Tina Alberni is a semiabstract artist. Her bi-cultural heritage and upbringing weave throughout the fabric of her art. She brings layers together in a variety of techniques and materials to build her framework, and geometry, color, and symbolism fuse to complete her narrative. Her aesthetic blends expressive and graphic elements across all bodies of work, which is why it often requires verbal commentary to read legibly as rooted in her work are the themes of hope and survival.
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 drive her current work.
Bringing awareness and igniting conversation and improved behaviors about the systemic impact of technology and caustic human behavior on all life on the planet is a responsibility she feels deeply.
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.
An important part of her process involves finding the calm amidst the chaos. To come to terms and find her center, she meticulously and purposefully draws and organizes clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) which weave throughout her work. These represent the chaos of noise surrounding each one of us; how our experiences are possibly being filtered by technology. She finds calm in the process of tightly organizing, repeating, and clustering hundreds of small symbols.
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 has been the featured artist in many venues. Her latest award was receiving a 150K billboard award by ArtPop Charlotte. They featured her work on billboards and digital media throughout the region. 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.