"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. She is currently working on a new series of Environments for the Pacific Ocean. 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.
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)." The Guardian UK included her in their artists to watch in 2016 and New York Magazine’s the cut called her ‘the real deal’. NPR compared her music to Patti Smith and Cat Power, while Vice compared her music to early Dylan.
She was named by Domaine Home as a rapidly emerging artist to watch next to Alex Israel and James Franco. She has been featured as the cover feature of La Motocyclette (New York), NPR, Ignant, Stereogum, Impose, Aquarium Drunkard, 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. 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, Acura, Sony, Samsung, Noggin, Thrills Co, Lexus, Coach, The Fashion Revolution and Thrills Co. Australia.
Ali's art practice is broad, and she has been called upon to work artistically in the realm of culture creation, working experimentally to further the mission of organizations, publications and brands. She 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Chelsea Neman, Domaine Home, 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, Bridgestone, Samsung, Corrina Peipon, Romy Northover.
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For press inquiries regarding her records
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