Original art, prints, & items featuring original art

Chicago, Illinois


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Rani Young

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Rani Young

About RaniYoungArt

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On Etsy since 2021

Artist, musician, designer.

I live and work in my art studio surrounded by the characters and scenes that originate in my mind and spill out onto my canvases, as if I am living within a book or a film. Born as a twin on Halloween, I have always been drawn to the idea of becoming a character as well as finding and expressing my own unique identity. I often utilize self-portraiture as a way of changing costume and working out that identity. I grew up painting, drawing, singing to myself, and reading Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie. I loved to feel like I was unraveling some mystery, and I still feel like I am doing just that when I'm figuring out how to depict something on canvas or create an effect I want using a technology tool. I have worked professionally as a graphic designer and a motion graphics/video artist, and my graphic sensibilities and interest in motion factor into my paintings. And, to an equal degree, my paintings have always felt like film stills. I hope you will enjoy stepping into these stories with me.

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  • Rani Young

    Owner, Designer

    Rani Young is a Chicago-based artist working in oil painting, illustration, video, music, and motion graphics. She received a Post-Baccalaureate in Art & Technology Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from CSU.

Production partners

  • Finerworks

    San Antonio, TX

    A helpful partner for creating beautiful prints that I find to be amazing quality!

  • Printful

    Chatsworth, CA

    Printful has a major role as a production partner. They print, pack, and ship orders from their production and fulfillment center. Their hard work allows me to design products that customers will love.

  • Sticker Mule

    NY, United States

    Sticker Mule is an American custom printing company, specializing in stickers, labels, coasters, buttons, pins, packaging, magnets, and hot sauce. It is based in Amsterdam, New York but has remote employees in 17 countries as of May 2021.

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