Verisart Certificate of Authenticity
- release date: march 18th, 2022
edition size: 50
- dimensions: 8 x 10 in / 20.23 x 25.40 cm
- medium: archival pigment print on 290gsm fine art paper
- provenance: hand-signed & numbered by melissa villaseñor with certificate of authenticity from verisart
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about this art
"There's a few meanings for this one. My ex-boyfriend had two little boys and I would mail them letters and I would put tons of stickers all over them. And he sent me a video of when they open up their letters and the little one was putting the stickers I sent all over his face. I just thought that was really cute.
Then the other meaning for this piece is that a lot of times that my job at Saturday Night Live, it’s a really competitive environment, and it's just hard to squeeze your voice in when there's so many amazing, talented people. I'm pretty sensitive, and I get a little lost and confused, and this is even without the show, this has always been the case with me and the journey. So I felt like I wanted to draw some little kid that kind of looks like a Shel Silverstein cartoon. You know in school they would put stickers on your homework if you did a good job, or if you're special or something. I just said well, what if the kid just puts them all over himself? Like, fuck em, I’m my favorite!” - Melissa Villaseñor
Melissa Villaseñor is a stand-up comedian, actress, and impressionist who broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. Melissa has voiced characters for Toy Story 4, Wreck It Ralph 2, Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.!, Fox’s American Dad and Family Guy. She has also filmed episodes for Comedy Central’s Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, HBO’s Crashing and Barry, Freeform’s Alone Together, and of course Saturday Night Live. Most recently, you can catch her as herself on Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and cat owner Karen in Netflix’s Hubie Halloween.
Melissa made her start as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent”, and has continued to tour internationally - headlining stand-up comedy clubs and theaters for the past 10 years.