Please join us for an informal conversation with artist Ana Zanic and Natasha Ritsma Ph.D., Director of Schingoethe Center at Aurora University
Ana Zanic was born and educated in Croatia, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, in 2002. She has been living in the United States since 2003. Zanic, born and educated in Croatia, moved to the United States in 2003. She has since exhibited in twenty solo and over a hundred group exhibitions, in the United States and Croatia. Her work is in numerous private and public collections in the United States, Croatia, Italy, Germany, China and Australia. She is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York, Chicago Art Source Gallery 1871 in Chicago, Walker Fine Art in Denver, and Olson Larsen in Des Moines.
Zanic says of her work, “Art is an exploration of personal feelings through an intuitive, spontaneous process. Often reminiscent of imaginary landscapes, my watercolor paintings evolve through layers of washes, with an emphasis on the mark making. There is a quiet tension between the watercolor’s fluidity, softness and calm, versus the dynamic, rhythm and energy of drawing. Unlike most other mediums, its mistakes can’t be covered up with another layer. Its transparency shows the whole process. I love that aspect of its vulnerability – it resembles life itself.”