Arielle Pytka is an American and French painter, photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Indonesia and Miami during Art Basel. She has worked professionally as a lighting and drum technician for touring bands in the United States, Europe and Australia. Pytka also has worked as a motion picture camera assistant and has directed her own projects as well as music videos and commercials. An avid surfer and sailor, she was a member of the Quicksilver/Roxy surf team and has completed two transatlantic crossings crewing on a vintage sailboat. Her sailing team has won the 2015 Panerai Transatlantic Classique, Les Voiles De Saint Tropez, 2008 Falmouth Pendennis Cup, Fife Regatta in Scotland, and many others. Today she works out of her studio in Venice Beach, California.