Actress Alia Shawkat can officially add artist to her resume after landing her own gallery exhibition in Los Angeles.

The Arrested Development star's colourful drawings have gone on display at the Known Gallery and she admits her sketches are aimed at making people laugh.

She tells the Huffington Post, "I think any kind of art form should be funny, even when something is what we deem dramatic. Anything that is honest can be laughed at."

The art display runs until 28 September (13).