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About Rima Muna

Rima started drawing when she was 2. Her paintbrush was her mother's lipstick and the walls her canvas. She started drawing and couldn't stop!

Rima lives and paints in Southern California. Born in Lebanon and raised in a diverse background, Rima's work is influenced by her love of travel. Places like Mexico, Bali and Spain have been symbolic in creating Rima's intense palette of deep, rich colors.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Design from University of Oregon and a Masters of Education degree in Art from University of California Santa Barbara, Rima started focusing on painting in 2006.

Her style is influenced by the abstract expressionists who believed that non-representational painting could express spiritual and emotional truths. Rima approaches her paintings with a passionate immediacy and you are left looking at energetic expressions on canvas.

As a vocalist and piano player, music is one of the greatest inspirations for Rima. Spirituality and nature act as points of inspiration and undercurrents in her work.

She has shown her artwork in Southern California, Singapore and Hong Kong and is proud to have collectors worldwide.



Solo Shows

2020-2021 Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA

2018 Tool Room Gallery, Ventura, CA

2017 WAV Theater Gallery, Ventura, CA

2014 The Loft at Larchmont, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2013 The Wine Rack, Ventura, CA

2013 Ventura College Santa Paula, Santa Paula, CA

2012 Ojai Community Bank, Ojai, CA

2011 Good-to-Go restaurant, Huntington Beach, CA


Group Shows

2023 Back into the Light, D.A. Davidson, Ventura, California

2019 Fresh Perspectives, D.A. Davidson, Ventura, California

2018 Ventura Botanical Gardens, Ventura, California

2018 Innergetics, WAV Theater Gallery, Ventura, California

2018 Seasons, Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, California

2017 H2O, Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, California

2016 Color Us Different: A Five Woman Show, D.A. Davidson, Ventura, California

2016 New Work Show, Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, California

2016 ArtWalk Collectors Reception at City Hall, Ventura, California

2016 D.A. Davidson Companies, Ventura, California

2014 VAM: Improvisational Painting in Ventura, curated by Erik ReeL, Ventura, California

2014 Coastal Communities Cancer Center, Ventura, California

2014 Crowell, Weedon & Co., Ventura, California

2013 "Fall 2013-Winter 2014" Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, Ventura, CA

2013 "Touch of Red" Porch, Carpinteria, CA

2013 "Love Red, Red Love" Tool Room Gallery Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA

2012 AYNI Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2012 The Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

2012 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

2012 ArtWalk, Bell Arts Factory, Ventura, CA

2012 "Gateway to the Channel Islands Open Competition" Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura, CA

2012 "26th Annual Open Competition" Buenaventura Art Gallery, Ventura, CA

2011 "Art of Haiti" OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

2011 "Heart" Porch VAULT gallery, Carpinteria, CA

2010 "Buy the Running Foot" OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

2010 "GREEN" Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, CA

2010 "Go Figure: A Celebration of the Human Form" Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura, CA

2009 "Go Figure! An exhibit inspired by the human form" 855 at the Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA

2009 "Healing Arts" Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, CA

2009 "Some Like it HOT! 7th Annual Erotica Show" Artists' Union Gallery, Ventura, CA

2008 "Variations on a Local Theme" Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, CA

2006 ArtWalk, Diane Loring Spa, Ventura, CA


Permanent collections

Community Memorial Health System, Ventura, California