Nina Canal has consistently worked in these three disciplines; Painting, Rock & Roll, and Chinese Internal Arts.
A native of Cape Town, South Africa, becoming a Londoner at the age of six., relocating to NYC after college in her 20's. Nina felt she had truly come home in Manhattan, becaming part of the now famous, avant-garde art scene from 1976-'81, finding her mark as an artist and musician. Today, having returned to the US from 15 years in France, Nina also teaches Butterfly Dragon Tai Chi, in the N Bay area of California.
Canal says her work is intuitive and about energy. She describes her abstract paintings as being inspired by the earth and by nature, dialing up tribal echoes of a different paradigm
Books in which Nina Canal feature:
No Wave: Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980, by Byron Coley and Thurston Moore, 2008 (Abrams Books)
No Wave by Marc Masters, 2007 (Black Dog)
New York Noise Book, Art and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88, a collection of photographs by Paula Court, 2008 (Soul Jazz Books)
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir, by Viv Albertine, 2014 (Thomas Dunne Books)