PAINTER AND EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Kiana Girigorie is an artist based in Amsterdam, currently working as a painter and Education Coordinator at Fashion for Good. The lively and inspiring Amsterdam art scene was the perfect space for Kiana to explore and continue to develop her work, currently working from her studio, located in Buitenveldert.
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Describe your style in 3 words:
Classy, elegant and with contrasting colours Describe Amsterdam in 3 words:
Home, busy and inspiring.
How does Amsterdam influence the way you dress:
I wear more heels and a little bit more fancy
What is your everyday “uniform”:
My everyday uniform” tends to vary depending on my mood and the occasion. Most days I wear black dresses or skirts combined with a turtleneck.
What does being a creative mean to you:
Being a creative means having the ability to transform thoughts, feelings, and experiences into something tangible and a whole new visual experience.
What makes you a creative:
What makes me a creative is my ability to constantly seek out new ideas, approaches, and perspectives.
How does Amsterdam affect the art you create:
Amsterdam, with its vibrant art scene, has a profound impact on the work I make. The city’s diverse and dynamic atmosphere serves as a great source of inspiration. I love that there are a multitude of galleries and museums so you can always explore new works and feel inspired.
Favourite place to hang out in Amsterdam:
My favourite place in Amsterdam is my studio which is located in Buitenveldert. It’s a unique space situated in an old school building. We have opened a non-profit exhibition space within our studio building. Our mission is to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work. Every month we have an exhibition opening where artists come together and hang out.