Arielle Pytka is an American and French painter, photographer, and filmmaker. She resides between Los Angeles and Paris. Her artwork has appeared in multiple solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Indonesia, and Miami during Art Basel. She has worked professionally as a lighting and drum technician for touring bands in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Pytka has also worked as a motion picture camera assistant leading her to direct her own projects. Arielle has directed music videos and commercials that have appeared on national television. An avid surfer and sailor, she was a member of the Quicksilver/Roxy surf team and has completed two transatlantic crossings crewing on a vintage sailboat. Her sailing team has won the 2015 Panerai Transatlantic Classique, Les Voiles De Saint Tropez, 2008 Falmouth Pendennis Cup, Fife Regatta in Scotland, and many others. Arielle is now working out of her studio in Venice Beach, California.