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Zakiya Raines

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Demigoddess Rejuvenating Oil on Canvas 60x72 Inches
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Divine to Dust Oil on Canvas 6x18 Inches
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Father Oil on Canvas 30x40 Inches
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Full Of Love Oil on Canvas 40x30 Inches
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Imala Oil on Canvas 18x6 Inches
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In Laws Oil on Canvas 30x40
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Lonely Star Oil on Canvas 30x40 Inches
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Mother Nature Oil on Canvas 40x30 Inches
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My Valentine's Heart is a Desert (with illuminated eyes), February 11, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30x40 Inches
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Seeking Oil on Canvas 4 Different18x6s
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Nurturing Omnipresence Oil on Canvas 50x60 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York City
Birth year
1901
Lives in
Manhattan
Works in
Anywhere, Universe
Tags
mixed-media, pop, arts-education, realism, guild, installation, video-art, landscape, collective, surrealism, publication, performance, modern, Association, traditional, studio-lofts, government, photography, digital, non-profit, research, graffiti/street-art, abstract, FOUNDATION, figurative, conceptual, gallery, exhibition/performance, cultural-center, sculpture
Statement

 

Zakiya Raines

Zakiya was born and raised in Harlem, New York City and graduated from Manhattan College. 

In her early years at Bank Street, she always enjoyed creating and appreciated artwork.  The school trips traveling to the museum were always the most exciting for her.  At an early age, Zakiya learned the strong emotions and actions that artwork can compel. She was heartbroken as a child when a passerby asked to buy her Lemonade poster from the school grounds and it was later stolen!  That experience did not dampen her spirits; she has continued to draw and paint throughout her life, using it as a form of release.

 Zakiya also likes to sculpt, and has participated in various forms of art, including singing, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Afro-Brazilian and African forms of dance, which ALL influence her painting.  Singing and painting are her most favorite forms of expression.  Zakiya loves to paint images from her dreams and her inner most secret thoughts.     She believes that if she has made the viewer feel something, whether positive or negative, she has reached her goal and she is proud to be an artist.

ZakiyaNY@aol.com

 

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