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Anna Dvorak PA I N T I N G S C ATA L O G U E 2007-2016


artist statement

My work reflects inspirations drawn from the natural world, from rock formations of major rift zones to landscapes of the western plains - and utilizes an intellectual, technical and emotional process that moves from representation toward abstraction. Throughout this process, my intention is to expose an impression of nature, generated by a response to the forces behind the natural landscapes left behind 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. Spending time immersed in these landscapes has taught me how the natural phenomena mirrors the experience of being human. As we are constantly shifting emotional and spiritual beings, the surface of our appearance reveals little of the changing terrain underneath the surface as we explore what it means to be alive. Technically, the paintings are created by staining unprimed raw canvas with layers of fluid acrylic paint applied in extremely liquid form. The painting surface is slowly built up over weeks, where the fluid and unpredictable 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 through the process the unpredictable quality of nature - and being - itself.


Grasslands series

Valentine Grasslands, Center Lake (storm) acrylic on canvas 44x44� 2018


Valentine Grasslands, Center Lake acrylic on canvas 44x44� 2018


Niobrara Wildlife Refuge 3 acrylic on canvas 40x36� 2018


Niobrara Wildlife Refuge acrylic on canvas 40x36� 2018


Niobrara Wildlife Refuge 2 acrylic on canvas 40x36� 2018


Niobrara River acrylic on canvas 36x40� 2018


Niobrara River 2 acrylic on canvas 23x32� 2018


Buffalo Gap Grasslands acrylic on canvas 29x40� 2018


Buffalo Gap Grasslands 2 acrylic on canvas 25x40� 2018


Buffalo Gap Grasslands 3 acrylic on canvas 29x43� 2018


Atmosphere 3 acrylic on canvas 20x20� 2018


Atmosphere acrylic on canvas 26x35� 2018


Atmosphere 2 acrylic on canvas 50x38� 2018


Moonrise, Valentine Grasslands acrylic on canvas 38x40� 2018


Storm, Valentine Grasslands acrylic on canvas 38x40� 2018


Night, Comanche Grasslands acrylic on canvas 38x50� 2018


Atmosphere 2 acrylic on canvas 50x38� 2018


Valentine Grasslands acrylic on canvas 55x42� 2018


Valentine Grasslands, Sunset acrylic on canvas 26x39� 2018


Comanche Grasslands acrylic on canvas 28x44� 2018


Dusk, Sangre de Cristos acrylic on canvas 34x46� 2018


Cimarron Grasslands - storm acrylic and ink on canvas 24x22� 2017


Comanche Grasslands acrylic and ink on canvas 35x29� 2017


Ulysses, Kansas acrylic and ink on canvas 25x25� 2017


Kansas series

Kansas acrylic and ink on canvas 42x56� 2016 (private collection)


Kansas 2 acrylic and ink on canvas 42x56� 2016


Kansas 3 acrylic and ink on canvas 11x16� 2016


Kansas 4 acrylic and ink on canvas 22x24� 2016


Kansas 5 acrylic and ink on canvas 22x25� 2016


Kansas 8 Acrylic and ink on canvas 20x23� 2016


Kansas 12 Acrylic and ink on canvas 20x23� 2016


Kansas 15 Acrylic and ink on canvas 22x24� 2016


element series

Wind-Water acrylic and ink on canvas 45x64� 2016


Wind-Water 2 acrylic and ink on canvas 48x60� 2016


Wind-Water 3 acrylic and ink on canvas 54x64� 2016


Wind-Water 4 acrylic and ink on canvas 38x33� 2016


Earth-Water (Sand) II acrylic and ink on canvas 30x50� 2015


Earth-Water III acrylic and ink on canvas 42x36� 2015


Earth-Water acrylic and ink on canvas 35x46� 2015


Earth-Water (ice) III acrylic and ink on canvas 26x18� 2015


Earth-Water (sand) IV acrylic and ink on canvas 33x24� 2015 (private collection)


Earth-Water (sand) acrylic and ink on canvas 38x55� 2015


Water-Earth (ice) acrylic and ink on canvas 40x66� 2013-2015


Water-Earth II acrylic and ink on canvas 53x56� 2015


Water-Earth IV acrylic and ink on canvas 16x24� 2015


Water-Earth III acrylic and ink on canvas 18x15� 2015


Water-Earth V acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2015

Water-Earth VI acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2015


FireAir acrylic and ink on canvas 30x36� 2014


FireAirWater acrylic and ink on canvas 30x36� 2014


WindAir acrylic and ink on canvas 18x26� 2014


Still Air acrylic and ink on canvas 18x26� 2014


AirEarth acrylic and ink on canvas 12x12� 2014


Water-Earth acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2014

Water-Air acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2014


Fire-Water acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2014

Fire acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2014


Earth-Water acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2014

Air-Fire acrylic and ink on canvas 10x10” 2014


cuba series

Havana I acrylic and ink on canvas 25x30� 2015


Havana II acrylic and ink on canvas 25x30� 2015


Havana III acrylic and ink on canvas 24x26� 2015


Havana IV acrylic and ink on canvas 26x24� 2015 (private collection)


Vedado acrylic and ink on canvas 30x46� 2015


Viñales acrylic and ink on canvas 28x26” 2015


Dunes series

Dunes-winter-late afternoon acrylic and ink on canvas 24x29� 2008 (private collection)


Dunes-eastwall,winter,late afternoon acrylic and ink on canvas 24x29� 2008


Dune field - summer, early evening acrylic and ink on canvas 56x40� 2008


Dunes - early evening, sunset acrylic and ink on canvas 42x38� 2008


Dunes - winter, morning snow acrylic and ink on canvas 40x29� 2008


Dunes - spring, midday, Medano Creek acrylic and ink on canvas 24x20� 2008


Dunes - spring, midday acrylic and ink on canvas 16x16” 2008

Dunes - spring, warm light acrylic and ink on canvas 16x16” 2008


Israel series

Jerusalem acrylic and ink on canvas 5’x6’ 2007 (private collection)


Jerusalem II acrylic and ink on canvas 5’x6’ 2007 (private collection)


Qumram acrylic and ink on canvas 28”x28” 2007 (private collection)


Masada (east) acrylic and ink on canvas 23”x23” 2007 (private collection)


Masada (north) acrylic and ink on canvas 23�x23� 2007 (private collection)


Kinneret III acrylic and ink on canvas 30”30” 2007 (private collection)


Caesarea II acrylic and ink on canvas 25”25” 2007 (private collection)


Kinneret acrylic and ink on canvas 34x36� 2007 (private collection)


Kinneret II acrylic and ink on canvas 34”x36” 2007 (private collection)


Caesarea acrylic and ink on canvas 36”x36” 2007 (private collection)


Gamla III acrylic and ink on canvas 36”x36” 2007 (private collection)


Ein Gedi Oasis acrylic and ink on canvas 56”x44” 2007


Dead Sea (Coast) acrylic and ink on canvas 56”x44” 2007 (private collection)


Gamla acrylic and ink on canvas 48”x36” 2007


Gamla II acrylic and ink on canvas 48”x36” 2007 (private collection)


Dead Sea (Ein Gedi) acrylic and ink on canvas 33”x35” 2007 (private collection)


Exhibitions 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 2009 Denver International Airport, CO, Art of the Dunes show 2009 Space Gallery, Denver, CO, three-person show 2008 Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO, group show 2008 Space Gallery, Denver, CO, two-person show 2007 Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, University of St Catherine, MN, solo show 2007 Joan of Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, solo show 2006 Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis MN, three-person show 2006 Arvada Center, Arvada CO, invitational group show 2006 Space Gallery, Denver CO, Nature’s Rhythm: three-person show 2005 Arvada Center, Arvada CO, invitational group show 2005 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, rotating exhibition 2004 Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis MN, group show 2004 Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis MN, three-person show 2004 Minneapolis City Hall, Minneapolis MN 2004 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, rotating exhibition 2004 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, “5 foot show” 2003 Crema Cafe, Minneapolis MN, two-person show 2003 Affinity Credit Union, Minaneapolis MN, solo show 2003 Gallery 360º, Minneapolis MN, rotating exhibition 2001 Crema Cafe, Minneapolis MN, solo show 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 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


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Anna Dvorak Paintings 2007-2018  

Catalogue of Paintings

Anna Dvorak Paintings 2007-2018  

Catalogue of Paintings

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