an Arizona based artist, I studied filmmaking at ASU and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Herberger School in 2017.
i was raised in a movie loving family with an art teacher as a mother, a father with a deep love of film and music, and siblings who always joined me in my world of make-believe. i grew up performing music, studying theatre, and painting my heart out. those elements combined with my southwest surroundings heavily influence my artistic look as well as my lifestyle.
i reflect my lifestyle in my photography; traveling, fashion, feminism, sustainability, supporting local arts/businesses, and collaborating with other young local artists.
studying film was the best decision i could have made because it lead me to explore my love of cinematography and the interest i had for experimenting with framing, color, and composition.
i like to think i'm constantly evolving because every day i learn something new about art & design. if there's a new idea or project you have and are looking for a collaborator, please reach out.
follow me on instagram @rainavirginia
We Must Ignite
one of my favorite passion projects the podcast We Must Ignite. i am proud to be a creator and cohost along with Rachel Bunning, Tiana Gaudioso, and our spectacular producer Jaye McAuliffe. Listen here or spotify, itunes, and soudcloud.
We Must Ignite is a documentary podcast about women, non-binary people, and trans men making creative fires. We showcase stories about the challenges and triumphs of pursuing your artistic passions. Ultimately, we hope this show will inspire you to make your own creative projects.