Emily Meehan is a native Californian & a creative force of nature who lives, breathes, consumes and expels color. She believes wholeheartedly in working with "what you've got" - especially your own two hands. She works in any and all available mediums to see her visions become real, namely film photography, painting/mural, fashion design, drawing & sculpture. Meehan's work exists in a pop-contemporary style she calls "Radvertising"©: a fusion of unruly 80's Memphis-style patterns often paired with glitter and fluorescent pigment.
She is best known & celebrated for her realistic portraiture, furiously colorful abstractions, and for her cartoon-like character: "The Pile"© - a plump, neck-less androgynous creature that wears high heels and lazily pours liquid into its donut-shaped mouth. Meehan's work is spiritual and therapeutic in nature, the goal of which is to marry opposing forces such as chaos//control, masculine//feminine, visible//hidden, and valuable//worthless. Her "radioactive", kinesthetic brushstroke reflects a lifetime of involvement in the athletics & performance sports.