Heavily influenced by cute culture, idols, fashion, horror, and anxiety, I paint and draw to create a group that I can belong to. Whether it’s aggressive children, stylish puppies, or sad flowers, my subject matter acts as a vehicle to deliver color combinations that simultaneously soothe and irritate the senses.
Al Baio (b. 1986, New York, NY) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has participated in group exhibitions at Fisher Parrish Gallery, NY; Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Osaka; Martos Gallery, NY; Rabbithole Gallery, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and held solo exhibitions at the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, AK and at Shinjuku Ophthamologist Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. Her favorite color is yellow.