Sohaili’s life passions have gravitated around the mind, both in her athletic, academic and artistic pursuits. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sohaili was a USTA junior tennis player and graduated Cum Laude from George Washington University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Psychology, concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Evolution by Carina Sohaili is a series of abstract acrylic, epoxy resin, mineral and wax paintings created at her studio in Los Angeles. The series took two years to complete (2016-2018).
Pieces from this series have been acquired by The Frederick R. Weisman Museum and Art Foundation as well as private collectors such as Sydney Picasso.
Through mixed media, Sohaili explores light, perception, motion and refractive properties which allows the painting to take on a life of its own. Each piece in the series has a strategic point where everything comes together in a symphony. Thus, Sohaili emerges with wiser eyes by trusting herself and relinquishing to a process that cannot be predicted. Combining resin with high flow acrylics, wax and minerals, along with multiple layers and contrasting textures, allows light to refract differently, enabling the viewer to discover a new version of the piece as they move around it. Freedom.
Sohaili also participated in the Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Silent Auction (2019) and this years Silent Auction (2020) in collaboration with Artsy.
Currently, Sohaili is in the process of completing her proceeding series Roots (2019-).