Recent Emmy® winners Eryn Krueger Mekash and Mike Mekash will be joining us from the USA to appear on the Main Stage, as well as get involved in some of the event’s other features.
Mike Mekash celebrated an Emmy win in September 2017 for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for his work on ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’, to add to his roll call of 12 previous Emmy nominations and 4 Emmy wins for ‘The Normal Heart’ (for non-prosthetic makeup), and ‘American Horror Story’ in both prosthetic and non-prosthetic categories.
Mike has had a passion for art since he was a kid. He started his career as a graphic artist in Washington state for the skateboard and snowboard industry. After getting the call to go to Los Angeles in 2000 to be the lead designer for Tinsley Studio, he began the next phase of his career, drawing tattoos for film and television shows. After hard work parlaying his skills as an artist into becoming a makeup artist, he has had the pleasure of working on such films as ‘John Carter’, ‘Iron Man 2’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and recently, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2’.
He continues to design tattoos and skateboard graphics from his home studio in Burbank, California. He also still enjoys an occasional skate session.
Shown here are some recent personal snaps from Mike along with some of his brilliantly disturbing work created with the team on ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’, which we featured in issue #3 of Prosthetics Magazine.