RVCA's Artist Network Program has become synonymous with some of the biggest names that intersect both art, skateboarding, and surfing, over the years. From Barry McGee and Ed Templeton, to Sage Vaughn and Australian-based artist Melissa Grisancich.
Grisancich is a Melbourne-based artist who was surrounded by religious imagery and icons growing up, and was taught the importance of recycling and reusing things from a young age. These details helped form the style and choice of materials in her work.
Her work reflects her interest in street art, iconography, symbolism, imagery from old children’s books, vintage ephemera and comics. She also manages the RVCA/ANP Gallery in Melbourne while continuing to paint and create in her studio at the gallery, where she most recently was working on her new body of work, "Moonflower." She's having her first solo show ever in the United States this Friday at the RVCA store on Haight and Ashbury.
Grisancich shares with us some of the inspirations behind her artwork and the new ANP clothing collection she's coming out with in this latest installment of RVCA's 'Inspired By...' series.