Analy Nakat is a full-time artist living in Los Angeles, CA working in various mediums including painting, drawing, collaborative projects, tattoos, and music. A native of Lebanon, her family fled war and relocated to the state of Texas when she was 13, where she struggled to assimilate into American culture. At the age of 18, Analy left Texas and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she studied illustration at the California College of the Arts.
Her haunting, often surreal work is revealed through a magical world that incorporates images of women, animals, plants and the patterns of nature, all of it suffused with a fascination with anthropology. “Seeing how diverse people can live, and how people can adapt, I try to create magical places where people live in harmony with nature on canvas,” Analy says.
Analy grew up in a henna culture and drew on her own skin since she was a child. She started learning to tattoo in 2015. She enjoys tattoos as a medium because it allows her to share her art with her clients in a more personal way that will also be with them forever.
Analy has produced murals with Mural Music & Arts Project (MMAP) teaching at-risk youth to express their creativity and learn practical art skills through creative expression. These murals also contributed to making their communities a more vibrant place to live. In addition to murals, she has contributed to many collaborative artworks. She worked with metal workers, designers and carpenters to bring her fine art skills to life at Burning Man, including projects like La Victrola and The Folly. La Victrola is a 35-foot tall interactive gramophone art piece celebrating the history of musical performance. The Folly was an old shanty village composed of a clock tower, windmill, bridges, and little western storefronts decorated with stunning artwork.
Analy recently moved to LA and shares her homestead with her pitbull Nala, transforming empty canvases, walls, large art installations, and skin into surreal art pieces that have a dark beauty inspired from a place of loneliness, struggle, love, magic, acceptance and the full circle of life.