"mixed media collage and assemblage artist and sculptor"
ARTIST BIO c 2 6 2 . 4 9 7 . 0 4 4 9 MINGA@BRANDONMINGA.COM Brandon Minga is a multidisciplinary artist practicing professionally for 16 years. He is currently the creator and a resident artist of the House of RAD (Resident Artist Doers). In addition to his own practice, Brandon owns and operates a small agency, the Mingadigm specializing in branding, identities, interiors, murals, and commissioned art.
Brandon attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where he received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Illustration, 2004. Since graduating, he has spoken on alumni panels and has taught as a guest instructor at MIAD. His work with students motivated Brandon to volunteer as a mentor to underprivileged teens through Hanson Dodge’s On-Ramp MKE program. Those interactions have inspired his love for making art that engages people of all ages and backgrounds.
Brandon’s artwork reaches the public through a variety of channels, with emphasis on community-minded projects – and while the majority of his work has been primarily exhibited throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, it has been showcased nationally and internationally as well. Locally, he has been elected to complete a 27’x15’ 3D mixed-media mural for the Black Cat Alley public art space and has been a two-time finalist in the Pfister Hotel Artist and Residency program. Brandon’s impact at the new Fiserv Forum was two-fold - not only was he chosen, along with 31 other artists, to create a mixed-media triptych art piece for the Milwaukee Bucks Collection, but his work was also debuting at the Candy Lab store where he created all of the wall, floor, and lollipop graphics. Live art events have also played a big part in Brandon’s career. He has enjoyed creating live for various nonprofits such as Open Canvas, Feeding America, and Arte Para Todos. Notably, Brandon worked with American Family Insurance live painting every day of Summerfest’s 50th Anniversary, and he completed a painting with XQ Super School Project in which the local community was able to interact and paint along with him. Brandon’s most important work is currently with America’s Black Holocaust Museum where he has created and art directed all of the graphics from production, through print and installation.