Adrianna Kinal

Bio

I'm a Canadian-born American fine artist.

After earning my degree in Fashion Design, and spending fifteen years in the Los Angeles fashion industry I decided to follow my childhood ambition of connecting my two passions for art and design. I can be found most days in my studio working on creating custom work for clients, publications and personal experiments.

As a fine artist I'm drawn to tactile details from my experience working in the fashion industry and applying them to my love of iconic portraiture.

Artist Statement

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.

 

Education

2003 – Fashion Design degree, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

 

Exhibits

2017 – Group Exhibit at RCAA Riverside, CA, USA

2017 – Group Exhibit Art That's Small at 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.

Private Collections

Newport Beach, CA

Los Angeles, CA

New York, NY

Edmonton, Canada

London, England