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Akina Cox

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Thinking_hat
This is a Thinking Hat Floating Through Space., 2008 Oil on Canvas 120" X 84" © Akina Cox
Paper_sloth
Paper Sloth, 2007 Watercolor, Chopstick © Akina Cox
Wall_o_drawings
Wall of Drawings, 2007-2008 Watercolors, Gouache, Ink on Paper © Akina Cox
Cicada
magicicada, October 2008 Gouache on Paper Multiple © Akina Cox 2008
Joshuatree
The Joshua Tree Living in Silverlake, September 2008 Paper Mache © Akina Cox 2008
Kitebaby
Yarn
Monster_finishing
Monster (Tumor), June 2008 Oil on Canvas 9' X 12' © Akina Cox 2008
Echidna
Echidna, 2008
Elizabethcadystanton
Chorus (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
Daughterphase
Daughter Phase
Timemachine
Time Machine
Riverheights
River Heights
Cassowary
Cassowary
Johntoffey
John Toffey, 2009
Alison
Alison's, 2009 Watercolor, Papier-mache, and Wire 48" X 48" © Akina Cox
Honeybee
Honeybee's Dance (show me the honey), 2009 Watercolor and Ink on Paper 24" X 36" © Akina Cox
Proust
Proust, 2009 Ink on Paper 72" X 48" © Akina Cox
Teratomaegg
Monster (Egg), 2009 Pencil and Acrylic on Paper 24" X 36" © Akina Cox
Teratomahanging
Monster (Cocoon), 2009 Acrylic and Pencil and Paper 24" X 36" © Akina Cox
Teratomatwin
Monster (Twins), 2009 Acrylic and Pencil on Paper 24" X 36" © Akina Cox
Worden
Great Uncle Worden and the Time Warp, 2009 Oil on Panel, Watercolor and Pencil on Paper © Akina Cox
Slothpainting1
Megatherium (Bear), 2009 Casein on Paper 60" X 42" © Akina Cox
Lifesize_1
© Courtesy of the Artist and Monte Vista
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A Woman Without A Master, 2013 Gouache on Paper and Panel 36h X 24w Inches
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Delilah, 2014 Burlap, Ink, & Hair 26h X 21w Inches
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Penelope, 2014 Mixed Media / Textiles 25.5h X 21w Inches
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Tack, 2012 Gouache on Paper 18h X 24w Inches
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Video Panel Video
Profile
Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Statement

Akina Cox connects personal memories with a broader history.  She searches for the hidden connections and relationships between seemingly disparate subjects, in an attempt to map out her own existence in relation to the larger world.

Her work considers the fragility of the past, the constantly changing interpretations of it, and the tenuous balance of authority that shifts when we evaluate an historical event.

In recent work, Cox explores the boundaries of narrative and storytelling.  Examining the idea of anomalies, and their central role in inspiring various narratives, Cox concentrates on three examples: individuals of perceived historical value, an animal of gargantuan proportions, and a tumor that significantly alters the life of its host.

Her involvement with narrative expands as she represents her discoveries through painting and performance, while considering the various alterations that occur through each stage of the process.  Though each piece can be understood as an independent work, they can also be read in relation to each other, creating a multi-linear narrative.