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My name is Raeyn (previously known as Teresa Navajo) and life has been a roller coaster.

BLOGGING
I was once part of that OG blogger society. I maintained a fashion/lifestyle blog (est. 2010) pretty much daily and eventually, through sponsorships, it became my full time gig. When my grandmother passed away I took a step back from blogging, dealing with all of those hard feelings publicly was very difficult for me and I can now candidly say there was not really a way to slap a “happiness filter” onto the severe depression I was battling at the time. I turned to painting and kept that to myself for many years. Fast forward to the end of 2015 - I started making so much art that I wanted to be in art shows. So I applied to every show I could and now Im making art all the time and show my work frequently.

ART
I am a self taught artist. I mostly work with ink and watercolor now, but I also enjoy time spent with acrylics and other mixed mediums where I like to work abstractly. My artwork focuses on insects (mostly pollinators). I draw inspiration from vintage postcards and encyclopedias and often have a scientific/entomological feel to my illustrations. Nature is my constant muse, insects at the forefront because they hold a subtle beauty and while they may go unnoticed to many, they impact our daily lives so tremendously.

BEER
In addition to my insect art, you may recognize my abstract artwork on many of the cans (in national/international distribution) for Untitled Art Brewing. I am also the face of “One, Two” a Strawberry Cider by (in national/international distribution) Slim Pickens Cider + Mead.

To connect with me: teresanavajo@gmail.com

 

TERESA NAVAJO, (B. 1982, USA)

TERESANAVAJO@GMAIL.COM | WWW.TERINAVAJO.COM 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019, The Portico

  • 2019, Industrious Luxury Co-Working Space

  • 2018, Bamboozle Café

  • 2018, The Blind Tiger

  • 2016, The Bunker in Ybor

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 Visions of Venus. Venus in Orbit + the St. Pete Women’s Collective

  • 2019 After the Oil Spill: Life Below the Surface and Visions of Local Artists. USF Marine Sciences/Deep Water Horizon

  • 2018 Art from the Fringe. MOSI

  • 2018 W.I.T.C.H (Woman in total control of herself). SubCentral Events

  • 2018, OPUS

  • 2016 Featured Emerging Artist at Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

  • 2016 Pride and Passion. Tampa Museum of Art

  • 2016 Mixtape curated by Chad Mize

TEACHING

  • 2017 - Present, Tampa Museum of Art

  • 2018, GOLDEN PAINTS Encaustic Effects (Acrylic Mediums) Workshop

  • 2018, Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics + Mediums Painting Workshop

  • 2018, Imagine Museum

  • 2002 - Present, Private Art Lessons, Group Art Retreats and Workshops.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

  • 2019, OPUS - Jury member

  • 2016 - 2019, Fringe Creatives - Founding member, Curator.

PUBLISHED

ADDITIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2018 Creative Loafing's BEST OF THE BAY WINNER - Best person to get your art on walls for free. 

  • 2017 Creative Loafing's BEST OF THE BAY - 1st Runner Up, Best Gallery (Non Museum)

  • 2016 Radio segment appearance on 88.5 WMNF, ART IN YOUR EAR

  • 2016 Founder of FRINGE CREATIVES