Glukkake.me is the website for artist Glukkake, aka Kiwi Z., aka Our Lady of Adhesives, and sometimes known simply as Melissa Dowell. She is a trained illustrator and currently considers herself a freelance tradesperson. She works for herself as a screenprinter, illustrator, and designer. She was a curator for Brooklyn-based art collective The Blood Dumpster, the set & prop designer for Dr. Sketchy’s NYC and creative coordinator for artist Molly Crabapple. She still manages Dr. Sketchy’s Headquarters, worldwide. Sometimes she moonlights as a web designer, having built a number of sites utilizing WordPress & ExpressionEngine platforms for multiple users and designed user interfaces for a number of small start-ups.

She is available to hire for hybrid portraits, t-shirt designs, silkscreen editions, event coordination, consulting for anything from tech to global franchise management and the occasional class on any number of art techniques. Contact her at glukkake@gmail.com


Exhibitions & Appearances:

$20 Art show, Con Artist, NYC July 2015
One Colour Textile workshop, Bushwick Print Lab, NYC Dec 2014
Two Colour Holiday Card workshop, Bushwick Print Lab, NYC Dec 2014
Handmade Pigments workshop, Bushwick Print Lab, NYC, Dec 2013
Nicolas Cage Art Show, SF + LA, 2014
Bushwick Print Lab’s “New Print” Group Exhibition, June 2013
Talk at NYU’s ITP program “Fandom: Pop Subculture in a Digital Age” on Dr. Sketchy’s, March 2013
Lost Horizons Night Market: Campfire Truck, NYC, March 2011
Art of the Tee: Bushwick Print Lab, NYC, Dec 2010
Baby Its Cold Outside: Blood Dumpster show & art auction, Fontana’s, NYC, Nov 2010
Pyrophilia: t.b.d., NYC June 2010
Dumpster of Love: t.b.d, NYC, Feb 2010
Visions: Local Project, NYC, Nov 2009
Salon: Behr-Thyssen Ltd, NYC, Oct 2009
Howl Festival, NYC, Sept 2008
The Umbrella Show, South Hampton, NY, May 2008
Renovation: Behr-Thyssen Ltd, NYC, May 2008
Post Apocalypse: Pochron Studios, NYC, Nov 2007
MOCCA Festival: Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art, NYC, June 2007
Group show: L’asso, NYC, July 2006


Press & Mentions:

http://www.artsyshark.com/2015/08/04/from-concept-to-market-one-artists-story/ – From Concept to Market, One Artist’s Story. Article spanning the creation of Narwhal BBQ Skewers to bringing them to wholesale.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/10/moma-acquires-occupy-wall-street-art-prints – Article on the Museum of Modern Art NYC’s purchase of the Occuprint portfolio, including my 5-colour print of Molly Crabapple’s MayDay illustration.
 – Interviewed by Jen Dziura about my management work with Molly Crabapple
http://www.underconsideration.com/fpo/archives/2012/10/damask-sugar-skulls.php – For Print Only coverage of Damask Sugar Skulls serigraph
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RTvu1gySObU – Nightline coverage of Most Expensive Burgers in NYC. I gilded the “Doucheburger” for 666 Burger in the segment
kimboekbinder.com – Release of artwork for her 3rd Chapter of the “Impossible Girl” CD – Featuring my illustration for the song “Rainbows and Unicorns”
Chinashop Mag – Artstars: Blood Dumpster – Interview about NYC Art Collective, The Blood Dumpster