Artist Bio

Mila Moldenhawer is a visual artist born and based in Berkeley, CA. He creates art for all different objects, surfaces, and places. He currently maintains a daily studio practice in which he works on everything from the miniature to the massive, making stickers and murals as well as tables and tattoos. He loves to take on a wide array of projects and expand his artistic repertoire. 

 

 

Artist Statement

Mila’s work is often characterized by bold, brightly tinted-solid color schemes. Throughout the process of creation leads him to flow between hard edges, and soft blends in order to formulate a perfect balance between rigidity and fluidity. Much of his work has a playful yet calculated quality. His portraits use fragmented shapes, uncanny figures and flamboyant colors to explore gender and its ambiguity in indirectly queer ways.

 

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Mila Moldenhawer

b.1996 Berkeley, CA.

Based in Oakland, CA.

EDUCATION

2021 |  B.A. in Art practice and Sociology from University of California Berkeley

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 | Orbits - Common Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 | On Mamas- Good Mother Gallery, Oakland CA

2021 | BARE Magazine - So-so Super Market, Berkeley CA

2021 | Nosei x Mizu Market- Soba Ichi, Oakland CA

2021 | MUSA - Magnolia Brewing, San Francisco CA

2021 | Mother Mold - Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2019 | Smart Bomb- The Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland CA

2019 | Small talk Studio - Classic Cars West, Oakland CA

2019 | Superb - The UC Theatre, Berkeley CA

2019 | Resensitizing -  Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2019 | The___Life of a ___ Space, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA

2019 | Night of Cultural Resistance- Multi-Cultural Center, Berkeley CA

MURALS

2022 | The Midway, San Francisco, CA

2021 | The Grease Diner, Berkeley, CA

2021 | The Rare Barrel Brewery, Berkeley, CA

2020 |  Youth Spirit Artwork, Tiny Home project Oakland, CA

 

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

2020 | Creative Practice Studio Fellowship

2020 | Honors Art Program and Studio, University of California B

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

 2019 | (Text)ture- Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley CA

AFFILIATIONS/ EMPLOYMENT

2019 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive- Chair of Marketing on Student Committee

2019 |  Art Library Internship- Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2018 |  Ceramics Teacher- Kids’ N Clay, Berkeley, CA

PRESS

2021| Hardedger| https://hardedger.com/the-colorful-art-of-mila-moldenhawer-aka-dadadoodles/

2021 |  Berkeley Side | https://www.berkeleyside.org/2021/07/08/rare-barrel-beers-masses-enssaro-berkeley

2021| BAMFEST | https://bampfa.org/event/bamfest-2021