My Labbit: Up For Auction

July 20, 2011

My Labbit is up for auction right now at the link below.  The auction ends in 2 days.


Shinoda “Alice In Wonderland” Vinyl Collectible

January 11, 2011
This is my new vinyl collectible as part of the Mad Hatter project: a vinyl figure that’s one part Alice, one part Oyakodon (a painting from my “Glorious Excess Dies” show), and one part trashy Halloween costume.
From The MINDStyle blog:

First Look: Alice By Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda

“You go through so many things as a child, then you grow up and discover that none of that stuff mattered, except for the impression it made on your mind.”

– Joan Walton Callaso

Take four of today’s most talented artists and visualizers, one of the all-time great Disney classics “Alice In Wonderland” celebrating its 60th anniversary next year, and inspiration from directors Tim Burton’s blockbuster film version… MINDstyle is proud to present a first look at Disney’s Mad Hatter Project. Alice by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda combines his interpretation and vision based on the classic, blended with an edge of Burton and fused with his own original painting. Sculpted by Dave Cortes from Inu Art Studio, the highly detailed Alice and Rabbit presents a world of imagination. Plans are in the works for the launch in 2011 in celebration of the classic animation anniversary!


My Hello Kitty Painting, Art Basel

December 5, 2010

With Art Basel finishing up, and the Hello Kitty show coming to a close, I thought I’d show you what my piece ended up looking like. I called it “Hello Vishnu,” obviously.

Edit: I realize you guys don’t all know my sense of humor, but rest assured that this painting isn’t about the Hindu religion nor our Indian fans at all–just for the record. We love our fans in India and hope to see you on tour in the future.


More True Self @ Jonathan LeVine

October 21, 2009

I’m headed to NYC for the private opening of “True Self” at Jonathan Levine. Above is a small detail of the piece I did…Gary asked each artist to do a piece that represents themselves in some way, although not necessarily a self-portrait. Mine is a little bit like a painted doodle…it’s like what I would draw on a notepad next to a hotel phone if I was on a long call (except in paint instead of ballpoint ink). With that said, I called it “DoodleBrain.”

Other True Self participating artists: Adam Wallacavage, Alex Prager, Amor Muñoz, Boris Hoppek, Christian Clayton, Cleon Peterson, Dalek, Dave Cooper, David Sandlin, Deedee Cheriel, Eric White, Esther Pearl Watson, Fons Schiedon, Frieda Gossett, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Gerard Dubois, Gretchen Ryan, James Jean, Jonathon Rosen, Korin Faught, Lauren Bergman, Leah Hayes, Lola, The London Police, Luke Chueh, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Mark Todd, Martha Rich, Mike Shinoda, Miso, Natalia Fabia, Orly Cogan, Ray Caesar, Rob Clayton, Robin VanValkenburgh, Ron English, Ryan Heshka, Ryan Jacob Smith, Shag, Shannon Freshwater, Tim Biskup, Travis Lampe. Sounds like a good show.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 24, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY



Ron English / Michael Lau Godfather Show

July 17, 2009


Just a reminder about the “Family Tradition” Art Exhibition Curated by Ron English, coming to Los Angeles this Sunday…Defining a vision through re-imagining one of the great motion picture films of all time: THE GODFATHER. Featuring the art of known Hitmen!!!

Official Art Toy Launch
The Godfather
Michael Lau x MINDstyle
Art Toy Collectible Figure

Meeting Place West:
Los Angeles
Sunday, July 19th, 2009
4:00PM to 8:00PM
De La Barracuda Gallery

Meeting Place East:
New York
Friday, September 18, 2009
8:00PM to 11:00PM
New York Showroom

I have a piece for sale in this show, for anyone who is interested. If you’re not in the L.A. area, but you’re interested in the piece, contact De La Barracuda Gallery.

For more info on the show, go to: