Karli Janell Tucker is a Southern California based artist and illustrator. She specializes in portraits in oil or watercolor and illustrations in pen and ink and mixed media. She uses muted colors and greyscale often but is known to dabble in bright colors here and there.

Karli focuses on drawing out the beauty from the darkness of her own life as well as her paintings. She paints moody figures in scenes of delightfully bright and sparkly colors.

Phone- 951.401.0470
Instagram- @ilrak
Twitter- @karlijanell



Painting and Drawing etc. Skills and Mediums:
Portrait Art, Figure Drawing/Painting, Mural Painting,  

Oil, Acrylic, Gauche and Watercolor paint 

Pen and Ink, Charcoal and Graphite

Pigments, Dyes and Spraypaints

Two Part Liquid Plastics and Resins

Two Part Pourable Foams and Rubbers

Technical Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom), Corel Painter, Microsoft Office,Photography, Mold Making and Casting, Wood Fabrication and Light Construction, Soldering, Sculpting


School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, BFA in Illustration

Santa Monica City College, Entertainment Technology

Mt San Jacinto College, Certificate in Multimedia


Contract and Commissioned Works:

·      Several Graphic Design, Photo Retouch and Illustrations- references available

·      Several private party portrait commissions- references available

·      Several private party illustration commissions- references available

Gallery Shows:


  • Out of This World, Mission Hill SMFA Gallery (As Artist and Curator)- September 2019- Boston, MA
  • And Now This, Installation Show- Artists For Humanities- April 2019- Boston, MA
  • Avatars Show, Nave Gallery- March 2019- Medford, MA
  • Dwell, Mission Hill Gallery- March 2019- Boston, MA
  • Rituals Show, Sanctuary UCC- November 2018- Medford, MA
  • Ten by Ten Show, La Bodega Gallery- September 2018- San Diego, CA
  • The Paper Napkin Fall Issue- Fall 2018- Boston, MA


·     Mermaid Show, LaBodega Gallery- San Diego,CA

·     Hallspace Drawing Project- Boston, MA

·     La Luz De Jesus Gallery Coaster Show- Los Angeles, CA 

·     StarlightBazaar, (every month from May to October) Temecula,CA

·     Members Only-Phallus Art Show, Mesheeka- SD, CA 

·     Palate Cleansed(water themed show)(As Artist and Curator)- Temecula, CA

·     LA Women Resist(benefit show for Together We Will and L.A.M.B.)- Los Angeles, CA

·     Palate Enflamed(fire themed show)(As Artist and Curator)- Temecula, CA

·     Art Unites (benefitshow for Music Education)- San Diego, CA


·     Palate (As Artist and Curator)- Temecula, CA

·     Art Night SF- San Francisco, CA

·     Amber Rose SlutWalk Gallery (benefit)- LosAngeles, CA

·     La luz De JesusGallery Coaster Show- Los Angeles, CA

·     Solo Show at Temecula Cheese Company- Temecula, CA


·     80s Themed Showat Thumbprint Gallery- December 2014
San Diego, CA

Donnie Darko Themed Show at Hill Street Country Club Gallery- October2014
Oceanside, CA

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