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About
Reinilda Blair

"As a Dominican artist, my work is inspired by the vibrant colors and rich cultural heritage of my homeland. I strive to create visionary pieces that transport the viewer to a different realm, one where imagination and reality intersect. My use of bold hues and bold brushstrokes reflects the energy and spirit of the Caribbean, while also exploring deeper themes such as identity, heritage, and the human experience. Through my art, I hope to provoke thought and inspire emotion in the viewer, encouraging them to see the world in new and exciting ways. My ultimate goal is to create art that is not only visually striking, but also meaningful and impactful"

-Reinilda Blair

 

 

 

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Artist Bio:

Reinilda Blair is a visionary artist currently residing in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, who was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. She creates colorful, dynamic works of art that are deeply personal and reflective of her experiences. After a near-death experience, Blair began to channel her emotions and spiritual insights into her artwork, resulting in a body of work that is both powerful and transformative. She strives to create visionary pieces that transport the viewer to a different realm, one where imagination and reality intersect.

With over twenty years of painting techniques, Reinilda combines real-world imagery with an individualistic style unique to the artist which she calls "stylized realism." She uses dry-brushing, washing, and detailing to achieve her signature blended look. She also uses multimedia materials, such as clay, holographic and glimmer paints to express her unique vision. Reinilda's art has been featured at Future Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Alpharetta Arts Center, and most recently at her solo show at Arts Clayton Gallery.

Artist Statement:

Rooted in my Dominican heritage, my art is a dynamic exploration of diverse cultures, intricately weaving narratives that celebrate life. Confronting the inevitability of death, harmonizing with the wonders of nature, and delving into the essence of being human and spirit.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Transcendence: Illumination Life, Death and The Future Through Visionary Art, Arts Clayton Gallery, Atlanta, Ga, 2023

Group Exhibitions:

  • Art and Jazz Souiree, Buckhead Art Company, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • Bountiful Earth, Avondale Arts Alliance, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • Souls Ablaze, UUCATL, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • Pollinators, ArtsXchangeATL, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • Celebration of Arts, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • EmpowerHer, Emma Darnell Aviation Center, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • Earth Bound, Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, Ga, 2024

  • COI 17, City of Ink, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • God’s Muse, City of Ink, Atlanta, Ga, 2024

  • Dia De Los Muertos Event, City of Hapeville, Ga, 2023

  • North Fulton NAACP Gala, Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, Ga, 2023

  • RAGE, The Bakery Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga, 2023

  • Articulate ATL, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, Ga, 2023

  • Art and Jazz Gala, The Gathering Spot, Atlanta, Ga, 2023

  • Paint The Town, Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, Ga, 2023

  • FDA Freshman Class, Future Gallery, Atlanta, Ga, 2023

  • Juneteenth Art Show, Future Gallery, Atlanta, Ga, 2022

  • Juneteenth Art Show, Alpharetta Arts Center, Ga, 2022

  • Paint The Town, Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, Ga, 2022

  • Let’s Face It, Alpharetta Arts Center, Alpharetta, Ga, 2021

Murals:

  • Green Harmony Crosswalk Mural, Alpharetta Community Center, Alpharetta, Ga, 2023

  • Painting My Roots Mural, Bonao, Dominican Republic, 2022

  • Wonderland Skaters Window Mural, The Avalon Alpharetta, Alpharetta, Ga, 2021

  • Your Dream World Collaborative Mural, The Bakery Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga, 2021

  • Floral Staircase Mural, Ali at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga, 2021

  • Abstract Collaborative Mural, Ali at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga, 2021

Publications:

Awards and Honors:

  • 3rd Place, Pollinators Juried Show, ArtsXchangeATL, 2024

  • 2nd Place En Plein Air Competition, Paint the Town, Alpharetta Arts Center, 2023

Professional Memberships:

  • Arts Alpharetta Non-Profit, 2021-

    • Outdoor Art Committee

    • Gallery Curating Committee

    • Crosswalk Initiative Manager

    • Marketing Committee

  • Portrait Society of Atlanta, 2024

  • Arte Georgia Creatives, 2024

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