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Author, art dealer, museum curator and temporary body art pioneer
Carine Fabius is the author of five fiction and non-fiction books. She has also been published in African Arts magazine, a Fowler Museum at UCLA publication; and Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters (an NYU publication).
A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Carine grew up in New York, moved to Miami at 21, then in 1986 she headed west to Los Angeles, where she lives today. In 1990, Carine and her sculptor husband Pascal Giacomini opened Galerie Lakaye, a contemporary ethnic art gallery with a focus on Haitian art. The gallery has been featured in various television shows and prestigious publications, including Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and many others. Carine is also an independent museum curator for venues throughout southern California.
In 1997, the couple opened Lakaye Studio, the first henna body painting studio in the United States, in the process, helping to jumpstart the global trend of temporary henna tattoos. Today, Carine and her husband run both Galerie Lakaye, which regularly hosts artist salons, and Lakaye Studio, which manufactures a line of body art kits known as EARTH HENNA body painting kits and EARTH JAGUA all-natural black temporary tattoo kits. Their products are sold in stores (Urban Outfitters, Whole Foods, etc.) throughout the United States and Europe.
For more info or to contact Carine, please visit www.carinefabius.com