Millennial Garden: A Solo Show by Abi Mustapha

Friday, March 1 – Saturday, April 13, 2024

Reception: March 1st, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: March 9, 1:30-3pm


Millennial Garden: A journey through the hopes, dreams and fears that grow in the garden of millennial minds.


From the Artist:

“Millennial Garden” is a captivating portrait show that explores the multifaceted lives, dreams, and aspirations of millennials through a semi pop surrealist lens. I invite you to experience my imagination and introspection of this dynamic generation. I will share colorful portraits born out of dreams and awkward moments, as well as a very personal series of digital collages inspired by my love of Oracle and Tarot decks. In “Millennial Garden,” I hope to elicit a though provoking window into the heart and soul of the millennial spirit, capturing the diverse range of emotions, hopes, and struggles that define this era.



About the Artist:

Hello.  My name is Abi Mustapha. I’m a Sierra Leonean-American artist based in Santa Cruz California.  Graphite, charcoal, acrylic and oil paint have been my preferred mediums although the freedom of digital illustration, graphic design and mural work are quickly beginning to compete with my studio practice.

I have been showing work as a full time Artist in the bay area since 2013. My work has been exhibited in several galleries and museums in the Midwest and Bay Area including the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, The Richmond Art Center, Garret Museum of Art, and Joyce Gordon Gallery among others.

Born in Indiana, I am also a graduate of Indiana University earning a BA in Political Science with an emphasis in sustainability and a passion for permaculture. Outside of the studio I enjoy camping, traveling the world and snuggling up with a book when I can. I was the 2020 Santa Cruz Museum or Art and History artist in residence.