Oriana Fenwick was born in Kirn in 1986 and was raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. Since 2007 she is studying at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach in the class of Eike König. Oriana Fenwick lives and works in Frankfurt.
Fenwick’s medium is the drawing, which she mostly carries out in pencil. Her very special love for the detail is visible in every pencil stroke. This makes her drawings always very accurate but nevertheless not true to reality. She lets human, animal and artificial pieces grow together, making them appear as if they had always belonged together. In this way she unites reality and fantasy and creates new things as well as giving familiar things new meanings. And yet her world is ever gentle and almost unreal.