Through the lens of a voyageur, printmaker and metal caster, I am interested in the glacial paced process of geologic time and the direct and indirect influence humans have on wild environments.
Vast, barren, challenging, and monumental landscapes have an undeniable draw. This has led me to explore the volcanic regions of Iceland, the salt flats of Death Valley, the pristine lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, burned regions of the High Desert, abandonded coal mining settlements just south of the North Pole and the coastal waters of the Arctic. This world moves at a glacial pace and yet is changing rapidly.

I am constantly grappling with my place in it all.  

Ultimately I aim to speak up for the quiet wild places in this world and am always searching for how best to explore them.


Anna Orbovich is a Minneapolis based artist working in printmaking and sculpture and is a third year MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota. Orbovich earned her BFA in printmaking and book arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Prior to returning to her home state for graduate school, Orbovich spent time volunteering, traveling and working on trail crews in Iceland and Oregon, all of which has greatly impacted the direction of her work.



2016-        University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN
Present      MFA Candidate in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking

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


2018         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


            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


            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


2014        Gullkístan Center for Creativity / Laugarvatn, Iceland

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