Born in Guatemala, lived in Norway, in New York City, Kenya and now living temporarily in Taiwan. I illustrate and paint weird characters with a very humoristic side. I have exhibited in Guatemala, Oslo, London, Ontario, California, New York, Brooklyn, Long Island City, California, Baja California, Mombasa, Berlin and Taipei.
I am also one of the founding members of El Chiltepe, an on-line magazine that showcases new and innovate work by a variety of international artists and aimed for Latin Americans. I am also part of BC Colectivo where Guatemalan photographer Chinitas Yon and I create installations, videos and mixed media art exploring society and the social issues around it.
Trained visual artist and photographer, studied at the Zurich University of the Arts (subject area: photography and new media). Worked as visual artist in Sidney/Australia and as in-house-artist for Freeform Design Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia. Various murals and projects in Switzerland, the US, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.
Highlights so far: painting a car, a truck, a boat, the “Berlin Wall” and big murals such as the Monitoring Station at Teufelsberg in Berlin. Different exhibitions: Grafik12/13/14, Streetart.Limited, Attic Gallery, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, Xposure Gallery, Sidney/Australien and so on. Commissioned artworks for SBB, LafargeHolcim and private collectors.
Swiss-Finnish artist based in Zürich
Since her childhood Taina makes the world a more colorful place. with innovative ideas she always uses new techniques to express herself.
She is full of ideas, colorful and always a bit different
„I love : smiles, dots and stripes, triangles and tri-forces, happy monsters with teeth, bright colors, collecting things (and put them in order), making something new from something old, finding weird objects, comics, manga, star wars, Zelda, rainbows and my family .“
Pop-art, street-art, urban art, assemblage, collage, comic, objects…..and often mixes them together.
With over 50 exhibitions and sold pictures all over the world, she is one to keep an eye on !