Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jared Konopitski at FCBD Mini-Con 2015

Note: Get the full lineup of FCBD Mini-Con 2015 guests here.

Sacramento born and raised, self-taught artist, Jared Konopitski's is well familiar to those who frequent Empire's Comics Vault.

Though he creates in many mediums, including the design and development of artful toys, the majority of Jared's works take the form of acrylic paintings.

His colorful, whimsical, engaging pieces, featuring extraordinary and everyday creatures, have often graced our gallery walls. In fact, Jared's rendering of one beloved pug hangs in permanent watch over our shop.

Jared's works have been exhibited at festivals, and museums across the US and Internationally including; The Smithsonian, Washington D.C.; The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; and The Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

Jared's creations have also been featured in Color Ink Book (2013), Papercut Magazine (2013), Arcana's Steampunk Originals (2013), Heavy Metal Magazine (2012), Catapult Magazine (2012), DisColouring Book (2012), Penumbra eZine (2012), And Wow!cool! Psycho Nurse Calendar (2011). 

He's worked with clients such as Universal Studios, Showtime, Art O Mat, and Turning Art, among others. His art can be viewed online at www.jaredkonopitski.com .

Jared has curated numerous gallery shows and corporate art seminars. He's committed to giving back to the community, stating, "I feel artists have a social responsibility to use their talent to change the world in some way. If that means donating work or talent for amazing causes, then I am all for it!"

To that end, Jared also holds early art education as a priority and enjoys facilitating art workshops that help children develop their imaginations and creativity. 

Meet Jared at Empire's Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con
We are thrilled to once again have this internationally recognized, accomplished, yet ever humble artist with us. The images that spring from his fertile, colorful imagination will delight you even more so in person. We know you'll enjoy meeting Jared and viewing his work on May 2.