Art From Another Dimension
Message Behind Kiara's Works
"My works explore spiritual thinking and imaginative worlds, using bold colors and wavy lines to express those concepts. I let the colors connect with each other and let them dance across the canvas. The forms and shapes are highly exaggerated and appear in abstract form. Many of my works often have human-like beings interacting with landscapes or other beings. These works are dependent on the themes of spirituality, other dimensions/worlds, and essence of the inner self."
Kiara “Aris” Florez is an illustrator who works primarily in acrylics and inks to create her artworks. She explores spiritual thinking and imaginative worlds, using bold colors and wavy lines to express those concepts. Since taking drawing seriously at 16 years old, her works have always aimed to create stories, play with vibrant colors, and develop a unique style. After doing realism in high school, Kiara has taken her works into a more abstract design, adding a deeper personal meaning to it.
Her works are developed through an intuitive process in which she paints the images that appear during her meditations. Sometimes the images appear naturally from music or nature. Many of her works often have human-like beings interacting with landscapes or other beings. Kiara has always been drawn to spirituality, other dimensions/worlds, and the inner self. She feels that her paintings are a way to be in touch with the spiritual side of life.
2023: Camp Rehoboth, Ignite the Light, Rehoboth, DE
2022-23: Painted Stave Distilling, Solace in Nature, Smyrna, DE
2022: Salero, Tunnel Vision, Rehoboth, DE
2022: Mezzanine Gallery, Inner Reflections, Wilmington, DE
2022: Delaware State University Arts Center Gallery, Inner Reflections, Dover, DE
2022: Good Aesthetic Gallery Good Aesthetic Fest, Dover, DE
2022: Camp Rehoboth Award Winners XXII, Rehoboth, DE
2022: Biggs Museum of American Art, Award Winners XXII, Exhibition in Dover, DE
2022: Chris White Gallery Let Me Tell You Exhibition in Wilmington, DE
2022: Camp Rehoboth's Fest 2022 Exhibition in Rehoboth, DE
2022: "Great Woman in History", Woman in the Humanities Open House, in New Castle, DE
2020: Mattawoman Creek Art Center Gallery, Annual Juried Show, in Marbury, MD
2020: Michael Rose's 31 Under 30 National Virtual Exhibition
2019: Delaware State University Gallery Student Honors Exhibition in Delaware
2018: Practice Gallery Exhibition, The Birds and the Bees, in Philadelphia
2017-18: Artwork featured at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
2022: Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Winner
2020: Featured in Top Magazine Webzine
2020: Featured in Collision Literary Magazine Issue
2019: Featured artist in National Arts Program website
2017: Winner of Caesar Rodney District Calendar Contest in Delaware
2017: Congressional Art Award Winner in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for Delaware
2016-17: Delaware state winner for the Doodle4Google national competition
2013: Winner of Munroe Regional Medical Center holiday card contest in Florida