I began my signature style of drawings in 2001, as a way to accompany graffiti lettering I was exploring at the time. I joke that I'm a failed letterer as I eventually dropped the calligraphy aspect to my work and focused solely on my mark making. I attended Hartford Art School from 2003-2007 with a focus on visual communication design and photography. I would exhibit work, but would never display my signature drawing style, preferring to keep that to myself in sketchbooks. After graduation, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in art direction and while I would still spend time filling pages with my drawings, I choose not exhibit them. Over time, I developed lines and forms as a means to express myself and interpret the world around me. Fast forward to 2015, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease which limited my movement. I found drawing to be very therapeutic during this difficult time and I created hundreds of drawings. I made the decision to start sharing the drawings on instagram (@fionac.nyc) and was immediately moved by the kind words of friends and strangers. Many people in my life were surprised saying they never even realized I was an artist outside of my day job. In 2016, I made the decision to focus more on my artwork and I started applying for exhibitions, artist residencies and art fairs. I’m excited to see where this journey continues to take me.

I created out of my Brooklyn-based studio and you can see my daily drawings on instagram here: fionac.nyc


For original drawings or to collaborate together on any projects,
contact by email at: fionac.nyc@gmail.com

artist cv

Pleiades Gallery: Small Works Show    NY, NY    February 2018
Juried The Other Art Fair    Brooklyn, NY    November 2017
Small World Coffee: Featured Artist of the Month    Princeton, NJ    September 2017
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between    Princeton, NJ    May & June 2017
Juried Greenpoint Gallery's First Salon Show of 2017    New York City, NY    January 2017
Juried Making the Future    New York City, NY    September-October 2016
Live Art Exhibition presented by The Set    New York City, NY    August 2016
The NY Grind: Art Warehouse Showcase    New York City, NY    July 2016
Blacklight: A NY Fine Art Show presented by The Set    New York City, NY    July 2016
Leaders of the Youth Art Festival    Waterbury, CT    June 2016
Juried Mad Gallery Show    New York City, NY    June 2016
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between    Inverness, Nova Scotia    June 2016
Juried PINK! Show    Hartford, CT    March 2016
Our Greatest Generations: Untold Stories of Jewish War Veterans    Hartford, CT    Nov 2007
Juried VCD Senior Exhibition: Resolution    Hartford, CT    May 2007
A Petite Retrospective on Intimacy    Hartford, CT    April 2007
Tapas & Art    Hartford, CT    Feb 2007
Sobriety    Hartford, CT    Feb 2007
Mix06    Hartford, CT    Feb 2007
Juried Annual Goldfarb Show    Hartford, CT    Feb 2006 & 2007
A Petite Retrospective on Intimacy    Collinsville, CT    November & December 2007
A Retrospective on Intimacy    Franklin Lakes, NJ    June 2006
Mix06    Melbourne, Australia    October 2006

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between    Princeton, NJ    April & May 2017
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between    Inverness, Nova Scotia    June 2016

Art Zealous: "The Other Art Fair Returns to New York with Attention to Female Artists"   November 2017
CentralJersey.com: "It’s All About the Star Stuff: Artists-in-Residence Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering create art that is influenced by bodies—both human, and celestialApril 2017
Featured on MadGallery instagram account   May, June & July 2016
Featured on TaxCollection instagram account   March & June 2016
Featured on GirlSeesArt instagram account   January 2016