About Kina Forney
Kina Forney is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based in Ottawa, Ontario. She received a BFA with distinction from the University of Concordia in Montreal in 2009. She is primarily a painter with a background in animation, music, graphic design and computational arts. She has exhibited in both Canada and the United States.
Kina’s most recent work is inspired by deep space digital photographs from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope of visually compelling celestial bodies, specifically nebulae and supernovas. Using public domain images as a starting point, she creates large scale oil paintings highlighting the light, colour and movement in these scenes. The heavens are universally recognizable phenomena recalling humankind’s common ancestry. The space painting series aims to emphasize human connection through mutual acknowledgement of our infinitesimal existence and the urgent need for a sustainable, peaceful future.
Kina will be having her first solo exhibition on Friday, December 13th, 2019 at the Collabo Cafe in Ottawa where she will be exhibiting her most recent space themed works. Opening night will be from 6pm until 9pm at Collabo Cafe, 108 Third Ave. Ottawa, ON K1S 2J8. There is no cover charge and it is open to the public and works will be on display until January 31st, 2020.
Kina co-owns and operates a small sticker business Sticky Ink
Prints of selected works are available through Etsy.
Kina Forney co-founded Artawa with her husband Brad Nox.
Kina works monthly at Art Battle Ottawa as Paint Captain.