Instagram: @Iamfinley

Where are you from?

Sedalia, Missouri.

What industry are you in and what do you do? 

Visual Artist, Curator, LaMaMa Galleria Visual Arts Director

Tell us about how you got started on your art journey.

I was always interested in art, but when I took a class called The Creative Process at the University of Missouri, I had a calling. The class explored writing, consciousness, hypnotism, and moving pendulums with your mind. It completely changed my life. I took a painting class and created 32 paintings in one semester. Within the year I transferred to the Pratt Institute.

Where do you see yourself going in the next 5-10 years?

Creating visual experiences that help people feel good. I would love to create a monumental sculpture garden that is also an artist residency by the sea.

How are you collaborating with Arlo and what are you most excited about with this collaboration?

Our office/showroom is right around the corner from the Arlo SoHo, so we’re going to offer a private shopping experience for Arlo guests at our showroom. We also have a few pop-ups lined up at the Arlo SoHo for April right before summer kicks off.

Where do you hope to grow within the Arlo brand?

I hope to create joyful works of art within the hotels.

What are you most passionate about?  

Love and color and creativity.

How do you define happiness?  

Total freedom.

Favorite place you have been in the world?  

Rome, Italy.

Where will you get on a plane to next?  

Los Angeles, California.

Where can our guests find you?

In the East Village, at the La MaMa Galleria or in Trastevere, Rome.

Anything last min you want to share with our guests as an ARLOcal??  

You are DIVINE!