Tina Alberni is a semiabstract artist.
Her bi-cultural heritage and upbringing weave throughout the fabric of her art.
The themes of her work are rooted in hope and survival. Overall, her framework joins layers of techniques and materials, fusing geometry, color, and symbolism to complete her narrative.
Though her process is intentional and rational, her creative journey flows through intuition. The constant push and pull between instinct and logic provides endless discoveries and fun surprises which eventually culminate into a final, unanticipated creation.
A responsibility she feels deeply about?
Bringing awareness and igniting conversation and improved behaviors about the systemic impact of technology and caustic human behavior on all life on the planet. As she sees it, living beings are disappearing because of climate change. Climate change is happening at a faster pace than ever, because of urbanism. Technology enables mass urbanism. Ultimately, technology is overloading humanity with information, filtering experiences, and removing us further and further away from nature.
What subject currently drives her work?
Plights of endangered animals and all other living beings whose current predicaments underscore how chaos, urbanism, information glut, and virtual reality alter how we experience life.
She starts with a subject to research, gathers information, and determines how that subject associates within the big picture of current issues either relevant to her personally or the world. This initial phase is introspective and healing and provides her with ammunition to bring to light issues that need change.
Acts of repetition and patterning are continuous during her creative journey. They help keep her centered and get some sense of calm amidst current world chaos.
One example of this process manifesting in her current body of work is meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, repetitive and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise involves her significant concern for present day tech consumption and how it filters life experience with the real world. Putting the noise into some sense of organization is extremely satisfying and centering.
Her aesthetic blends expressive and graphic elements often requiring verbal commentary to read legibly.
Creating is like oxygen. Art gives her wings to explore the world and her place in it.
Alberni earned a BS in art education with a concentration in printmaking.
She has been practicing as an art educator, art administrator, graphic designer, and artist since the mid-‘90s and has fully dedicated to her art for a few decades.
Alberni is a fulltime artist and practices out of her dedicated art studio. She has been the featured artist in many venues. Most recently, she received a 150K billboard award by ArtPop Charlotte. They featured her work on billboards and digital media throughout the region. Through the years, she has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards and, has exhibited and sold to collectors on several continents.
*Alberni is open to Commission work, corporate partnerships and alternative space exhibits.