Annika Rhea is an immersive action painter and movement artist based in Brooklyn, NY.
She is the creator of BODY MEDIUM, a painting technique that merges visual art, performance art and video art. Ms. Rhea is a process-oriented artist and is inspired by the relationship between motion, color, rhythm and emotion.
Rhea has over two decades of dance training, performance experience and cross-training in several movement disciplines such as ballet, modern, contemporary dance, martial arts, belly dance, fire flow arts, contortion, aerial, Horton technique, Duncan technique and Graham technique. Rhea began painting over a decade ago when an injury prevented her from dancing. She painted as a creative outlet and allowed the paint to dance for her. She spent over a decade developing her craft as movement-based abstract expressionist painter before solidly merging the two disciplines of dance and painting in 2016 to create BODY MEDIUM.