Miss Octopie was born in Texas in 1990, but mostly grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. She has had a strong fascination with drawing and storytelling ever since she was a young child. Growing up inspired by 90’s cartoons, Japanese pop culture, and the colorful street fashions of Harajuku, she discovered her passion in the art movement of “kawaii” ( かわいい ), meaning “lovable” or “cute”. After completing her BFA from Cameron University in 2013, she quickly went on to start building her own “kawaii” artist brand from the ground up.
Miss Octopie’s work has been nationally exhibited at galleries such as the Leslie Powell, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Bear and Bird Boutique & Gallery, Museum of the Great Plains, the Champagne Room, and Bedford Gallery. Originally starting out with only traditional and digital paintings, she has since expanded into transforming her whimsical art into fashion, accessories, toys and other merchandise. Miss Octopie has traveled from coast to coast to advertise and sell her artist goods at a multitude of art festivals and conventions. She has even been invited as a Featured Guest at A-Kon, the second largest Japanese pop culture convention in the US. There she provided her brand’s clothing to dress models in the A-Kon J-Fashion Show. She currently lives and works in Lawton, Oklahoma.