Bio

Born in 1982, Lloydminster, Canada

Lives and works in Riverside, CA

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

2002 – Fashion Design Diploma, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

Exhibits

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.

Projects

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

Private Collections

Newport Beach, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Scottsdale, AZ

New York, NY

Edmonton, Canada

London, England

Selected Press

“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