Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik—Fine Artist, Poet, Best-Selling Author, Philanthropist, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Visionary, and Art Ambassador
Akiane was born on July 9, 1994 at home, underwater, in a shack on the edge of a cornfieldin Mt. Morris, Illinois, United States to a Lithuanian immigrant teacher mother and an American chef father.
During the first years of the artist’s life, her family experienced extreme poverty and illness.
The third of five children, Akiane was homeschooled and learned to speak four languages.
Her multicultural heritage encompasses Lithuanian, Jewish, Polish, Finnish, Danish, German, French, Russian, Hungarian, Slovakian, and Chinese.  
She began drawing at three years of age, using mostly black pencil. At four, she expressed her visions, dreams, and life experiences, utilizing whatever medium was on hand: candles, vegetables, berries, flowers, chalk, graphite, or charcoal. By the age of six, she experimented with pastels; at seven, acrylic paints; and later on, oil paints.
Over the years, the artist traveled to 30 countries, lived in eight states, seven countries, and on three continents. 
Her practice diversified as she worked across a myriad of genres, styles, and mediums — ranging from hyperreal large-scale acrylic or oil compositions, to more fluid, almost-abstract works that included glass and gold as a means to portray the mysteries of the eternal.
Works daily in her studio for long stretches, painting before dawn and sketching in the afternoon. She prefers well-lit studios and living spaces with big windows, even though most of her painting process takes place before sunrise.
Employs brushes in an extremely physical way, assisting them with her fingers, palms, and hair to achieve ever-changing textures. Akiane views her brushes as temporary tools: the link between mind and canvas. At the end of almost every painting, the withered bristles either fall apart or barely hang onto the brush handles. They rarely last longer than the creation of a single painting. The artist keeps her brushes in water and never dries or cleans them. Many brushes are purposefully altered and even damaged in order to achieve a specific texture.
Upon filming her painting process since the age of eight, she greatly inspired tens of millions of viewers worldwide via her numerous films and documentaries such as Dharma, Painting The Impossible, Reflection, Flow Of Time, Everlasting, and The Messenger.
It takes up to 12 months to complete a single painting, and another two to eight months to prepare an original for a limited-edition reproduction-giclee print.
Incorporates real models, true biographies, and visionary experiences to create her pain   
Paints on canvas, linen, tile, paper, silk, and wood. Prefers acrylic paints.
Never uses projectors or other artificial measuring tools for her compositions; instead, Akiane adjusts the balance, proportions, and perspective by eye only.
Draws inspiration from her travels, meditations, dreams, visions, and serendipitous encounters.
Her art mission is to make the invisible accessible through a poetic visual language, to create art that has authentic healing energy and to spread a message of peace and hope.    
Akiane imbues her works with intricate and multifaceted symbolism. Landscapes, portraits, and stories are transcendent metaphors purposefully left unrestricted by any specific time or place.
Considers herself as a timeless explorer and a steadfast interpreter ofdiverse epochs, cultures, faiths, and worlds.
Occasionally paints soulscapes—mystic landscapes of the soul— visionary interpretations of the soul’s journey through life.
A number of her originals display superimposed messages, hidden stories, encrypted codes, and quantum holograms.
Above all, the artist attributes her talent and success to her solid family support, home education, diligent work ethics, perseverance, and unique cultural and spiritual factors.
Oeuvre and Acclaim
Internationally recognized fine artist, regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile living artists.
Featured on global television shows and programs, including Oprah Winfrey, The View, Katie Couric, World News Tonight, BBC, Good Morning America, Glen Beck/CNN, Fox News, The Montel Williams Show, The Late Late Show, Lou Dobbs/CNN, Hour of Power, Extreme Prophetic, TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), and many others.
Showcased in documentaries, Super Human Genius, Indigo Evolution, and Miracle Detectives.
Portrayed in the Heaven is For Real, a New York Times best-selling book and feature movie, as well in the book, Richest Kids of America.
Her creations have been exhibited in art galleries, museums, embassies, and private institutions, and collected by many world leaders, CEOs, and celebrities.  
Considered by many art experts as the world’s most successful visual art child prodigy and the youngest binary genius in both realistic art and poetry.
Inducted into the Kids Hall of Fame, the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, and the Happiness Hall of Fame.
Her first original painting, My sight cannot wait for me, was sold for $10,000 USD when she was only eight.
Debuted her first solo art exhibition at nine years of age.
Published her first book, Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry, at age 10, and her second, My Dream Is Bigger Than I, at age 11.
Her online art gallery, www.akiane.com, has been visited by over a billion people worldwide since 2003.   
She has actively contributed to countless charitable international foundations and fundraisers such as Northwest Medical Teams, Smile Network, and Cancer organizations by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars through auctions, art exhibits, or donated to people in need around the globe.  
Akiane’s originals have been selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece. Her first original Prince of Peace, her most famous masterpiece, sold for $850,000 USD in 2019.
Her portraits of Jesus Christ have become the most recognized face of Jesus in the world.
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