Crystal Mielcarek is a contemporary painter best known for her combination of bright colors and dark imagery. Her obsession with the idea of dystopian worlds and constructing them visually is what drew her into the arts. Predominately influenced by pop surrealism and pop culture, her paintings combine beauty with the grotesque to create a world of blended dichotomies. Crystal has been working professionally for the past four years, a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She has been included in more than 20 groups shows and 4 solos shows across the country, finding venues where she can shine a light into the darkness of our culture while still making people smile.