Vivien Mildenberger

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Los Angeles, CA

I believe that the art you make as a child is more authentic than anything you can hope to make later in life. As a child, you generate work without the pressures of the world or the burden of too much knowledge. I try to work in a playful way, making things that I like and that excite me, without concerning myself with the idea of things I “should” be making or current trends. Drawing from memory rather than reference helps me access a sort of childlike imagination, as no two people remember things the same way, and my memories are uniquely mine. My studio is a place of play and experimentation instead of a place of work, and I’m always excited to continue exploring.