ARTIST: NEEKA

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ARTIST Neeka
TITLE Wild River (Wards by Mississippi River)
LOCATION Click Here
WARD 1

ABOUT NEEKA

Neeka is an oil painter and muralist living in Saint Louis. Her paintings draw an awareness to nature and attach us back to the environment through dreamlike, botanical landscapes. Nature is transformed on a cosmic scale where blossoming, sea life-like shapes flourish to build elaborate worlds of energetic, vibrant colors.

The artist has painted murals that have directly contributed to the Saint Louis community over the last 6 years. She received a modest grant from the Cherokee Arts District for a mural she did on the side of Elaine’s Sandwich Shop on Cherokee street, and she executed a mural for the not-for-profit Perennial, where she works part time, at her hourly rate. All other murals have been self-funded.

For three years in a row, Neeka participated in the community event, Paint Louis. People from all over come to paint the wall along the Mississippi River for three days, where artists and locals enjoy watching and participating in the creation of street art. She is able to finish pieces in 8-12 hours and sources old house paint from her community for free.

Her artworks have been showcased in galleries and exhibitions across the Saint Louis and other cities, and she has developed a highly recognizable style that has evolved over the years, demonstrating her willingness to evolve as an artist. Neeka says receiving a grant for the STLMP will impact her artistic career and advance her skills while proving that she can work on an even larger scale. She also says this opportunity will completely transform and accelerate her art career and give the Ward in which the mural is located more life, color and attention.

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