Antonina Whaples

Antonina Whaples

Winston-Salem, NC, United States

About Antonina Whaples

Antonina "Little Thunder" Whaples is an inter-tribal Shaman, and multi-media artist.

Classically trained in portraiture and photorealistic rendering, Antonina uses these skills to create optical games for the viewer within a process-driven fabrication experience.

Currently focused on exploring upcycled and found objects, Antonina's pieces reflect her philosophical meditation and psychological reconciliation with American culture, consumerism, and personal spirituality as the granddaughter of a Siberian Holocaust Survivor.

Antonina currently works and lives in her hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Education

North Carolina Governor's School West - Art

Wake Forest University: (2006-2010)
Presidential Merit Scholarship for Art
Worrell House, London England (2008)
New York City Student Union Art Buying Trip (2009)
BA Studio Art; BA Philosophy
Cum Laude

Events

2017 "Jing Bling" & "Coyote Medicine" for "Sawtooth Selects" - Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, W-S NC

2018 Skull Installation for "Deck the Halls" - Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, W-S NC

2018 International New Age Trade Show - Denver, Colorado
Coalition of Visionary Resources Award:
"Antonina's Shaman Shop" docuseries

2019 Winston Salem Fashion Week - 5th Anniversary

2019 "Piczanka Tarot" First Edition Tarot Deck Release - Kindred Spirits

2020 Shamanic Tattoo Event - Tattoo Revival, WS NC

2020 Winston Salem Fashion Week - South East Center for Contemporary Art, WS NC

2020 "Triad's #1 Best Visual Artist" - Yes! Weekly Readers

2020 "Stone People: An Introduction to Stone Medicine" First Edition Book Release - Kindred Spirits, WS NC

2020 "Piczanka Tarot" Full Major/Minor Arcana 1st Edition Release

Exhibitions

2019 "Spirits of Music" - Kindred Spirits, W-S NC

2019 "Electrosculptures" - Tattoo Revival, W-S NC

2019 "Los Platos de Santos" - Aeracura Salon W-S NC

2019 Model, Jewelry & Design for Winston Salem Fashion Week 5th Anniversary - Wake Forest Bioplace W-S NC

2020 Model, Jewelry & Design for Winston Salem Fashion Week Virtual - South East Center for Contemporary Art W-S NC

2020 "The Show Must Go On" - Yes! Weekly Cover Story
NC Triad Region

2020 "Kindred Spirits" - Installation at Kindred Spirits, W-S NC