"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 collection at Casa Shelter Half.
She has been featured as the cover feature of La Motocyclette (New York), NPR, Ignant, Stereogum, Impose, Aquarium Drunkard, Iron & Air, Tiny Atlas, Best Magazine, Domaine Home, C 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, and WTF Digital and was included in Domaine Home's rapidly emerging artists to watch next to Alex Israel and James Franco. Lifestyle and Fashion brands call on her for her artistic sensibility, rocknroll feminine aesthetic, and her discerning classic sense of style. Her brand partnerships and clients include Booker New York, Omnia X Nihilo, Summer Bummer CA, Grifters, Amuse, First Base Australia, Coach, and The Fashion Revolution. Ali is a member of SAG and has been featured as a vocalist and art director on numerous commercial projects.
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.
If you are interested in following her journey, follow along her instagram @alibeletic and if you are interested in collaborating - get in touch at email@example.com.
CLIENTS AND COLLABORATIONS
La Motocyclette, Cy Dune, Lightning USA, Baer Joinery, Coach, Booker NYC, Best Magazine, Paper Sea Quarterly Australia, Anyone Girl New Zealand, Casa Shelter Half and Shelter Half, Heather Heron, Studio No., My Chameleon, Tappan Collective, Unicef USA, Cult Collective, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, High Desert Test Sites, Boxo Projects, Human NYC Art Gallery, University of Arizona, Soho House, Velvet Dust Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Marley Freeman, Gina Abatemarco, Lou Mora and Tiny Atlas Quarterly, Double Dutch Press, Born Losers Magazine, Sony, Noggin Networks, Cinefest Sudbury,Hermosa Shorts, Santa Fe Film Festival, Frontera Film Festival, Fringe Gallery, Like the Spice, Marisa Sage Gallery, C Magazine, The Painting Center, MOCA,LACMA, Jenny Askew, Mari Hidalgo, Palm Springs Art Museum, Delta Hand Goods, Iron and Air, Summer Bummer CA, Omnia X Nihlo, Grifter USA, Thrills Co., First Base, Lexus, Acura, AT&T, Sony, The Fashion Revolution, Texture, Brian Beletic, Smuggler, Seth Olinsky, Barking Owl, Jimmy Johns, Macy's, Bridgestone, Samsung, Infinity, Corrina Peipon, Romy Northover, You're the Worst, FX.