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hey there colorful!

zinzani studios™ is an art company dedicated to you! here to inspire + empower you! we're getting young women and men of color to realize that they have no limits! are you ready to be pushed towards a better lifestyle one work of art and art experience at a time? take a look around, see what we have in-store for you!


about zinzani studios


founded on may 10, 2015, zinzani studios was born out of a need for awakening. art has such a huge impact on world but when there is misrepresentation or a complete lack of representation, in what way are those affected people impacted?  the founder of zinzani studios found that she wasn't taking full control of her life, but shortly after it helped her find purpose.  zinzani studios is here to awaken the underrepresented— people of color; to make them aware of the power they possess, realize they are limitless and bring out their true selves.

zinzani studios is an online art company based in paterson, new jersey.



the mission of zinzani studios is to inspire, motivate, and empower through visual art and art influenced products. we aim to get young women and men of color to live in color™ and recognize that their potential is endless by discovering the message that lies within the works of art.

zinzani studios is about liberation, empowerment, connection, growth, living out loud and loving it. it's art influencing the best possible lifestyle — it's about color... so much color!


about the artist


freshman and sophomore year of college i spent so much time trying to envision my future, career wise. this was a bit odd being that i knew exactly what i wanted to do with my life since the age of thirteen. i realized that in actuality, i was trying to envision an alternative career in the same field that would be easier to succeed in. i was allowing my fear of failure and outside influences alter my goals because hey, what if they were words of the wise.

once i got the push i needed to pursue my true dream, i began to think back to a time when i dressed so colorfully. i color blocked to. the. max. and still made it match. boss! me and my sister always have a good laugh about my previous style of dress. we look at photos and it amazes me to this day that kids didn’t come up with some crazy jokes on my outfits, but i’m sure it’s because “i made it fly and i’ll tell ya why.” *erykah badu voice*

i remember feeling so free at that time (when i put my shyness aside, that is). i had a such positive outlook on life, great sense of individuality and self-expression. i was so full of life; my colorful attire matched my colorful, crazy, fun personality. i felt darn near limitless. that's what color is; it’s without limits. i decided to bring that feeling back, enhance it and make everyone i come in contact with feel it too. i want to help people live without limits (or live in color as i call it) and do it the best way i know how... through art. 

i know first hand that reinforcement can be that little thing that makes a huge difference; that sometimes all you need is a little inspiration, a little motivation, or a bit of empowerment to completely shift your mindset from one with limits to one completely free. those colors that i would wear, sometimes all at once, are now what make up my brand because possessing the meanings of those colors will eliminate all limitations. so my goal is to help you discover the color(s) you're lacking and add it into your life, to help you find that missing piece to your puzzle and make you feel complete.

within every one of my creations lie a story, a message, vibrant colors and a bit of myself, inspiring you to release all limitations you’ve created in your own imagination. 

oh and i’m zinzani by the way (full name: tanganyika zinzani naivasha thorpe, to make it more personal): the colorful, crazy, cool, limitless artist and founder behind zinzani studios who believes in the power of art, stories, laughter, quotes, puzzles, metaphors, reinforcement, interdependence, a hot cup of tea and that everything happens for a reason. i look forward to releasing limits with you!



zinzani is a painter, illustrator, digital artist, photographer, graphic designer and curator. in her art, she plays with different styles but commonly creates portrait paintings consisting of smooth brush strokes, metaphoric components and a poetic feel. she is inspired by color, shapes, nature, black culture and her own experiences. 


products and services


lifestyle photography / portraits / product photography / event photography

fine & digital art

art prints / custom paintings / custom drawings / custom digital illustrations / hand-painted clothing / art influenced tees / art mugs 

graphic design

advertising / packaging / branding / logos / geo-filters / custom t-shirt design / graphic tees

*more services may be available upon request*


your only limitations are the ones you set in place for yourself.
—  zinzani, artist / founder / owner