ABOUT

    Ishanna (also known as ISHA or I.M.I.) is an international artist born in  San Francisco, CA in 1989 from a Creole mother and West Indian father. Growing up in the deep swamps of Crawfordville, FL she would start at the early age of eight her passion in creative works. At the age of twelve, she begin accepting commissions by private and commercial clients. At the age of seventeen, Isha and her three younger siblings lost their mother to breast cancer. This tragic loss as well as experiencing continued tragedies of being a Ward of the Court heavily influenced Isha to become educated in the arts, international relations, law and economics. Today, you can find her everywhere utilizing her talents to create for both commercial and public works.


CV

Summary
Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Woodworking, Sculpting, Casting, and Curating

2014 - 2009

  • Founded and operated Hot Mess Customs (Commercial Art and Game Manufacturing Business)

  • HMC Warehouse event series curator & founder

2013

  • Mural Project for Stay Bull Insurance Company

  • Live Mural Performance for Show & Tell

  • Jacksonville Art Walk

  • Fine arts creator at the One Spark. World’s Fist Crowd Funding festival

  • Temporary Murals (series of 9) fabricated

  • St. Paul Catholic School, Neptune Beach, FL.

  • Live Mural Performance for Crunchay Sunday event at TSI

2012

  • University of North Florida: Senior Juried Exhibition

  • Public Mural Painting Performances (Large Scale: 145sq.ft) at TSI in Jacksonville, FL for various venue events

2011 and Earlier

  • Jacksonville Downtown Art Walk Monthly Fine Art Vendor

  • Skate 4 Art - Group Exhibition

  • Lemoyne Senior Student Show

  • Large scale Mardi Gras masks (6ft. – 10 ft.) fabrication

  • George Clinton Performance in Tallahassee, FL

  • Private Collector Commissions

Education

  • 2016 - University of North Florida, Concentration in Portfolio development

  • 2007 - 2011 University of North Florida- Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking. Minor International Relations


2019

  • Vday Vigor: Art Pop Up Show at The Justice Bar Jacksonville, FL

  • Art at Night New Works Exhibit at Studio 2500 Birmingham, Alabama

  • The Spirit of Freedom, Juneteenth Art Exhibit at Studio 2500 Birmingham, Alabama

2018

  • Jacksonville Porch Fest in Jacksonville, FL

2017

  • 10'x142' Mural for Anguilla's 50th anniversary of the Anguillan Revolution

  • Exhibit: Resistance Pop Art Show at The Union Jacksonville, FL

  • $uperdollar Art Show at Con Artist Collective New York, New York

2016

  • The Process: Art Hacks in Printmaking with ISHA Workshop

  • Bailey's Contemporary Arts Pompano Beach, FL

  • Live Mural Performance at Void Fest

  • Commissioned Murals by Private Collectors (Statewide)

  • Live Mural Performance 10'x12' with The Lyricist Live, Jacksonville, FL

  • Live Mural Performance 10'x12' for Spark Walk, Jacksonville, FL

  • Commissioned Murals by Private Collectors (Statewide)

  • Paper Dolls Ground-up Gallery at Moon River Pizza (Group Exhibition) Jacksonville, FL

  • Pop: Vox Urban Influence on the Visual Voice at Bailey's Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL

  • Live Mural Performance + Community Engagement at the Soul Porch Fest

  • I'm Board 6 - Skateboard Art Show at Cork Art District, Jacksonville, FL

  • Defendre Show at the Albion Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

2015

  • Six Selected Works Displayed at West Field Broward, Fort Lauderdale

  • Commissioned Mural by Private Collector

  • Two 30'x15' Murals commissioned by Bagel Time Cafe, Miami Beach

  • Look Alive- Solo Exhibition- Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL

  • The South Beach Bazaar Art Basel Edition, Miami Beach, FL

  • Westfield Broward Mall Gallery Exhibit Plantation, FL

2014

  • LuminJax: RocketHub Campaign & Popup Show (Group Exhibition)

  • Creator of the Wonderland Tailgate at the Burrito Gallery for One Spark Festival

  • Private Collector Mural Project

  • Art Coordinator for Mint Magazine, Jacksonville, FL


ishanna@theible.com +1 (415) 349 9987 U.S. TRADEMARK 2019   ISHA