California artist Gina Jacupke has been painting and drawing since she was a child and has worked with oils for 25 years. In addition to studying fashion design at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology and traditional Balinese painting in Bali, Jacupke studied microbiology and chemistry at the University of Florida and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as in several California galleries, including Lacy Gallery in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area galleries Robert Allen Fine Art and John McEvoy Fine Art. Jacupke’s paintings are inspired by the architecture of the human body as well as cultural designs such as checkerboards, patterns, crescent moons and crosses. A recurring theme in her work is the juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary color, language, graffiti, composition and design.