"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, media and print stories, 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 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 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 and art director on numerous 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 Online. 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.
If you are interested in following her journey, follow along her instagram @alibeletic and if you are interested in collaborating - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLIENTS AND COLLABORATIONS
La Motocyclette, Coach, Booker NYC, Sony, Noggin Networks, Lexus, Acura, AT&T, MOCA, Palm Springs Art Museum, Samsung, Infinity, Barking Owl, FX Network, Jimmy Johns, Macy's, Bridgestone, The Fashion Revolution, March of Dimes, Cinefest Sudbury, Cy Dune, Lightning USA, Baer Joinery, Delta Hand Goods, Venice Art Walk, Iron and Air, Summer Bummer CA, Hermosa Shorts, Santa Fe Film Festival, Frontera Film Festival, Fringe Gallery, Like the Spice, Marisa Sage Gallery, Omnia X Nihlo, Grifter USA, Thrills Co., First Base, Texture, Brian Beletic, Smuggler, Seth Olinsky, Kittie Beletic, Romy Northover, Casa Shelter Half and Shelter Half, Heather Heron, Studio No., My Chameleon, Tappan Collective, Unicef USA, Venice Art Walk, Cult Collective, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, High Desert Test Sites, Boxo Projects, Human NYC Art Gallery, LACMA, University of Arizona, Soho House, Consequence of Sound, Settlers LA, Double Dutch Press, Rob Pearson, The Surfrider Malibu, Sweetgreen, Evan Ross Murphy, D.U.S.T., Bankrobber, Rough Trade and Amuse.