Aineki Traverso (b. 1991) is a painter living and working in Atlanta, GA. Their work uses the rhetoric of painting to echo the way memories, fantasies and identities are transformed, constructed, and intertwined.
Aineki graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2013 with a concentration in film theory and their work has been exhibited in spaces such as Whitespace Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Greenville, SC), and Swivel Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). Aineki has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, and Volatile House. Aineki is set to attend a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2024, where she was awarded a 50th Anniversary Fellowship. Aineki was recently named the recipient of the Edge Award from the Forward Arts Foundation and will be exhibiting at Swan Coach House Gallery in 2024.