Child of God ✴ INFP ✴ Korean-American ✴ Artist & Creator
Nadia Rausa is a Korean-American artist and creator from Alaska, USA with an Associates in Art from the University of Alaska Anchorage/Mat-Su College. Her work has been described as elegantly dark and ethereal. Nadia uses various mediums and methods, oftentimes switching up her workflow to keep herself occupied. She uses her own mental health, cultural, and other struggles and her love of Korean culture, nature, symbolism, psychology, and spirituality as inspiration for her work. Inspired also by fantasy and folklore, her work can be interpreted in many ways.
Her mediums include drawing/painting, writing, surface and pattern design, handmade artisan methods such as embroidery, needle-felting, & bookbinding, and photography.
Nadia’s goal is to always bring some magic and love into the world via her work, while representing her love of fantasy and advocating mental health, spiritual/religious freedom, and POC & LGBTQ+ communities.
Nadia is the co-owner, co-founder, and creative director of One to a Thousand LLC, a publishing company started by her and her best friend, J.L. Chabotte. JLC and Nadia invite any artists, writers/authors, and photographers to submit for their quarterly zine via the One to a Thousand website.
She is also the co-owner and co-founder of Drakon & Harmoness, a game and stationary company in the works by her and her husband, Micah Rausa. They hope to officially launch in 2021-2022 with their first game and stationary collection.
Outside of work, Nadia loves hiking, reading horror and fantasy novels, spending time with her husband, Micah, and cat, Tabby, and studying herbology. She is also a mental health advocate and counselor at her small Korean church where her and Micah help plan fun events for kids. She is also studying to become an esthetician as work outside of creating.
2020 October-November – Hiraeth, J.L. Chabotte & Nadia Rausa, One to a Thousand LLC
2020 July – Inside My Mind There Is a Place That Is Home to a Secret
2020 April – Pyre
2020 January – Hornet’s Nest
2020 January – Polymorph
2019 June – An Ode to Nature, Inspired by Grace Yim
2019 March – Liminal, 2018 Inktober zine
Published/Accepted Works In:
2020-2019 – Beneath the Waves, The ArtOrder LLC
2018 – Tiny Dragons, The ArtOrder LLC
2017 – The Guide Artists Issue 2
Past Gallery Shows:
2020 June 12 – SALUT! V, Nucleus Portland, Portland OR, United States
2020 June 5 – Parallel Truth, WOWxWOW, United Kingdom via Web
2020 May 8 – MicroVisions 3, WOWxWOW, United Kingdom via Web
2019 November 8 – SALUT! IV, Nucleus Portland, Portland OR, United States
2019 February 22 – Tasteful Nudes, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN, United States
2019 March 15 – A Dream Within a Dream, Penumbra Gallery, Charneca Caparica, Portugal
2019 June 28 – How Long is Forever, Penumbra Gallery, Charneca Caparica, Portugal
2019 January 26 – Art & Seal: The Envelope Show, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra CA, United States
2018 December 14 – Small Art for a Big Cause, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN, United States
2018 July 6 – A Tribute to 25 Years of Magic: The Gathering, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis MN, United States
2018 February 2 – Love, Palmer Downtown Deli, Palmer AK, United States
2017 – Instruction/Construction, Palmer Museum, Palmer AK, United States