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Get an Inside Look at what Inspires a Activist Artist Hillary Raimo

Besides being a talented artist in multi-mediums and also widely shown, her interests and passions take her down many parallel roads.  Her experiences traveling the world and studying under great artists and thinkers shape her unique, thought provoking  perspectives on contemporary issues. An artist, healer, activist, broadcaster, and writer; her talents seem endless.  Hillary is truly a force of nature and those who encounter her, no matter how or where, are the better for it.” –        Kevin Dubner, Board President, Albany Center Gallery

Provocative thinker and intuitive visionary, Hillary Raimo, was chosen as 1 of 25 women artists from NJ, NY and Pennsylvania to receive the great honor of having her artwork, a photograph entitled Apparition, featured in “The Space Between: Questions of Place in Times of Uncertainty” for the Women’s Caucus for Art, New York Chapter.  The Women’s Caucus for Art New York City Chapter (WCA NYC) is a national networking organization for women in the arts and organized this compelling exhibit. The exhibit, that began with multiple ideas for themes, will be held at the Alfa Art Gallery, a non-profit organization that is focused on discovering up-and-coming artists and providing support, as needed, to foster growth, on September 5th – September 26th

In an effort to build bridges between certain regions, the exhibition focused on women artists specifically living in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and encouraged a diverse female audience in order to enable voices who are often under-heard. This extraordinary exhibit, that is a compilation of work by women artists from a variety of backgrounds, will dive deeply into the connection between female identity, circumstances and the environment, placing value on deep-rooted fundamentals in regards to space, in an ever-changing, uncertain climate that we find ourselves in.

Raimo’s selected piece, Apparition, was taken at the magnificent site of Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the nation’s tallest, and deepest, underground waterfall. Her selected photograph, highlights breathtaking hues of violet and blue and captures the light beautifully, allowing viewers to see something glorious at each glance. The essence of the photograph will surely add additional perspective to today’s thought-provoking social climate. Her eye for art is unique and refreshing and the audience of this exhibit will most assuredly find Raimo’s piece inspiring. It is clear at first glance, why this magnificent work of art was chosen for such a prestigious event.

Certainly not a stranger to the art-world, Raimo has established herself as a multi-talented, international, multi-medium artist, painter and photographer whose work covers a wide range of realities, perspectives, and modern-day relevant messages in abstract form. Her work has been featured in various NYC galleries, the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga, the Yaddo exhibit “Taking Flight” curated by Tristan Kirvin and is regularly featured in the traveling exhibits of the Schenectady Photographic Society. Serving as the past President of the Bethlehem Art Association in Delmar, NY Raimo has used her business expertise to mentor other artists who lack skills in this area. She has hosted residency studies at her home in upstate NY, curated art exhibits for the Senior Hope Foundation and has sponsored silent auctions to raise awareness and funding for non-profit organizations. Additionally, in 2019, Raimo had the esteemed honor of studying with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Essdras M. Suarez, which added yet another incredible experience to her already lengthy list.  

With 20 years of guiding clients to appreciate new viewpoints, Raimo is open to collaborations, mentoring, commissions and curating and is eager to seek new collaborations. Whether you are designing a home, office space, garden or corporate office, Raimo’s expertise allows her to focus on unique and inviting designs that improve flow dynamics with a goal of increasing productivity, overall wellness and sense of peace. Her keen eye to design and art and her playful personality allow her to be the perfect guide for those seeking a mentor or guide. While Raimo incorporates her experience as a radio host, writer, author, businesswoman, activist, visionary and certified Reiki Master Teacher in Usui and Karuna Reiki it is easy to understand how she has become such a unique talent, brilliant mind and sought-after artist by collectors world-wide.

“After all these years in alternative media, publishing books, numerous articles and interviews later, here I am. With a unique perspective on world events, my time as a radio host also brought many experiences my way. I met extraordinary people, and was privileged to have an hour conversation a week for over a decade (give or take a few weeks off) and it was part of my spiritual growth to say the least. I found myself exploring the Great Pyramid on Giza, the old ruins of Manchu Picchu and Stonehenge. It brought me to the Temple of the Sun & Moon at Teotihuacan, the megalithic sites of Ireland and eventually to the Native American sites nestled deep in the American Southwest. As I followed my heart, I was brought to many fulfilling and beautiful adventures and they still continue to inspire my work. I seek to instill beauty & power into my artwork, poetry, writing and artistic projects. Through my artwork & books I offer a glimpse into what has inspired me.”– Hillary Raimo

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Hillary Raimo, is an established multi-talented, international, multi-medium artist, painter and photographer whose work covers a wide range of realities, perspectives, and modern-day relevant messages in abstract form. Raised as a Quaker, in part by her activist grandparents, grandfather Les Holloway, Field Director in Guatemala for the American Friends Service Committee and Executive Director for the Community Action Agency, and grandmother, Miriam Holloway, active protestor in many of our history’s most important protests, are who most assuredly led Raimo towards seeking a life of activism and truth.  With much more than an artistic background, Raimo’s own personal history also includes a business background as a licensed NYS real-estate and insurance agent, radio broadcaster, producer and writer. Considered a brilliant mind that is focused on healing and consciousness, Raimo’s increasing popularity, as a sought-after artist and so much more, has truly established her as an industry leader.

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