Kina Forney is a 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 and illustrator 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, specifically nebulae and supernovas. Her unique sense of movement and colour transforms these scenes into her own fantastic dreamscapes. She enjoys capturing beauty in nature, focusing on light to create colourful canvases.
Kina works from her home studio in Ottawa, Canada with her family.
Photo by John-Finnigan Lin
|2020/09||Becoming Artist Strong||Live interview with Artist Strong's Carrie Brummer. Recording available on YouTube.|
|2020/08||Ottawa, ON||Live painted an 8’ x 4’ mural for the Wellington West BIA in Parkdale Park.|
|2020/07||Ottawa, ON||Participated in painting over one of 200 commissioned iconic tulip sculptures in Ottawa's downtown market, Canadian Tulip Festival|
|2020/07||Ottawa, ON||Online art exhibition "Summer Heat" with Foyer Gallery|
|2020/06||Ottawa, ON||Online art exhibition "New Beginnings" with Foyer Gallery|
|2020/03||Ottawa, ON||Kinki Lounge, "Femme Fatale" group exhibition|
|2020/03||Ottawa, ON||Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, IWD Beer Release & Craft Market|
|2019/12||Ottawa, ON||Collabo Cafe, "Celestial Bodies" solo exhibition|
|2019/12||Ottawa, ON||Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa Arts Network Holiday Mixer|
|2019/11||Ottawa, ON||Wilf & Ada's, "Cirque du Surreal” group exhibition|
|2019/11||Ottawa, ON||Atomic Rooster, "Smallidays” group exhibition|
|2019/09||Ottawa, ON||Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, Glow Fair mural on display|
|2019/06||Ottawa, ON||Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, For Pivots Sake fundraising event “All Hands on Deck” (the second edition) group exhibition|
|2019/04||Ottawa, ON||Art House Cafe, "Faces" group exhibition|
|2019/04||Ottawa, ON||Atomic Rooster, group exhibition|
|2018/11||Ottawa, ON||Art House Cafe, "Our Ottawa" group exhibition by Artawa|
|2018/09||Ottawa, ON||Atomic Rooster, "Cock Show" group exhibition|
|2018/05||Ottawa, ON||Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, For Pivots Sake fundraising event “All Hands on Deck” group exhibition|
|2016/10||Cumberland, ON||Ze Kitchen, group exhibition|
|Orleans, ON||Modo Yoga Orleans, solo exhibition|
|2017/03 - Present||Orleans, ON||Art House Cafe, ongoing group exhibition|
|2016/04||Ottawa, ON||Oh So Good Desserts, group exhibition|
|Ottawa, ON||Brixton's Pub, "Show and Tell" group exhibition|
|2016/04||Charleston, South Carolina, USA||Old City Jail, "Jail Break" group exhibition|
Hi, I'm Kina! I created Kina Ink in 2001 as a space to share my artwork online. If you have any questions about commissions, art, or just want to say hi, feel free to get in touch.