Gina Cicinelli Alequin is a self taught American born artist. She was born and raised in Wicker Park Chicago. Gina’s artwork can best be described as whimsical and free. Her artwork has graced the walls of the United States Capital, restaurants and boutiques. Prints of her work are also sold online. Life hasn’t been easy for her. She also is a two time cancer survivor who has endured many surgeries and treatment. Her artwork was her constant companion through it all. Today Gina Cicinelli Alequin is the founder of a virtual artist gallery, CHICAGO ARTIST RISING, giving other artists a venue to post their artwork and art related events.