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"Ali Beletic is a rebel with a cause, a modern-day version of James Dean who is no longer willing to play by the regular rules of engagement. Instead, she was going to do things her own way.... A rebel who just might become a living legend alongside Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey, and Dan Auerbach."  - The Revue

"She is best known for her work as an installation artist. She creates symbolic art stunts as expansive as setting up mahogany and glass Judd-like sculptural pools in remote deserts, throwing parties with drummers hidden throughout the backcountry, and illuminating an entire boulder field you can hike through.  Needless to say, she has an eye for provocative imagery, and apparently her senses are fluid because she has an ear for the provocative as well.  The sense of roaming, exploration, and wanderlust in her visual components transfer to her music. " - Stereogum


Her artwork includes creating and hosting large scale experiential installations, Vanguard Parties,  Earth Art Ceremonies and Environments as well as traditional gallery shows - all intending to create evocative experiences for the modern art community to have access to rock n roll, ancient emotions, latent instincts and 360 degree sensual experiences.  

In 2016, she released her debut record, Legends of These Lands Left to Live, which New York Magazine’s the Cut noted “has been uncommonly well-received by critics, at least one of whom compared her to James Dean (among a host of living rock legends)."  NPR compared her music to Patti Smith and Cat Power, while Vice compared her music to early Dylan.  The Guardian  included her in their artists to watch in 2016 and New York Magazine’s the cut called her ‘the real deal’.  It was also celebrated by writers from Stereogum, The Revue, LA Weekly, Impose and Consequence of Sound.

She is currently working on a new series of Environments for the Pacific Ocean as well as her new sculpture project Modern Objects for Primitive Living.  Her work has been featured by several Los Angeles and New York Galleries including Tappan, the Soho House, JTHAR, Boxo Projects, Human Gallery New York, The Painting Center (New York), as well as a part of the collections at Casa Shelter Half, and The Surfrider Malibu.  

She has been featured on NPR, Vice/Noisey, New York Magazine's The Cut, Ignant, Stereogum, Impose, Aquarium Drunkard, as well as the cover feature of La Motocyclette (New York) debuting over at MOCA Los Angeles.  Her work has also been featured in Ignant, Vogue Paris, Iron & Air, Tiny Atlas, Best Magazine, Paper Sea (Australia), Anyone Girl (New Zealand), My Chameleon (France), La Mignonette (France), Velvet Dust, Hullabaloo, The Revue, Consequence of Sound, Range Magazine, LVL3, Cicada Wheels, Secretly Important, Of the Wolves, WTF Digital, SF Girl by Bay Glamour Magazine and Goop.  She was included in Domaine Home's and rapidly emerging artists to watch.  

Ali is a member of BMI and SAG/AFTRA and has been featured as a vocalist on both television and commercial projects.  She studied film at NYU and trained as a classical vocalist in both New York, and Los Angeles.  She has also studied as a vocalist, guitarist, and as a vocal producer at Berklee.  She mentored under the prestigious production designer, Rob Pearson.  

She has written several gonzo style articles for various publications and is the co-founder of LIGHTNING—a print/online platform that explores various subcultures of rocknroll, art, surfing, motorcycles and other related creative and spirited scenes.  She is passionately creating a like-minded community of explorers, creatives, and freeriders inspired by her adventure driven lifestyle and her studies with master trackers Tom Brown Jr., and Jon Young.  


CONTACT

Paintings & Installation: studio@alibeletic.com Music & Licensing: info@lightning-usa.com


ART

Artsy / TAPPAN Collective

MUSIC

Lightning Records / Bank Robber Music / SAG / Aftra

VINYL

Spotify Merch Bar / Discogs / Amazon

EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS, COLLECTIONS

Shelter Half / Surfrider Hotel Malibu /  The Rosewood / Miramar Hotel / Palm Springs Art Museum / The Fashion Revolution / Cinefest Sudbury / MOCA / Venice Art Walk / Hermosa Shorts / Santa Fe Film Festival / Frontera Film Festival / Fringe Gallery / Like the Spice / Marisa Sage Gallery / Tappan Collective / Unicef / Joshua Tree Art Gallery / High Desert Test Sites / Boxo Projects / Human NYC Art Gallery / Soho House /  Sweetgreen /

CLIENTS

CoachUbisoft / Booker NYCSonyNoggin Networks /  Lexus /  Acura / AT&T /   Samsung / Infinity / FX Network / Macy's / Bridgestone / March of Dimes / Summer Bummer CAOmnia X Nihlo / Grifter USAThrills Co. / First Base / Amuse /

COLLABORATIONS

Cy DuneLightning USA / Baer Joinery, Delta Hand Goods, Texture, Romy Northover, Cult CollectiveUniversity of Arizona, Settlers LA,  Double Dutch Press, Rob Pearson,  Evan Ross Murphy, D.U.S.T.