" My art is emotion I fail to put into words. "
Esther Canata is a multidisciplinary artist , singer-songwriter and actress.
Born and raised in New Jersey to an Italian family with Irish and South American roots, Esther studied the arts throughout her childhood. She graduated from The Somerset County Vocational-Technical Highschool with honors and continued her creative growth moving to NYC at 18. She worked as a model, artist model, and studio apprentice. She took classes at The School of Visual Arts and is a graduate of The esteemed William Esper Drama School . Esther participated in various theatrical and visual works, aligning with street artists, gallerists, musicians, filmmakers and other creatives in Manhattan’s underground music and arts scene. A multicultural, tough- love childhood armed Esther with a natural street edge- an artful arsenal -baring many layers of a life fully lived in, helping cultivate her signature style.
Her visual arts approach is authentic, channeling her stream of conscious into an abstract expressionism.
She plays in mixed mediums using ink, grafitti marker, acrylics, spray paint, and original photography. Her pieces combine fine detail, bold line work and a rich color palette. She is influenced by street art and great masters such as Basquiat, Picasso, Chagall, Miro, and Klimt. Her work is emotionally charged, moody, complex and empowering -embodying femininity, sensuality, diversity and soulful depth of character.
She has shown in various group shows throughout NYC, MIA, LA and Europe. As an emerging international artist, some career highlights include her solo exhibit entitled, “ELEMENTAL” at the Museum Of Trogir in Croatia and as a featured artist at ART BASEL/MIA in the ARTBOX series. Over 100 private collectors exhibit her work in their homes, hotels, restaurants, and workspaces.
She currently spends her time between her NYC home studio and Europe with her husband and 2 boys.