Leah Tinari is an artist based in New York, NY. Since graduating from RISD in 1998 Tinari has documented her life and friends through photos and paintings that capture the energy and exuberance of her surroundings. Her signature use of rich bright color and dynamic composition continues to captivate viewers with its contemporary content and references to the history of figurative painting. Using the world around her and the antics of her friends and family as her primary influences Tinari gives the viewer a glimpse of a life that is full of action and adventure along with moments of contemplation; reflected in her recent work featured in her 2013 show at Mixed Greens that focuses on objects related to her son, Mars. Tinari's work goes beyond pure visual exploration of the figure and objects in dynamic and arresting compositions; her real interest lies in the subjects themselves and the psychology of human interaction. Leah has spent the last two years working on her first children's book, "The Magical Fantastical Fridge" (Penguin Random House - Dial Books), due out on the shelves February 16, 2016.