About The Artist

Born and reared in the remaining wild and virgin landscapes of the United States from Tennessee’s Smokey Mountains to the rugged peaks of Montana’s Continental Divide, Shariyah’s spiritual and artistic insights were born in the earth, though it was not until she moved overseas to urban New Zealand that she responded to this call through art upon leaving her homeland. Shariyah Scalise is a self-taught fine artist, currently dwelling in Northern California. She has combined her passion for esoteric, indigenous tradition with the mystery and echoing voice of the wind over the high desert to find her voice in creating ethereal and realistic representations of the female figure, imbued with feministic undertones and abstract spiritual symbolism. Through her art, Shariyah explores the collision between light and darkness to awaken the sublime and the beautiful as the primal essence of all humanity.