New Work


Anna Dvorak, Artist

I am an abstract landscape artist. 

My work reflects inspiration drawn from the natural world, from rock formations of major rift zones to landscapes of the western plains - and utilizes a process - both technical and emotional - that moves from representation toward abstraction.

Through this process, I expose an impression of nature, generated by my response to the forces behind natural landscapes after dramatic geological change.  The original inspiration of these landscapes - what is visible on the surface - suggests at the energy and phenomena that occurred under the surface but has come to rest, appearing immutable and quiet.  

Technically, my paintings are created by staining unprimed raw canvas with layers of fluid acrylic applied in extremely liquid form. The painting surface is slowly built up where the colors interact and intersect.

The result is a richly colored, layered and subtly textured surface, which hints at the initial watercolor studies, but gains a depth and intensity from the stratum of pigments.

During observation and distillation, the abstracted images take their direction and structure from nature and retain their most vital characteristics in an essential way, reflecting the unpredictable quality of nature - and being - itself.

I received a BA in art from the University of St Catherine in St. Paul, MN, and continued my studies at the Art Students League in New York City, where I studied with Ronnie Landfield, George Cannata, and William Scharf. 

I am represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, CO.


Kansas


Elements


Cuba


Exhibitions

2017 The Lexington, Saint Paul, MN
2016 Q2 Gallery, Minneapolis MN, solo show
2015 Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver CO, solo show
2014 Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver CO, group show
2012 Space Gallery, CO 12x12” group show, painting
2009 Denver International Airport, CO, Art of the Dunes show, paintings
2009 Space Gallery, Denver, CO, three-person show, paintings
2008 Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO, group show
2008 Space Gallery, Denver, CO, two-person show, paintings
2007 Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, College of St Catherine, St Paul MN, solo show
2007 Joan of Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, solo show, paintings
2006 Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis MN, three-person show, paintings
2006 Arvada Center, Arvada CO, invitational group show, pastels
2006 Space Gallery, Denver CO, Nature’s Rhythm: three-person show, paintings
2005 Arvada Center, Arvada CO, invitational group show, pastels
2005 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, rotating exhibition, paintings
2004 Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis MN, group show, paintings
2004 Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis MN, three-person show, paintings
2004 Minneapolis City Hall, Minneapolis MN, paintings
2004 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, rotating exhibition, paintings
2004 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, “5 foot show”, paintings
2003 Crema Cafe, Minneapolis MN, two-person show, paintings
2003 Affinity Credit Union, Minaneapolis MN, solo show, paintings
2003 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, rotating exhibition, paintings
2001 Crema Cafe, Minneapolis MN, solo show, paintings
2001 Art Students League, NYC, group show, drawings
2001 Art Students League, NYC, group show, paintings
2000 Art Students League, NYC, group show, drawings
2000 Art Students League, NYC, group show, paintings
1998 Cooks of Crocus Hill, Saint Paul MN, group show, “Food Art”
1991 College of St. Catherine, Saint Paul MN, B.A. graduation solo show

Education

B.A.  College of St. Catherine, Saint Paul, MN;  art

Art Students League, New York City, NY; drawing and painting

 

Memberships

Art Students League, NYC, Lifetime member

NEMAA, Minneapolis