Jatohn "Nikki" Rideoux, is the creator behind Carinae Canvases. A 29 year old Chicago native who grew up on the south side and now lives in Humboldt Park. Nikki pulls inspiration from her own life as a black woman growing up in Chicago. Using layering of acrylic and different mediums on canvas, Nikki showcases stories of women, Afro-centric culture and Chicago through her work.
Corona Roman aka @stabcasket is a Chicago based Latinx tattoo artist, visual artist and designer. Raised on loud music, cartoons, and children’s advertising, Stabcasket’s visuals resonate that of an exposure to too much television and need for adhd medication all neatly wrapped in an aesthetically pleasing form whether it be on skin, paper or clothing
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Her passion for art started back when she was a little girl. She taught herself how to draw and sold her drawings to her classmates for a dollar. Over the years her creativity and talent has grown. Nakia recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Landscape Design at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. There she learned how to make 3D models and other art forms. She is most known for her animation/cartoon paintings. Nakia is also the owner of upcoming brand ‘B.Y.E. : Be Yourself Everyday’. It’s all about encouraging people to be proud of what makes them unique from others through different forms of artwork.
Rachel ‘MoonPerl’ Perlman has been creating visual art since she was old enough to hold a pencil, and over the years has explored through many different mediums and subjects. current works are focused on abstract movement and the human brain. Recently having brain surgery has left her with many physical limitations so this exploration is very personal, and empowering to create while navigating the ins and outs of recovery and still being able to hold onto the ability to draw and paint. These current series explore movement in a very simple, clean way. She believes using bold colors can communicate everyone’s right to celebrate being alive and that no matter how terrifying something may be, you can still bring light to it. When words fail, art tells a story and Rachel believes everyone has their own story that deserves to be told in whatever form they choose. Art is therapy and therapy is a damn good thing!
When 25 year old Athena Noelle isn't drunkenly yelling her way through life, she's splattering paint on things. While binging copious amounts of David Attenborough narrated documentaries, her gothic "Burton-esque" style creatures come to life. Athena uses inks, watercolor, and acrylics to give a glimpse into her obscure view of the world."I may be one quarter life crisis away from selling my possessions and living in a house boat, but you better believe I'm bringing my cat and my paints with!"
Moira Hyatt (23) is a Chicago based visual artist and the creator of ARIOM Fine Art & Graphic Design. She has 12 years working with traditional media and 7 years with the digital arts. She draws inspiration from her own struggles with mental health, creating highly emotional pieces."I'm a fuckin' Cliche, but I love what I do. It helps me deal with my bullshit in a healthy-ish way, and I get to be weird af while I do it." By day Moira works as a Graphic Designer/Marketing Associate and spends her free time creating artwork and showcasing her work in galleries.
Keyana “Key” Scott is a contemporary visual artist based in Chicago who works mainly in drawing and painting, but consistently experiments with unconventional materials and found objects. Key’s art making allows her to speak to the world through a lens that she finds only accessible through art. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, her mission is to democratize art and encourage her audience to empower themselves by creating because for her, every creation is a reconnection with self, a transcendence and an act of resistance.
My name is Hollie Davis and I studied art and women’s studies in college at Denison University. My art is passionately the story of communities of all kinds. I am a contemporary artist from Chicago exploring issues of identity through storytelling. Diverse representations of beauty is the signature of my work as well as powerful use of color. My goals in the next five years as an artist is to show in multiple regions of the US and participate in a residency in Ghana, Morocco, or Brazil. Artists that influence me include Gerald Griffin, Joyce Owens, Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Bisa Butler, and Carrie Mae Weems. My work in a nutshell? Colorful, authentic, and impactful.