We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosana Aziernicki and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rosana, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I’m a very determined person, and I always push myself to keep going. I always try to follow my dreams, trust my instincts, listen to my heart, and to be loyal to myself and my loved ones. I’m a creative person pursuing a creative career, which can make all of the above a bit tricky. Sometimes my own demons win more battles than I’m ready to accept, but I opt to keep going.
Sometimes I get stuck in a loop. I get to a point where nothing feels right, where I don’t enjoy the process, or I’m simply overwhelmed by it all. Those are the moments when I need to stop and reflect on what I intend to do:
What is the right path for me? What relationships do I want to keep? Are my dreams even my own, or do they come from what is expected of me?
I’m not saying to give up. Rather, we need to remember to stop and learn, to listen, to adjust and shift our attention. And after that, keep going—and it may be in a completely different direction—but always, always keep going.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Surface Designer and Artist based in Los Angeles, California, and the creator of Antenna Studio Art & Design. I’m originally from Buenos Aires, I’ve traveled around the world, and lived in London before finally settling in LA. My life wasn’t exactly a straight line. I became a Surface Designer after many curves and turns. Previously, I graduated and worked as a fashion designer for many years; I also practiced modern dance, drawing, painting and printmaking. As I have always loved art in every form, I visit every museum, art gallery or exhibition I can. These experiences and my curiosity have helped me develop my own aesthetics and unique perspective.
With Surface Design, I apply my art to products that people can enjoy in everyday life, during simple moments throughout the day, and that’s why I love this profession so much, because I believe that art should be accessible to everyone.
I trust that’s never too late to do something you love and believe in. Life is full of new beginnings, and to me, that is very exciting!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a friend in town for a week, I’d take them on a drive through Las Virgenes Canyon toward Malibu, stop at the beach, grab a drink on the waterfront, and head back down the PCH.
Another day, we’d go to Downtown LA to visit MOCA, The Broad, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Hauser and Wirth galleries. We could have lunch at Manuela’s and shop around the Arts District. Later in the evening, we’d go for sushi to Japantown/Little Tokyo, go out for cocktail, and head over to Chinatown to enjoy live music during Gallery Night.
I’d definitely make sure to go hiking to the local mountains (maybe around my neighborhood in Altadena!), visit the Griffith Observatory to enjoy the views, eat at Cafe Figaro in Los Feliz, shop in the local boutiques around the area, and enjoy a concert at the Greek Theater.
And if my friend is lucky enough to be in town on the second Sunday of the month, we’d have to go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, then head to Highland Park for dinner at Cafe Birdie on Figueroa, and a nightcap at The Hermasillo on York. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank my husband Mack for always being on my side and supporting me. I am so grateful that we are journeying this life together.
Chris Strother – Photography Martina Mackinlay – Make-up