Best Pop Culture Painter

Johannah O'Donnell

Staff Pick

Johannah O'Donnell

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Johannah O'Donnell doesn't show in Orlando often enough for our tastes anymore, having found a footing in the wider national market, but she's still an active participant in the Orlando art world, participating in group shows here and there and showing up for her colleagues at openings. This canny interpretrix of cultural (pop and otherwise) icons – from Patti Smith to Lil Bub, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Frida Kahlo, Prince to Princess Leia – combines meticulous brushwork and a brilliant color sense with a killer eye for nowness. She rocks our eyeballs, and we couldn't be prouder to claim her as our own.

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