ARTIST STATEMENT

My deep love for wild spaces and time spent working on trail maintenance crews is the bedrock for my work as an artist where I explore the relationships humans have with the environment. I am fascinated by the lines, textures, formations and moments that have shaped this earth and am interested in the interconnectedness of trails and the idea of mapping wild spaces through experience.

I am drawn to labor intensive processes of printmaking, papermaking and metal casting. The conversations I have with the materials I use result in a collaboration between myself and the earth. I long for experiences that I can learn from and that are centered on challenging myself, whether in the studio or outside. It’s a cycle, pushing myself outdoors to be active and present in a place leads to pushing myself in the studio, determined to somehow savor the experience by making which then leads to more time outside.

My creative practice is an exploration of materials, processes, ideas and the outdoors with an effort to find a way to cope with making work knowing that it is impossible to leave absolutely no trace on the environments that I’m so amazed by.




       
ABOUT

Anna Orbovich is a Minneapolis based artist working in printmaking and sculpture.

As an avid outdoors-person Orbovich’s time working and conducting research in the geothermal areas of Iceland, salt flats of Death Valley, burned regions of the High Desert, abandoned coal mining settlements just south of the North Pole, and the waters of the Arctic have vastly influenced the direction of her work.

In May 2019 she recieved her MFA from the University of Minnesota. Orbovich earned her BFA in printmaking and book arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012.






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EDUCATION

2019         University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN
             MFA in Studio Art, Printmaking and Foundry emphasis

2012         Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) / Baltimore, MD
             BFA in Printmaking with Book Arts Concentration, Cum Laude

EXHIBITIONS / PUBLICATIONS

2019         
            contours of iron, Franconia Sculpture Park / Shafer, MN
            An Exploration in Shifting Terrains, Solo Exhibition, Outlook Gallery: Minnesota Center for Book Arts /               Minneapolis, MN
            The House | The Yard, Katherine E. Nash Gallery / Minneapolis, MN

          SGCI 2019 Member’s Print Exchange / SGCI Conference / Dallas, TX

2018         Something I’m Thinking, Quarter Gallery / Minneapolis, MN
             Surface of Revolution: A Bohemian Press Retrospective, Larson Art Gallery / St. Paul, MN
              2018 Mid America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition, University of Wyoming / Laramie, WY

             Zine Swap, organized by Instructor Sage Perrot, Utah State University / Projects Gallery, Utah State                  University / Logan, UT and Mid America Print Council Conference, University of Wyoming / Laramie, WY

2017         Glacial Wanderings, Solo Exhibition, Commons Art Gallery, Institute on the Environment / St. Paul, MN
             where are you now? Art Lofts / Madison, WI
             Fresh Works, Quarter Gallery at Regis Center for Art / Minneapolis, MN
             Northern Spark: Climate Rising / Collaborative Project: Tunnel Vision / Minneapolis, MN
             Lost in the Woods, Winona Art Center / Winona, MN

2016         Climate Chaos, Boneshaker Books / Minneapolis, MN
             Hot off the Press: Summer Co-Op Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking / Minneapolis,MN

2015         Monster Masks, Junior Ranger / Album and Artwork Design
             Hot off the Press: Summer Co-Op Exhibition, Highpoint Center for  Printmaking / Minneapolis,MN
             Ink! Juried Printmaking Show, Silpe Gallery / Juried / West Hartford, CT

2014         Geological Laboratory, Gullkístan Center for Creativity /  Laugarvatn, Iceland

2013         9 til Midnight: Summer Co-Op Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking / Minneapolis, MN
             Tales from the Co-Op, Highpoint Center for Printmaking: Presstime

2012         Art Formally Known as Prints: Winter Co-Op Exhibition, Highpoint
             Center for Printmaking / Minneapolis, MN
             Printmakers at Play, Star Tribune
             Commencement Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery at MICA / Baltimore, MD
             Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking / Juried / Minneapolis, MN
             5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, Rutgers University and Corcoran College of Art and              Design / Juried / New Brunswick, NJ / Washington, D.C.

2011         United States, Project Room at MICA / Baltimore, MD
             Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Decker Gallery at MICA /  Baltimore, MD
             The Rooster, Issues 4-7 / Baltimore, MD
             Collectible Editions, Decker Library at MICA / Baltimore, MD

COLLECTIONS

            Gorman Rare Book Collection within the Culture Wars Zine Collection,
            University of Minnesota Twin Cities / Minneapolis, MN

            Printmaking Area, Art Department, Southeast Missouri State University / Cape Girardeau, MO
            Printmaking Area, Kent State University / Kent, OH
            Jannes Library, Kansas City Art Institute / Kansas City, MO
            Printmaking Area, Utah State University / Logan, UT
            Printmaking Area, Montana State University / Bozeman, MT

PRINT EXCHANGES

          SGCI Member’s Print Exchange, 2019 / International print exchange
            Zine Swap / Organized by Instructor Sage Perrot, Utah State University
            Big Ten Print Exchange / National print exchange amongst Big Ten Universities
            Climate Chaos / Twin Cities Print Exchange
            United States / MICA Printmaking Department

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2019        LaWayaka Current: Desert 23° S / Atacama Desert, Chile
            Franconia Sculpture Park, Hot Metal Artist (Summer) / Schafer, MN


2014        Gullkístan Center for Creativity / Laugarvatn, Iceland







anna.e.orbovich at gmail dot com / ︎@aeorbovichmpls, minnesota