From an early age, Antoinette found comfort and security in her set of pencils and sketch pad. She would spend hours a day at school, her local Boys & Girls Club and at home drawing. Her ability to create art was the only real sense of stability she found as a youth. She knew that she had been given a special gift to create and that one day she could use it to change lives.
Being a Phoenix native, Antoinette’s work is very reflective of her city- the gritty and the beautiful. Her work is heavily influenced by rap music and hip hop culture with a focus on social issues such as gender roles and race all while tying in her own internal conflicts. She combines the grittiness of rap music with the beauty of vibrant color, texture, pattern and a personal and emotionally driven message.
Antoinette has spent the last few years working as a full time artist in her studio in Phoenix, Arizona. She also works with youth ages 5-18, teaching art classes that focus on drawing, painting and color theory. Antoinette is currently represented by the monOrchid Gallery in Phoenix. Recently Antoinette was named the 2017 and 2018 AZ Foothills Magazine's Best Local Artist and one of the “Great 48” Influential Arizonans by Phoenix Magazine.