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Some Things About Mitzie

Mitzie and her son Alec at the Syracuse, NY Fun In Space Show, where her painting earned an honorable mention.


Photo credit: Steve Nyland

Mitzie painting little faces.


Photo credit: Kelly Wilcox

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and now live and work in beautiful Syracuse, NY. In 2008, I earned my bachelor of fine arts, Summa cum laude and with multiple honors, from Tyler School of Art, Temple University where I studied graphic and interactive design as well as illustration.

During my day job, my illustrations and graphic design work are used on packaging, products, marketing materials, and point of purchase displays. On the side, I continue to paint and illustrate with both traditional media (ink, water colors and gouache) as well as Procreate with Apple Pencil.


I participate in many juried local art shows and I also have a line of note cards offered exclusively at Gallery 54. If you are interested in licensing any of my art, please email me!

For information about my professional design background, please view my LinkedIn profile.



2019 We The Women, Poster Exhibit, African American Museum of Philadelphia, PA
2019 Cool August, Gallery At the Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY

2019 Sum Arts, Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse, NY
2019 You Can Mend the Wires, Gallery at the Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY
2019 Gallery 54, featured artist, Skaneateles, NY

2019 Public Arts Task Force Snow Show, Syracuse, NY
2018 Fall for Syracuse, Syracuse Co-Works Space, Syracuse, NY
2018 SUM Art Gallery, Group Show
2018 Solo exhibit: Paint Me Another, Maxwell Memorial Library, Camillus, NY
2016-17 Natur-Tyme Gallery, Dewitt, NY
2016 Sum Art 2016, Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse, NY
2014 Group exhibit: Symbols of Powerful Experiences, Syracuse, NY
2013 Solo exhibit: Her Day, Maxwell Memorial Library, Camillus, NY
2013 Group exhibit: Drawn Digital, Syracuse Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY
2012 Artists Design for Freedom, CNY Freedom Makers, Syracuse, NY


The Poster House Museum, NYC
The U.S. National Library of Medicine, from the History of Medicine
The Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


2017 Fun In Space, Gallery at the Technology Garden, honorable mention
2016 3 x 3 Illustration Shows No. 13, honorable mention
2016 Graphis Design Annual 2016, logo design (via 21xDesign)

2016 Stampington & Co., The Color Studio

2016 Artist Spotlight, Ann Troe

2016 Friday Favorite, Mixed Media Map Art, Mary Nasser Art

2016 Posters for Nepal, Meet the Artists

2015 Creative Quarterly 39: Runner Up, illustration
2015 Art Against Ebola, BBC Ebola

2014 American Graphic Design Award, cover co-illustration
2014 Ebola Posters Go Viral, Print Magazine
2014 Design Work Life, Alliteration Inspiration: Zoos & Zzzs
2014 Graphic Design Solutions, 4th and 5th Editions
2012 CMYK Magazine Issue 53, illustration


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design
Tyler School of Art/Temple University
• Graduated with a 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Lade, Top 5 Portfolio
• President’s Scholar: Temple University
• Art Directors Club of New York: Michael Schrom scholarship
• Type Directors Club of New York: scholarship award