New Illustration for BUST Magazine

Presenting my illustration for the Oct/Nov issue of BUST Magazine!


3rd ward open call!

I entered the 3rd Ward Open Call competition for a chance to win $5000, a gallery show and a couple months in New York. Please help me out by rating my artwork at mashanda.3rdward.com. You can vote once per day!


Ban Plastic Bags!

I support the ban on single use plastic bags.


I love Nick Cave.

So I drew Nick Cave, but as always, when I go to color an image, things get weird.

What do you guys think of the colors? Too zombie? Is it possible to be too zombie? What color should it be? Here's the black and white version, to help you think.

Photos up.

I'm working on updating my website, as soon as I can get these camera raw files open!

In the mean time, I've uploaded some of the lomo photos I took of my work to my flickr.

Check them out at:


Cross stitch Gary

Here's the cross stitch pillow of Gary that I've been working on for my boyfriend's birthday. It's maybe not as a ridiculous as I planned, maybe it needed some hearts or lace or something, but I like the way it came out.


New stuff in progress!

This is what I'm currently working on, a plush iPhone plug. As you can see, this side is built, just needs some more painting, and the other side of course.

The goal, a plush box of cords, like this one living in my kitchen.


my first magazine contributor write-up!

This is from the April 2010 issue of UCLA Magazine. In case you can't read it, it says:

"MASHANDA SCOTT's deceptively simple description of her work - "I currently draw and build things in Los Angeles" - belies a rare ability to see out of the ordinary. The young LA artist used that vision to good effect in her plush sculpture of Royce Hall on our cover, a unique sculpting vision that has also resulted in, among other things, a plush bicycle and public telephone. The Seattle native graduated from the esteemed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her work has been exhibited at L.A.'s Black Maria Gallery and Flock Shop. She also stays busy self-publishing 'zines."

and NO I didn't write it! I'm blushing, I swear.


Something I drew for a friend

try to imagine it in vibrant, not-meant-for-web color.


BUST illustration

here's an illustration I did for the April issue of BUST Magazine. It's for an article about the website deflowered memoirs.


UCLA Magazine cover!

I made this soft sculpture of UCLA's Royce Hall for UCLA Magazine. See it on the cover of the April 2010 issue, available in print in a few weeks!


The return of the girl, t-rex and unicorn, for my friend's daughter's birthday.


Life after college

It's great to be out!

My work is still up at Black Maria Gallery (until February 13) if you want to check it out in the plush.

Here's the new stuff for the show

replicas of a bic pen, a pencil and a pink pearl eraser. My plush payphone is also up for viewing.

I've also been featured in a couple of blogs, check them out as well!
Kitsune Noir


Group show next Friday!!

“I’m an Animal”

A group show featuring new work by fierce females

15 January 2010 – 13 February 2010

Opening Reception: Friday 15th January, 7:00 – 10:30pm

Black Maria Gallery: 3137 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm until 6pm (or by appointment)




-“I’m an Animal” Neko Case 2008

As the new decade begins it seems time to stop in the forest, stick our wet noses in the air and try to sense what’s approaching. Guest curator Aaron Smith says it’s a group of female artists that are moving fast, bringing with them imagery that is beastly and beautiful, funny and ferocious.

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Sarah Williamson, Mashanda Scott, Nicole Adee Dreyfuss, Connie Wong, Grace Kim, Brianna Harden, Saejean Oh, Alisha Amirkhanian, Shannon Freshwater and Daniaelle Simonsen are the young women who create work that is fearlessly candid and filled with the beauty and danger of nature.

Aaron Smith is a painter who has mounted several solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, with reviews in the Los Angeles Times, Art Ltd. and the Chicago Sun Times among others. He attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he is now an Associate Chair. He was the first Artist in Residence at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Black Maria Gallery: 3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90039

Tel: 323.660.9393 | web: http://blackmariagallery.com

Email: info@blackmariagallery.com