Michelle Kingdom, Peripheries

Sold out before the opening reception, Michelle Kingdom debuts her unique artwork at bG Gallery in Santa Monica.

Well, Kingdom sold out all but one artwork before the opening reception on April 20th, but by the end of the reception all of Kingdom’s works had been snatched up by art-goers. This isn’t hard to believe once you lay eyes on Kingdom’s work. What is hard to believe is how Kingdom only hit the art scene four years ago. Kingdom was doing art before 2015, yes, but Kingdom didn’t think the general public would appreciate her work, or want to put money down to buy her art. Nothing could be farther than the truth. Kingdom not only sold out before her solo show hit bG Gallery opening night, but Kingdom has a backlog of custom, commissioned works, requested by fans.

Originally hailing from Los Angeles, Kingdom injects the art scene with her own unique flavor. Kingdom’s medium of choice is canvas and embroidery. Not only does Kingdom showcase machine-exact stitching, but Kingdom’s embroidery even features a unique, pinnable style.

Kingdom’s embroidered works are stitched into unique canvas backdrops, where Kingdom has clearly stretched her own linen canvases. These, grey, blue, and black canvases give depth to Kingdom’s tongue-and-cheek works that are enhanced by exacting needlework.


Michelle Kingdom

April 20, 2019 – May 11, 2019

bG Gallery hours:
Tues – Sat  11:30am – 6:00pm

Gallery location:
3009 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Raleigh Barrett Gallina
Author: Raleigh Barrett Gallina

Raleigh (Barrett) Gallina from LA ART. Raleigh has been writing for the NoHo Arts District since 2015. Raleigh explores everything from large-scale commercial exhibitions to gratis solo exhibitions showcased by amateur galleries. While her preferences are ever-evolving, her favorite exhibitions include large-scale sculpture or paint, as well as artwork which holds socio-cultural underpinnings. She hopes that by capturing a large array of media and voices (including that of curators and the artists themselves), that readers are able to enjoy and voyeur out of their comfort zones.