Racquel Bianca John
Racquel Bianca John is an American actress, inspirational writer, and a geometric abstraction painter.
The Actress 🎭
Racquel Bianca John is an American actress, who was born in Bronx, New York, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Racquel isn't the only actor of her siblings. She is related to the actor Isaiah John who just landed a role as a series regular on FX Snowfall.
In 2011, While accompanying her brother, Isaiah John, to his audition, she was encouraged to audition for one of the roles. With some coaching from her mother, she landed her first role as the lead in the independent film. This opportunity sparked her interest to become an actor.
Racquel delved into acting lessons and classes before auditioning for other roles. She wanted to understand, respect, and develop her craft as an actor. Racquel spent time in Los Angeles, taking classes and signing with a commercial LA agent. Her desire to know more about the craft brought her to a school in Atlanta called Alchemy of Acting. It was there where she had the pleasure and opportunity to learn from acting coach Carl Ford. Studying at The Alchemy of Acting has broadened her horizon not only for the craft but herself as a person.
Soon after, Racquel appeared in short films and PSA's. In 2015, she landed a lead support role in a comedy film starring Tom Arnold. Racquel made her Sundance Film Festival debut in the Netflix film Burning Sands, as Joy, directed by Gerard McMurray. Burning Sand is now streaming on Netflix. The actress has landed roles in the upcoming films Acrimony as young June; and plays a fraternal twin to her real life brother Isaiah John in the film Downsized, as Michelle. The film will premiere at the 2017 ABFF (American Black Film Festival).
When Racquel isn't acting, you will find her painting or writing. She finds painting to be very therapeutic in between roles. Desiring a platform to share her inspirational writings, Racquel has created a blog called Purposely You. She wanted to inspire and help people find the purpose within themselves.
The Blogger ✍🏽
• Creator of purposely-you •
Racquel Bianca John created her blog, in 2014, out of the desire to inspire others. Initially, her blog was called Parts of Me, until 2016 where she decided to change the focus of her blog. For months Racquel thought about what she stood for in life and didn't stop searching until she found it. One day she noticed that she enjoyed talking to people about purpose and living life with purpose. That's when she created Purposely You.
Purposely You is a website dedicated to sharing life experiences, through fashion, that will inspire you to find your purpose. Everyone has a purpose, but not everyone discovers or understands his or her purpose. Knowing your purpose enlightens your journey through life. Your Purpose will help you understand who you are and what you should do, which ultimately determines your destiny. Always be true to who you are because only you can walk the path of your life.
The Painter 🎨
• Geometric abstraction artist •
Racquel Bianca John (b. In Bronx, New York) is a self-taught geometric abstraction painter based in Atlanta, Georgia. She discovered her painting abilities while taking a High School design class. Not knowing what the course would entail Racquel began to develop her style through shapes (mostly lines). The teacher took notice of Racquel's eye for design and encouraged her to apply for AP art (Advance Placement Art), which she did. Racquel was accepted into the class, and from there she drew a passion and appreciation for art. She was in AP Art for the last two years of High School and received a Fine Arts seal on her diploma.
Through the years Racquel continued to develop her style and explore new ways to her work. During the beginning stages of her work, she only painted in black and white. She felt that working with those colors brought more meaning to it. The foundation of Racquel's technique is precision, which helps her create clean and beautiful paintings. Her work mostly consists of infusing geometric shapes with linear designs.
Racquel is currently working on a ten piece series where she explores color within deign.
Website coming soon!