INTERNATIONALLY EXHIBITED FINE ARTIST
PAINT | DIGITAL | TEXTILE | FASHION
Yanique DaCosta uses varying media to create work that support her different professional disciplines. Though her aesthetic can be seen throughout each discipline, she approached each one independently. Her seemingly effortless control of coordinating her tasks and showcasing her diversity in each field is a skill unmatched by many.
Yanique has participated in over 30 exhibitions and art markets since 2016. Her first international art show was in March 2017. Since 2016, she has added over 200 new collectors to the roster. In April 2019 she was recognized by the Graphic Artists Guild in a joint campaign with the International Council of Design as a “Woman in Design”. The campaign highlighted women designers who created intelligent, inclusive, sensitive design well.
Yanique’s art is a whirlwind of female form, fluid movement, high contrast with a clear graphic design influence. Her artistic style started taking shape during her teenaged years growing up in Kingston Jamaica. Nonetheless, because of her family’s emphasis on formal education, when she migrated to the United States – she obtained a BA in Studio Arts from Florida Atlantic University and an MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University.
She is many things – a painter, a graphic designer, a textile designer, an experiential designer, an entrepreneur, a black woman, a Jamaican woman, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a student of life. Like many people, she finds herself constantly struggling with the dualities of her life and giving each aspect fair time to shine. Earlier in her career, Yanique focused primarily on generating graphic designs used in brand development and advertising campaigns. Occasionally, she got the opportunity to implement hand drawn illustrations, creating truly unique assets for varying branding projects. As time went on, she wanted more.
She searched for a way to be more tactile in her creative output and found it in painting. As much as she loves creating digital and print collateral, it just isn’t messy enough to satisfy her inner child.
“The creative adult is the child who has survived.”
― Julian F. Fleron
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