Georgia-born Hannah Faith Yata paints fantastic scenes, laden with female figures, hairless lab rats, indigenous costumes, and mythical animals.

According to Yata, her work “seeks to interweave political ideas, (using nature, women, and feminism almost synonymously), environmental degradation, and themes of moral injustice into increasingly chaotic paintings.” Yata incorporates the female form as a way to deny objectification of women and she incorporates animals into her work to allow them to “speak their consciousness.” The resulting work is a chaotic mix of bright colors and imagery, coalescing in fantasy worlds that seamlessly integrate ecstatic celebration with dark cynicism about contemporary society.