Mike Parillo

b. 1972, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Mike Parillo is a self-taught, Los Angeles-based artist. An icon in the action sports industry, Parillo’s bright, graphic compositions refine his signature vocabulary of symbols, colors and concepts into a more definite narrative.

Mike Parillo began his career as an avid snowboarder who lived in the mountains of Big Bear, California when the sport was still in its infancy. In the early 1990s, he developed a passion for painting. This caused him to shift behind the scenes of the action sports industry, and he spent the next decade of his life working in commercial and fine arts in both Los Angeles, CA and Prague, Czech Republic. He relocated to Jackson, Wyoming in 2008 to focus on fine art, and recently re-settled in Los Angeles.

Parillo’s paintings and digital works are best characterized as concentrated mini-modules of graphic abstract and representational motifs.


Selected Shows


Reckless Optimism | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA

Watch What you See | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA
Straight To The Head | 210 AR4T Space | Laguna Beach, CA

Mike Parillo | 128 La Brea Volcom Store | Los Angeles, CA


Neon Daze & Winter Waves | CES Contemporary | Los Angeles, CA
Burst | CES Contemporary | Los Angeles, CA

Future Tense| CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA
Pink And Dangerous | ArtPadSF | San Francisco, CA
SCOPE NYC 2013 | New York, NY

Clique | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA
Continue to Continue | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA
Another Sunrise in Outerspace | T.T.R. Gallery | Leucadia, CA

SLASH | CES Contemporary | Laguna Beach, CA
Use Me | Scion Installation LA | Culver City, CA
Girls vs. Boys | 210 ART Space | Laguna Beach, CA

How Many Dreams In The Dark | Traveling Show | WA / OR / CA / NY, USA

High Plains Drifters | Innsbruck, Austria

Art On Foam | Space Junk | Grenoble, France