The year of the Fire Monkey provides good inspiration for the activities at Mihalyo Studios.

View of OK Hotel mural installation at Axis Gallery in May 2015 Mihalyo

The year of the Fire Monkey provides good inspiration…

Enzyme Magazine and OK Hotel Mural
The cover of Enzyme Arts Magazine – issue one, and a selection of the OK Hotel bar mural

So far it¹s a year characterized by a rolling series of deadlines. The events listed bellow is a sap-shot of the last 10 days.

My six foot painting “Pyramid” was on the cover of the fist issue of Enzyme Arts Magazine and coincides with a nine page article about my work and studio practice. The magazine is available as a download and print-on-demand.

The original 20-foot OK Hotel bar mural was installed at the Royal Room for the OK Hotel Family Reunion. The event celebrated the venue’s cultural legacy by compressing fifteen years of Seattle music history into four days. The OK Hotel closed in 2001 due to the Nisquallie earthquake, but the reunion drew people from around the country to attend and/or play music at something like a high school reunion for Seattle’s Grunge era. Many recordings are already available on Youtube.

Giant Steps
Giant Steps publicity graphic and competition submission for$10k award.

So far it¹s a year characterized by a rolling series of deadlines. The events listed bellow My submission to deploy Nitinol (memory metal) structures resembling mid-century modern architecture in a cul-d-sac arrangement for Giant Steps opens March 3rd at Seattle¹s King Street Station. The exhibition is also a competition for an artist residency on the moon. Fifty artists/artist groups compete for $10k and will be selected by a committee of scientists. Winner announced at the opening. More info at

COCA and Beard Video
COCA 35Live member show with beard video.

I will be presenting a selection from my Beard Video project in three locations with Seattle¹s Center on Contemporary Art (COCA). Also opening March 3rd. COCA 35 Live is an exhibit in three locations celebrating 35 years of contemporary art with a member show including 185 artists. More info at:

Next up:
My unconventional travel photography including image-manipulations, composite photography, and in-camera effects will be included at Black Lab Gallery’s inaugural group exhibit opening March 17th. More info at:

A new body of abstract drawings will be on display at Dendroica Gallery opening April 14th. More info at:

Artist working in traditional and new media.