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Janina Ariana Larenas

Biography, Education and Training

Janina A. Larenas is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation. She is a trained California Naturalist and AAUS Certified diver, founder of Print Organize Protest and the Little Giant Collective.

Selected Exhibitions

Relics: Collections and Curiosities
Caffe Bene
June, 2017

Relics: Collections and Curiosities
Stripe Men
August 2016

North American Birds
April 2014

Field Notes: A Cloud Watchers Guide to UFOs
Stripe Men
May 2013

Cemetery Polka: Art Inspired by the Music of Tom Waits
Felix Kulpa
February 2013

Fitcher’s Feathered Bird: Needlepoint Illustration
Cafe Delmarette
July 2012

January 2012