Karina Gentinetta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana at age 12 during the ‘Dirty War’ in Argentina. She attended Tulane Law School where she graduated with honors and went on to practice in a prominent law firm in New Orleans for 13 years, becoming one of only a few women law partners in the firm. Then, in 2005, her life took an unexpected turn when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Losing her home and shaken professionally by the loss of several firm clients, Karina Gentinetta found herself at a crossroads. Turning to art and design for solace, she was inspired to eventually leave law to pursue her creative passion in the aftermath of the storm.
Creative from an early age and with a keen eye for the rare and beautiful, the self-taught artist began painting art that expressed her emotional journey. Since then, Karina Gentinetta’s paintings have received national and international recognition and have been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Elle Décor, Luxe Interiors, Veranda, Traditional Home and More Magazine among others. In 2016, Gentinetta collaborated with RH Modern on a limited edition original series which was successfully received and sold out. The artist’s works can be viewed on the luxury online marketplace 1stdibs and personally at the Gallery at 200 Lex at the New York Design Center in New York City.
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This is a sobering but enlightening museum for adults and children alike. Located on the scenic banks of the Mississippi River Road, Whitney Plantation Museum is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people in the antebellum South. During your visit, you will learn about the history of slavery on a southern Louisiana sugarcane plantation by visiting memorials built to honor enslaved people; as well as original slave cabins, a freedmen’s church, a detached kitchen, and a owner’s house built in 1790.
– Karina Gentinetta
New Orleans, LA
French with Japanese overtones, this Bywater restaurant is cinematic New Orleans magic. Film maker Aaron Walker and his wife Chef Yuki Yamaguchi nailed both the mood and the food.
– Sara Ruffin Costello