Born in 1982, Lloydminster, Canada
Lives and works in Riverside, CA
My inspiration is drawn from many places, one of them being a deep curiosity for fashion. I may find inspiration while flipping through cultural magazines, watching a runway show - scanning for the latest street style trend, a peculiar “look”, or an unconventional beauty. These references and inspirations are reflected in my work.
My paintings are my expression, recordings of my take on what is popular in fashion today.
I recently became an American citizen and now am part of the American melting pot. What I find intriguing about the cultural diversity of my new country, is reflected in my work - how fashion performs as a form of communication and a visual symbol of one’s identity. I re-arrange visual symbols by cutting and editing elements of facial features from different ethnicities, various hairstyles and clothing styles collaging them to create revised compositions. From this re-mix, a new portrait is born becoming a new person, challenging known stereotypes, challenging expectations and ultimately creating my personal vision.
2002 – Fashion Design Diploma, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
2019 – Group Exhibit Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, USA
2018 – Group Exhibit Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Building Bridges Art Exchange Santa Monica, CA, USA
2017 – Group Exhibit RCAA Riverside, CA, USA
2017 – Group Exhibit Art That's Small at City Hall, City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
2016 – Group Exhibit RETHink Art Digital International Festival, Rethymno, Crete, Greece.
2015 – Solo Exhibit Fashion Art The Fashion Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2019, 2018, 2017 – Muse Showroom Commissioned Series, New York, NY
2018 – Chronicles of a Fashion Buyer Cover, New York, NY
2018 – Meraki Salon Commission, Corona, CA
2017 – iSalon App Design, San Francisco, CA
Newport Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
“Art and Life with Adrianna Kinal” Voyage LA 2019
“Adrianna Kinal Interview and Feature” BASIC Magazine 2019
“Muse Launches the Full Gemfields Collab” The Adventurine 2018
“Art Through the Eyes of Fashion” The Art Gorgeous 2017