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LUCIANA MARIANO

CONTEMPORARY "NAÏVE" PAINTER

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Luciana is third generation of naïve painters in her family. She draws and paints intensively since very early childhood but never thought it was a professioal possibility, in fact, it was a discouraged activity in her family. Until she was 38, shy for her childish trait, she painted and immediately destroyed everything she produced. After a very successful first exhibition in 2008 she decided to believe in her career as painter and since then she has shown her work in many countries and important events. 

She became a Finnish citizen in 2023 and is now re-starting her career in Finland, looking forward to leave a legacy in this country she loves to call Home. 

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ALYSIA MENTULA

FANTASY ILLUSTRATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN

HIAA BOARD MEMBER - HIAA WEBSITE DESIGN & GRAPHIC AND PROMOTIONAL DESIGN

Alysia Mentula is a US-born Illustrator and graphic designer who loves to bring mysticism to game art and add whimsy the stark reputation of graphic design. Endlessly scribbling down concepts across disciplines, you can find her art anywhere that imagination is needed, in many gaming books for tabletop role-player gaming (Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder) as well as featured in card game illustration. She is passionate about fusing diversity and inclusion in her work in game and concept art development.

As a graphic designer, Alysia also frequently works with immigrant communities, entrepreneurs and startups in graphic and web design. She believes that people are never 'one thing' and that all facets of creativity should be freed, explored, and used for social change.

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JEKATERINA MUHHINA

ARTIST

Hello, my name is Katya Muhhina, and I was born in Estonia in 1980. As a child, I was always fascinated by drawing still-life paintings using oil paints. This passion for art led me to pursue a degree in industrial design at the prestigious Academy of Art in Tallinn.

 

After completing my studies, I embarked on an adventure and spent three years in the United States. I was exposed to different cultures and gained valuable experience during this time.

 

Nowadays, I live in Helsinki with my loving husband and two wonderful children. In 2022, I experienced a spiritual awakening when I discovered the power of energy paintings and mandalas. My encounter with sacred symbols and their meanings inspired me to share this ancient knowledge through art. Using acrylic paints and embellishing with semi-precious stones and crystals, I create energy paintings that radiate unique power, enhancing the soulful experience of my mandalas.