About Stina Aleah
Life took a sudden turn for Stina Aleah in 2005, when she suffered a femur break while competing in the Long Jump at a Track Meet in which she was chasing the title and record. Before this injury, art was not a part of Stina's life nor what she thought her future would bestow upon her. Due to this major incident, Stina was placed in the art room of her High School in order to heal from her injury and avoid the busy hallways of her high school. Devastated that her track career may be over, anxiety and depression took over but as she sat in that art room, she began to create. Stina Aleah fell in love with the power of creativity and artistry while healing herself physically and mentally.
With this new found attraction to art she began nurturing a talent not many can claim to own. For years Stina became a student of her craft, learning everything she could in order to teach herself how to draw what her mind was seeing and how to visually express her feelings. Her dedication to mastering technique truly paid off when she focused her attention solely on the medium of oil painting in 2015. As she began to teach herself how to paint, her passion for art and story telling through her work became a tremendous staple in who she is and what her career means today. Stina Aleah uses her life experiences to create breath taking oil paintings that leave you motivated and inspired. Her work has been collected both nationally and internationally, collaborating with major corporations, Emmy nominated television series, celebrities, galleries and exhibitions.
“Every painting offers an assumed perception of reality. One can look at my work and interpret their own meaning, depending on how it identifies with the viewer.
When creating artwork, I integrate raw emotions and experiences from my personal life. Always striving to keep my paintings honest, by producing them genuinely from the heart.
Behind every brush stroke, transition of color, and embellished figure, underlies a hidden message.
I encourage viewers to look beyond the surface of the canvass to uncover stories that are relevant and identifiable to ourselves and our society." -Stina Aleah
More on Stina's Most Current Work “Changing The Narrative”
I am changing the narrative...with my paintings that is. I am no writer, but my oil paintings share stories that force you to view things, including me, just a little differently.
Changing the Narrative is a series of paintings dedicated to breaking down preconceived stereotypes that come with being a woman of color, and more specifically, a black woman.
I believe it is my duty to provoke and ignite new thoughts and conversations when one thinks of my culture and of my art. You will experience the complex relationship between my emotions, life, and unique messages that depict themselves on my canvas. With my work, I hope you too begin to change your own narrative.
your own narrative.
Exhibitions | Collaborations | Murals | Accomplishments
"New Beginnings" Group Art Show 2020
"FAME" Exhibition 2019
NAACP National Convention 2019
DC Black Arts & Theater Solo Exhibition 2019
Crocker Park Art Fair 2018
All Things Detroit 2018
Women's Action Committee Conference 2018
Solo Exhibition VIP Reception 2018
Solo Exhibition “Semblance” 2018
Art Basel 2017-Miami
Black Arts Expo -2017
Jazz in the Garden (Muce 305)-2017
Chocolate & Art Show-2017
Art & Sol Studios 2016-2017
Figure & Portrait Juried Exhibit 2016
Art Basel 2016-Miami
Gab Studios -2013
Giants (Television Series)
Florida Film House
Damien Marley & Queen Ifrika (Music Video)
Papa Keith Radio Personality (Grand Opening)
Miami Urban Contemporary Experiance
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Voices of CLE
Fab House Foundation
Bedford Downtown Alliance- Mural
Leadership Blue Conference
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
City of Miami Police K-9 unit- Mural
Genius Jones/Store Front
Designer Marcel Wanders-Mural
JDRF South Florida Chapter
Hope Promise Dream Ball