Ariel Elizabeth Churnin was born in San Francisco, California, and attended school at Dartmouth College and received her MFA from the New York Studio School in 2009. She met the artists from the Gihon River Collective while on staff at the Vermont Studio Center. Ariel's work is a expression of her spirituality. Her art explores the teachings of Sai Baba, Derek O'Neill and other great sages and artists who speak of Love and Truth. She currently resides in Ohio.