My name is Raeyn (previously known as Teresa Navajo) and life has been a roller coaster.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
TERESA NAVAJO, (B. 1982, USA)
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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
2016 Featured Emerging Artist at Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
2016 Pride and Passion. Tampa Museum of Art
2016 Mixtape curated by Chad Mize
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.
2019, OPUS - Jury member
2016 - 2019, Fringe Creatives - Founding member, Curator.
2019 Abstraction Today in Tampa Bay (Creative Loafing, Jennifer Ring)
2017 Television Appearance on DAYTIME TV (NBC/Syndicated) - How to Make an Art Journal
2016 Artists share work at new craft brewery (TBO, Laura Cone)
2016 Art Splash brings funky assortment of local art to Hidden Springs Ale Works (TBO, Ashley Reams Misretta)
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