Born in Buenos Aires and raised in South America by an adventurous mother and father (from Barcelona and Seattle), Ariana’s art was influenced at an early age by the colorful cultures of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Brazil. Her desire to make a difference led her to take on the role of Project Manager for Overseas Missions where she actively participated in programs ranging from laughter therapy in the children’s cancer and severe burn hospital wards, to developing awareness and group activities for the visually impaired. She also designed and coordinated innovative and educational interactive platforms for young girls who had suffered abuse.
Ariana took her passion to contribute on a journey to San Diego, where she worked for non-profit Family Care Foundation and became involved with tsunami relief and rebuilding. She also volunteered in Puerto Rico for a year where she worked in low-income communities. Ariana currently resides in Naperville, IL where she works as a freelance artist, writer, and Off-Site Exhibit Coordinator for the Naperville Art League. Her vast travels and experiences have shaped her artistic expression, and she now utilizes art as a medium to create awareness and inspire change.
Ariana is a Certified Strategic Intervention Coach and will be graduating shortly from Benedictine University with a B.A. in Communication Arts & Writing and Publishing.