Raised in a blood-and-beyond family consisting of people from numerous cultures, Milan’s crossing with various traditions inspired her to explore artworks from all over the world through research and travel. Her work is a reflection of the unique characteristics found in culture-specific artworks, particularly observing color choice, pattern, and bold shapes. Milan studied Design at University of California, Davis, as well as the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she found tools to further refine and develop her artwork.
Coming from a background in pyrography (wood burning artwork), Milan has now expanded to more mediums of artwork, to which she applies her bold, crisp aesthetic. Her work is consistently rhythmic and simple. In effort to connect with viewers, she captivates by incorporating pattern, selective color variety, symbols, and minimal detail. The unmistakable simplicity of Milan’s work aims to relay a clear message. Her work is modern in it’s stamp-like resemblance to pop-art, while classic in its reference to traditional patterns and symbolism. Milan’s art has now become less about viewing pleasure, and more about the power of connection between the artist and the viewer.