Meet the colorful mixed media artist: Aileen Quintana, AKA @haiiileen on Instagram. Her sculptures are made with acrylic light and take hundreds of hours to create. Aileen’s visuals are limitless and full of technicolor. She has developed a new vision that merges art, make-up, and fashion via an interactive art installation. Quintana’s fashion interactive performance installations allow guests to be transformed aesthetically and transported to an alternate version of reality. A concept that Quintana first tested at III Points with tremendous success.She has also been commissioned for other similar fashion/ makeup/ art installations around Miami as a result of her success with the III Points team, creating a memorable experience for everyone.

 light sculpture “ora”
9′ x 5′
Arylic light sculpture

Embedded in the colorful world of Wynwood, the III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival attracts what it presents: frenetic, energetic personalities and living works of art. Aileen Quintana, an artist and the creative director of III Points, brings both. A first-generation Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, Quintana reveals, “I went to FIU for one semester. I was going to go pre-med. And then I said, ‘Fuck you, Mom — I’m gonna be an artist.’” She dropped out. For this exhibition, she built a giant, neon-hued shopping mall.

Quintana’s irreverent artistry is revealed in Sunset@Noon, her massive work at III Points. The installation is inspired by vaporwave, an alternative art movement and music genre that Quintana describes as “vintage and recycled audio and aesthetics from the internet.”

Quintana says living in Miami drives her to create. “I want to improve Miami’s community. That’s what the fuss is about. Miami needed this. Miami is full of color, but we’re a little fried because of the sun, so we’re a little crazier down here. We party late, and we work all the time. It’s normal to do this, and it’s awesome. I’m lucky to live in a forever party.”


Follow her on Instagram: @haiiileen

About The Author

Sara Nardea is no stranger to the art world, selling her own paintings and curating exhibitions -- from pop art to abstraction and now to art journalism, she is bringing her New York success to the up-and-coming Miami scene. Sara is now a contributing writer and editor at L'Etage Magazine.

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