We had the good fortune of connecting with Sabri’A Price and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sabri’A, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I always knew I was meant to do something ..different. I was always a super sensitive child with hella empathy for all living things and I could see the beauty in everything. So, it was very difficult for me to fit in when I worked 9-5 jobs; I would quit a lot, haha. I hated doing things I didn’t wanna do and that didn’t interest me. After I graduated college, I realized that I reeeeally didn’t want to start the whole job-hunting, resume, professionalism, corporate thing. I decided to go full time with my art, which was more of a hobby and side hustle for me since 2016.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
If I had to describe my art, I’d call it something like “whimsical punk.” My art is very contradictory. I love bright neon colors and black…ALOT of black. My characters represent soft, delicate creatures, yet I paint them on a textured, gritty background. The themes behind my work include social justice, spirituality, environmentalism, and feminism. Basically, I want people to feel empowered and inspired to protect the earth and all living beings when they see my art. I’m most proud of finally having my own art style after about 3 years of changing my style over and over. Honestly, consistency is what got me where I am today. I’ve been painting since 2016. I just kept painting and painting. I painted all through out college, I entered a few contests, I did a few customs; then I started getting invited to do art shows and more customs; before I knew it, I was packing up my art supplies to move from Houston to California (with the help of my family) where I did more shows. It’s a chain reaction. Consistency and showing up for yourself as an artist will take you far. It’s not always easy, because life but if you create a little each day, that’s a lot!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d definitely take them to my favorite ramen spot, Tajima! They have the best vegetarian ramen and beer. After that, we’d probably hit Sunset Cliffs and watch the sunset. The next day we would go on a hike. And yeah, we can do it all over again for the next 6 days because that’s all I do haha
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shout out my family! My mom, dad, big sis, and big bro have always been so supportive of my dreams! I’d like to thank my best friends Ian and Jamie for always encouraging me and showing up for me. Aaaand I’d like to thank all my supporters on Instagram, they’re the best and they keep me going!