat-Centric Exhibitions
The Huffington Post

Don’t Look Meow, But Los Angeles Will Have a Cat Art Show of its Own in January
ArtInfo

“Cat Art Show” Curator Susan Michals Talks About Cats, Art, and Inspiration
Catster

Artists are Still Obsessed with Cats, from Shepard Fairey to Tracey Emin
Animal

Cat Art Show LA to Feature Ray Caesar & Anita Kunz
Gallery House

Cat Art Show Los Angeles
Artillery

Cats, the Crips Take Over the L.A. Art Scene; Snoop Dogg’s On Guard Duty
BlackBook

Catnip: Cat-themed Art Show
Celebzter

Cat Art Show
Modern Cat