Zeenah Spirit Biography
Experimental Artists includes the experimental painting and experimental photography of artist Zeenah Spirit. Her imagery contains surreal landscapes of abstract human emotion.
Zeenah was born in Montana, under the name Mandi Vian Zeiler. She later changed her name to Zeenah Spirit Ziino. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2003 with a degree in Fine Arts and minor in Photography.
In 2003, Zeenah Spirit’s experimental painting “Mental Chaos” was exhibited in a Billings Montana MDA benefit. It was then was accepted into the permanent collection of the MDA Art Museum in Tucson, Arizona. It is an exploration of energy fields in the human body.
Zeenah received an Award of Excellence from the VSA Arts 2006 competition for her photograph “Hidden”. Hidden was exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. in honor of her award.
In 2006, the photo “Mind’s Eye” was exhibited in the Kennedy Center Hall of States.
Other featured experimental paintings deal with issues of self-acceptance. She uses surreal art as a way to capture her vision of the world. Her visuals try to define the darkness that makes people uncomfortable and search for the light of knowledge.
She has also worked as a website designer and virtual assistant for over 20 years. Zeenah currently resides in California with her life partner Robert Ziino. She is the mother of Zandra Ziino and a step-mom to Zach Ziino.