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Hello! My name is Evie Yapelli, aka Show Pigeon. I’m a Lowbrow Pop Revival artist based in Southern California. I’m a tattooer, painter, and maker of Pigeon the Kewp Doll.

I own and operate Show Pigeon Tattoo in Orange, CA. I’m the solo full time artist there and I occasionally host folks for tattoo guest spots, popup shops, and charitable events. I also regularly collaborate on objects and apparel. Artists and companies I’ve worked with include:

I’ve also had the honor of working with non-profit organizations as a hired illustrator and through tattoo-based fundraising, art donation, and volunteering. Groups I’ve worked with include:

In my home life I collect kewpies and copies of Alice in Wonderland, I have a wonderful talented husband, and I love my cats. You can follow my day-to-day work and peeks of my life at @showpigeon on instagram.

PUBLICATIONS:

There is No Other Way to Worship Them, author Samuel Snoek-Brown, Blue Cactus Press, 2018 - cover artist

Under the Skin: Tattoo Culture and Style, SendPoints Publishing, 2018 - featured artist

Tattoo Street Style, author Alice Snape, Ebury Books, 2018 - featured artist

Pigeon the Kewp Doll: a paper doll coloring book, self published, 2016 - artist and author

Pandaemonium, Out of Step Books, 2016 - contributing artist

Slithers and Scales, Out of Step Books, 2016 - contributing artist

Enchanted, Out of Step Books, 2016 - contributing artist

ABC: Tattoo Artists Illustrate the Alphabet, Out of Step Books, 2015 - contributing artist

Meows and Roars, Out of Step Books, 2015 - contributing artist

Black and White, Out of Step Books, 2014 - contributing artist

Feathers of Inspiration, Out of Step Books, 2014 - contributing artist

Excavate, Out of Step Books, 2014 - contributing artist

 

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS:

Bootleg Cartoonz: new paintings by Show Pigeon - Unlisted, Santa Ana CA, July 2019

Kewpie Dolls and Other Treasures: art by Show Pigeon - Unlisted, Santa Ana CA, August 2018

Spitshade and Fancywork: Victorian themed paintings by Evie Yapelli hand framed by Vanessa Gaston - Laguna Ink Spot & Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, July 2015

TattooPOP!: vintage inspired paintings by Evie Yapelli - Laguna Ink Spot & Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, August 2014

RETROspective: works by Evie Yapelli - Laguna Ink Spot & Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, May 2013

As Issued's featured artist at the SOBECA Art Walk - The Lab, Costa Mesa CA, February 2013

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Skin to Canvas - Out of Step Gallery, Eugene OR, August 2019

Mercado Los Olvidados 3 - Pskaufman, Los Angeles CA, September 2018

Gettin' Puggy in Kentuggy - Block Party Handmade, Louisville KY, August 2018

Tattoo: An Exhibition - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles CA, November 2017 - April 2018

Mercado Los Olvidados 2 - Pskaufman, Los Angeles CA, September 2017

One With the Force - Mos Isley Gallery and Cantina, Huntington Beach CA, May 2017

SEEDS - The Frida Cinema, Santa Ana CA, January 2017

Spectacular - Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, July 2016

Oz Works - Laguna Ink Spot & Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, October 2015

Tattoo Flash - Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, September 2015

Doom and Gloom - DooGallery, Atlanta GA, May 2014

Skulls - Laguna Ink Spot & Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, January 2014

Spellbound - Echoes Under Sunset, Los Angeles CA, March 2014

Fortunes Told - Laguna Ink Spot & Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, November 2013

Small Works - Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA, September 2013

Kulture Klash - The Queen Mary, Long Beach CA, June 2013

Sans Culottes, A Valentine Show - Butterfat Studios, Chicago IL, February 2011