Lindsey Millikan was born and raised in Texas but now resides in the San Francisco, California. Her undergraduate studies began at University of Missouri-St. Louis and were completed at Texas State University-San Marcos with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008. Lindsey completed her graduate studies with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in 2012. Currently she is working as a freelance artist/muralist for Prairie Prince Studios and Attitudinal Healing Connection as well as a Design Consultant/Store Manager for Photograph and Frame in San Francisco.
In the past few years, Lindsey has had a solo show, been in a number of group shows, worked on murals for the nonprofit and private sector in the Bay Area, painted private commissions as well as worked on large-scale set design for Shania Twain’s Vegas Tour at Caesar’s Palace. Lindsey is passionate about creating and fostering a vibrant artist community which has led to her partnering with Joel Millikan and curating several group shows of emerging talent through subLEVEL Art. A large past recent series of oil paintings focused on the ignored and disregarded elements of city life in the style of contemporary realism. While this subject matter is still prevalent in her street art under the name MILLI, the artist’s solo show in Fall of 2013 s at D-Structure focused on the ethereal power of music and elusive nature of time. In addition, the artist is currently working on a series for a Solo Exhibition in 2014 at EBMUD Headquarters that will highlight the artist’s growing passion for painting wildlife in a contemporary realism style that merges the bold color palette of street art with her academic training of rendering in the tradition of the Old Masters.