MICHAEL C. HSIUNG

Los Angeles, CA 
ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR, DRAWER 

@michaelchsiung
michaelchsiung@gmail.com 

So Far, So Good, So What


BITCHCRAFT WINTER FAIRE IS COMING DEC. 10TH SATURDAY!!!! 

My favorite Winter Art Craft Faire - Bitchcraft is coming Dec. 10th!!!  I'll be selling enamel pins, shirts, and other various crafts at this 1-day event.  It is probably the only fair I participate in, so come out and say hello and buy a couple items from me!!!!


Critters & Peeps Art Show Dec. 3rd

Critters & Peeps - Group Art Show Saturday, Dec. 3rd

 I'll have 3 original pieces for sale! 


'SOFT' Opening Video on Vimeo

Camera & Edit by Eric Pritchard


Opening Photographs ‘SOFT’: A Woven Exhibition, presented by VANS & PBR

Curated by Sean Morris & Michael C. Hsiung, ‘SOFT’: A Woven Exhibition opened Saturday, Oct. 8th at Superchief Gallery LA. to art fans and textile loving folks alike. 'SOFT’ featured 30 artists works –from illustration, painting, and watercolor – translated onto machine-woven tapestries, all of which were made in the U.S.A in editions of 10. Artists included Bonethrower, SKINNER, Hannah Stouffer, Heather Benajmin, Austin England, Travis Millard, Luke Pelletier, Lauren YS, Michelle Blade, Mike Giant, and many more.  

Check out the Opening Pics from 'SOFT' at SuperChief Gallery LA


'SOFT' a woven group show now online! 

Thanks again to all those who attended 'SOFT' curated by Sean Morris and myself, with the help of Vans, PBR, and Superchief Gallery.  All the tapestries from the exhibition are up online, made in the USA, and limited to 10 editions each.  Check out all SOFT Tapestries or click the image below!  


'SOFT': An Exhibition of Woven Art

Really excited about an upcoming show that artist Sean Morris asked me to co-curate with him.  The SOFT opening will exhibit 28 artists' works on woven tapestries this October 8th at SuperChief Gallery in Los Angeles, CA with the help of Vans and PBR!! 

'SOFT' FB event and info



NEW WEB STORE IS HERE!!!!

(Each order comes w/ a Rad Dad Dog sticker)

Also I'll be adding a 4 Sticker Packet as well on the SHOP

I'm happy to announce that I will be launching my new WEB STORE which you can access directly through my Format site!!  I'll be moving various items from my Fight To The Death Big Cartel and then releasing a new sticker + zine soon, which will be available only my format Web Store !!  


LIMITED "On the Freedom experienced by Desert Harpies" Print

This limited 8 x 10 in. art print, "Desert Harpies," was a Society6 collaborative print made for the Agenda trade show in January.  They are Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag and now available at FighttotheDeath.BigCartel.com .  I've only got about 12 left, so grab them before they're gone! 


Exit Through the Art Store Sale 8/6


Dew Tour 7/22-7/24

Super excited to be invited this year to Dew Tour as an artist! I'll be there 7/22 - 7/24 doing some live skateboard art painting as well as signing some of the FREE art hats! We've also got a special collaborative 5 color silk screened signed print which you can earn through the social store. For more information check out http://dewtour.com


ATTENTION ARTISTS! 

I will be working with @MountainDew to curate an Instagram submission art gallery during @DewTour Long Beach on July 22-24 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
Post your art/design/illustration on Instagram and tag it ‪#‎GLGLongBeach‬ and ‪#‎Contest‬ to be considered for the gallery. If your art is selected, you will be contacted through Instagram.
After the gallery, one lucky artist will be selected for the Curator’s Choice Award and given a feature on www.GreenLabel.com and $1,000!
Deadline for submissions is July 13th.
Good Luck! 18+ to enter. Rules: (http://bit.ly/29cYaqY)


Merman Mugging T-shirt / Blackwater Studio collab! 

The folks at Blackwater Studios (UK) and I are stoked to share our newest collaboration - Merman Mugging T-shirt. The shirt is single color, has a custom inside neck print, and is printed on an organic white t-shirt.

Buy a Merman Mugging T-shirt 


Unsettle & Company / Artist of the Week 

The folks at Unsettle & Co. recently hit me up about doing a Q&A for their blog.  We talk about making art, my daily routine, and other random stuff.  It was super fun to do, and I would love it you shared it.  

Check out my Q&A w/ Unsettle Co. - Artist of the Week: Michael C. Hsiung


Your Creative Push Episode: 104 

I recently did a podcast with Youngman from Your Creative Push podcast Episode: 104 which is now up online.  


New Society6 Items!

Hey folks,

I'll be adding some new items to my Society6 store, since its been a while.  Here's a two-headed merman design I recently made available as a t-shirt, print, phone case, pillow and tote bag. 

Thanks again for your support! 


Poster Bike Art Exhibitions - Volos, Greece

I've got a piece in the Poster Bikeart Exhibition: 50 Greek and Foreign Artists that opened in the City of Volos, GREECE May 13th - for more information about the exhibition, you can check out Bikeart.gr


Ok Okay Mag

Make sure to check out digital magazine, Ok Okay Mag, for a spotlight on some of my newest drawings, including this 2 headed merman fellow.   

Mermen - Ok Okay Mag


New works for May!

I've managed to have some spare time to work on new drawings and illustrations, some of them I've listed on my store Fighttothedeath.bigcartel.com along with enamel pins, limited t-shirts and more!  Please visit and thank you for supporting my shop. 



Studio Gold Group Show opens at MyPlasticHeart April 16th

The Studio Miners' fifth annual exhibit, Studio Gold, opening at myplasticheart on April 16, 2016 features work by over 25 artists from across the country and overseas. The exhibit hearkens back to the roots of the curating duo's mission - to document the wonderfully exciting world of artists, collectors and creatives of all kinds. For this exhibit, artists were free to create any work, as opposed to following a theme as in previous years, as long as the artwork embodies a 12" x 12" space.  For more info on the Studio Gold


ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA - Multimedia Show Opens April 7th

Thursday - One If by Land, Two if By Sea opens at the NY Media Center and Light Year. I've got some large projections of animations there - hope you get to check them out.

Opening reception: Thursday 4/7 at 6 to 9 pm. 


Road Trip Group show at Flatcolor Gallery April 7th

Hey Folks!  I'll be participating in a group show titled Road Trip, curated by Clifton Yatez, April 7th at FlatColor Gallery in Seattle, WA.  The show features works by tons of artists such as Craig Wheat, Jesse California, Big Foot, Lucas Allen Cook, Dominic De Ventura and more.  I'll have 4 original works framed as well, so I hope you're able to stop by the opening and be sure to look for the works online. 


One if By Land, Two if By Sea Multimedia SHOW April 7th

I'm happy to announce on April 7th I'll be participating in a multimedia group show, featuring several animations I created on Instagram, which will be projected on some giant screens at the The Made in NY Media Center by IFP.   In addition to showing the merboy animation above, I will also have 11 looping animated videos as well!

For more information, check the One if By Land, Two if By Sea Facebook page


Gleaming the Shroom T-shirt! 

Since I've had so many pleasant responses to this little fellow . . . I've decided to release a limited run of some Gleaming the Shroom t-shirts.  They're printed on Poly Canvas brand t-shirts and are available on my shop or directly at Fighttothedeath.bigcartel.com.  Thanks for your support! 


Vans Custom Culture - Register NOW!

Every year Vans sends out blank white slip-ons to artists, athletes and folks to customize in order to bring awareness to the Vans Custom Culture project.  I was happy to be a Vans Custom Culture ambassador again this year!  

Register your school from now till Feb. 12th with a chance to win $50K for your art class!  In the meantime, here's my Narwhal and Merman pair to hopefully inspire you!! 


MERLIN THE DRUNK MERMAN - HERE! 

Merlin the Drunk Merman short story by Atina Hartunian and illustrated by me is now here!  I had the pleasure of illustrating a very beautifully written story about Merlin and his plunge into alcoholism.  It's about 12 pages front and back, printed on some nice glossy paper.  You can now grab one at Fighttothedeath.bigcartel.com ! 


Distinct Daily Feature

The folks at Distinct Daily recently did a feature on me, my art, and merman stuff.  See more at distinctdaily.com.


Society6 X MCH Collection & Agenda Trade Show

I'm really excited to announce I'll be working with Society6 on a MCH collection, featuring my pattern "Desert bums and their extracurricular activities" as well as design "On the freedom experienced by Desert Bike Harpies" on various items  from bedsheets to a wall clock.  Check out my Society6 store for more information!!  I will also be down this year (for my first time) at the Agenda Trade show working on a mural, inspired from my pattern.  Come by the Society6 booth and say hi! 


Check the FTTD big cartel shop! 

Finally got around to listing various items from T-shirts, zines to a few enamel pins.  Make sure to click the image or  FTTD online shop


Beasts & Bongs Issue #1

My newest self published zine Beasts & Bongs #1 is now available on my Fight To The Death online shop!  This newest zine is filled with drawings related to or containing Beasts & Bongs.  I've only made an edition of 66, and each zine contains 27 drawings along with a card stock cover.  Check out my shop for more details. 


Bitchcraft Winter Fair is coming this Saturday Dec. 12th!!!

It's that time of year for the annual Bitchcraft Winter Faire.  Pearl and I (Fight To The Death) will have our booth/table stocked with our printed t-shirts along with some other affordable goodies - such as enamel pins, patch, zines and more!   Please stop by and say hi . . . . Its the only time of year we make most stuff for, so your support is much appreciated!  



Last Call Co. Artist Series Pins / Patch are HERE! 

Last Call Co. and I's collaborative artist series pins and patch are now available online at their shop!     I'm super excited to share with you our three limited and available products.  Mushroom Man enamel pin (1.13" x 1.3077") $12.00, Gleaming the Shroom pin (1.5" x 1.125") $12.00 and finally the Runts patch (3" x 2") $10.00 .   We only made a limited number, so grab them while you can!


New Illustrated Antics X Michael C. Hsiung Wall Mounts!!!

That's right! Illustrated Antics and I teamed up once again to bring you some fun laser engraved decorations. This year we're introducing this limited wall mount featuring 'Unicorn Jack’s whimsical narwhal dream.' It's birch wood 3/4 in., x 7.5 W X 9.5 Tall with a sawtooth hanger.

Buy Illustrated Antics X MCH wall mount here!!

New Illustrated Antics X Michael C. Hsiung Wall Mounts!!!

That's right!  Illustrated Antics and I teamed up once again to bring you some fun laser engraved decorations.  This year we're introducing this limited wall mount featuring 'Unicorn Jack’s whimsical narwhal dream.'  It's birch wood 3/4 in., x 7.5 W X 9.5 Tall with a sawtooth hanger.   

Buy Illustrated Antics X MCH wall mount here!!


November 2015


Holiday Ornaments X Michael C. Hsiung

Last year, Illustrated Antics and I came out with some limited fun laser engraved ornaments for your holiday celebration.  I've just added them to the Shop Page, but make sure to check back as we are working on another upcoming laser engraved collaboration - coming soon!!! 


50/50.3 Project Loop Skate Board Auction - Goes Live!

The Project Loop Skate Auction has invited me to participate in painting a board for their auction to help build a skate park for the kids in Taylor, TX!  I don't often paint boards, but when I have, it has always been for Project Loop!  Find my board by typing "Hsiung" in the search box. 

 You can bid on my board!  The online auction begins at 6PM CST at: http://www.32auctions.com/50503


Last Call Co. X Hsiung Collaboration - coming soon!

I'm excited to announce that the folks at Last Call Co. and I have teamed up to create some fun stuff.  We will be releasing two Hsiung drawings as enamel pins and one into a special patch! Available at upcoming Bitchcraft Winter Faire Dec. 12th!!



Rubbish Rubbish Pins

Really stoked about my latest collaboration with The Rubbish Rubbish fellows. .  . who have release awesome enamel pins from Rick Howard, Todd Francis, and Andy Jenkins.  Well, I was lucky enough to collaborate, so here is my limited Dirtbag Sailor inspired pin.  Now available at The Rubbish Rubbish shop online


Let's JENNKA Project!! 

I was recently asked to participate in Jennka, a project involving 50 artists from around the world. We contributed characters that were animated into a cool video.  

Also you can see large paste-ups on the walls of the largest department store in Isetan, Shinjuku, Japan. (pic below)


Burton X Michael C. Hsiung Namedropper Board

Man, I can't tell you how stoked I am to have worked with Burton Snowboards on the 2015 Name Dropper board.  I'm going to name drop the sh*t out of this for the rest of my life.  

Buy The Name Dropper X Hsiung X Burton Board!



US Open of Surfing 2015! 

This is my 3rd or 4th year helping out the Vans Artists in the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing down in Huntington Beach.  Usually I just help the artists out with stuff but this year I had a special opportunity to have my art work as cool background photos for the athlete's booth.  Folks could come in and photograph w/ my Surfing bear or skateboarding dudes.  I've included some of the fun photos with the Vans athlete's and my characters!  

Vans Surf Leila Hurst and Vans Skate Lizzie Armanto  

Vans Skate Geoff Rowley in the booth! 

Vans Surf Dylan Graves in the booth. 


CLASSIC + HSIUNG | BLUNT UMBRELLAS

I was fortunate enough to work on three awesome designs for Blunt Umbrellas based out of New Zealand. The designs were based on the concept that Blunt's umbrellas would protect you from all the elements. The three designs we ended up doing were 1) Hippy  2) Donut  3) Dynamite!  Nothing but awesome good things came from this project, and I'm eternally stoked on it. 

Here's a look at the Classic + Hsiung Umbrella (Metro available too) which comes with a signature Blunt case w/ the drawings all around it. 


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