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ARTIST STATEMENT

“Staring out from a window seat, my view looks down on the fjord as the train tracks meander along the edge of a cliff. Pine trees zoom by at a blurred pace, drifting in and out of a heavy fog. At times, the haze becomes so dense only a map can tell me where I am. The terrain shifts as we cross into Sweden. There are less trees and more open spaces, rock outcrops and lakes. Trains carrying iron ore pass by heading towards Narvik.”


I’m fascinated by the lines, textures, formations and moments that have shaped this earth. I’m in awe at the magnitude of it all, determined to somehow transcribe and share my thoughts through prints, drawings, sculptures and text. By continually creating and sharing, I’m hoping to maybe preserve at least a little bit of the wildness left on this planet. My interest lies in the interconnectedness of trails and waterways. I wonder about how the influence of human footprints have an effect on the environment through resource extraction and the desire to explore wilderness.


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         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        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