"Quiana Parks is the paragon of resilience." - The Fader
Photo by Poochie Collins
QUIANA PARKS is a DJ, producer, visual artist, social-influencer, philanthropist and cancer survivor. A true Renaissance-woman, Parks captivates audiences with her effortless fusion of disco, pop, house, hip-hop and R&B. At times, Parks is known to paint while spinning her sonic canvas. Quiana’s interdisciplinary approach to the turn-tables elevates the DJ game and illustrates her true artistic facility.
Quiana worked in fashion and design before stepping into the DJ booth. Since then, the Paterson, New Jersey native has spun for some of NYC's most prominent brands, including: Nike, Tiffany & Co., and American Express. Quiana is sought after by brands, companies, and individuals for her raw musical instinct and rockstar presence. In addition to her role as a DJ, Quiana is a passionate artist. During her battle with cancer, Quiana turned to painting for strength and hope. Her earliest work, “Sisters,” was created during her cancer remission and depicts the unwavering support Quiana received from the women in her life.
Quiana’s influence extends beyond her artistry and DJing. Her sense of cool and taste for style make her a top social influencer of today. She’s also been profiled in The Fader, Huffington Post, and The New York Times and more. In addition to her demanding performance schedule and blossoming art career, Quiana believes in using her craft for good. As a proud 13-year survivor of Lymphoma, Quiana created DJ For A Cure an awareness project that bridges her love for music with building a discussion around blood cancers.