Today we’d like to introduce you to Reyna Noriega.
Reyna, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was born into a household of pre-millennial millennials. My mom was a make-up artist, model and teacher while my dad was an ex-pro baseball player turned freelance designer so as a young girl, I was so enamored with living an artists’ lifestyle even though at the time I thought I couldn’t draw at all. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school I was introduced to photography and shortly after drawing and painting. I was fearful of an art career and its success rate so I studied psychology in college at FIU with plans of merging art and therapy but shortly after graduating I was offered a position teaching art at the high-school level. The curriculum forced me to dive deeper into my art and thoroughly learn graphic design. I found d a flow I had not been able to find on my own with the nonjudgmental support of my students that loved to see me create alongside them. I then began to pay closer attention to what projects made me feel good and I found it was those that would inspire healing and change within myself, my audience and the world around me.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I do a lot of everything lol. Photography: editorial, commercial along with more personal documentary projects. Visual arts: drawing painting and illustration. Graphic design: logos, branding material and more. And very recently fell in love with animation. Oh, and writing g of course, my first love. Fiction and nonfiction.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Easier in my opinion! There are so many tools available to us now to help us grow our audience and make a living. Etsy, social media, YouTube. Even automating posts through scheduling app so your content stays current while you work on other things. It’s all about being intentional about what you post and engaging with your audience! Going viral is cool but building a connection with your followers will help you build your own little army of people that appreciate your content and will share with others.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
www.reynanoriega.com & by following me on social media ( @reynanoriega_ ) to stay updated on all my projects and I love receiving input and being able to help other aspiring artists that want to make a living from their work.
- Website: www.reynanoriega.com
- Phone: 3055861458
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/reynanoriega_
- Facebook: facebook.com/reyna.noriega
- Twitter: twitter.com/reynasnoriega
- Other: reynanoriega.myportfolio.com