Podcast: Interview with local Echo Park artist Monica “Malvi” Dollison

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Monica Dollison Malvi Echo Park
Mermaid study by Monica Dollison (with Echo Park influences).

In this episode of the Echo Park Podcast we interview Monica Dollison, long-time resident and artist from Echo Park, Los Angeles.

Monica is an Echo Park artist who is originally from Buenos Aires Argentina. She has worked at DreamWorks Feature Animation, Disney, ACME FilmWorks, and Animation WorldNetwork. She has also been a caricature artist at Universal Studios Hollywood. In this podcast, we discuss her works and their close connection to Echo Park. We also discuss various topics about Echo Park the neighborhood, and life in Los Angeles.

Malvi Dollison Echo Park
“Lotus Cries” by Monica Dollison.
Save Echo Park Napkin Art Monica dollison
“Save Echo Park” by Monica Dollison. Photo by @shotbyabel

Discussion Topics

The following list are things we discussed with Monica during the podcast. Click “play” above to listen to the conversation, or get it on-the-go on your smart phone through iTunes.

  • Who is Monica Dollison?
    • Origins (Argentina, and her family’s migration to Echo Park, Los Angeles)
    • Mixed culture
  • Echo Park Lake
    • Cuban Festival
    • Festivities/events at the park
    • Echo Park Lake make-over/renovation project and impact on neighborhood
Monice Dollison Echo Park
“Echoes of my Past” by Monica Dollison
Monica Dollison LA Municial Art Gallery
“Silent Whisper of the Mermaid” by Monica Dollison. Also displayed at the LA Municipal Art Gallery.

Topics Cotinued

  • How we came across Monica
  • Arts in Echo Park and Los Angeles
  • Monica’s Art
    • Schooling
    • Work
    • Thoughts on the evolution of art
    • Monica’s type of art
    • Monica’s art collection
    • Monica’s content
      • Portraits
      • Echo Park Lake lotuses
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“La Llorona” by Monica Dollison.

Learn More!

These images are only a sampling of Monica’s works in homes, on canvas, and in public. Visit the following links to see more of her work:

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