Recently I had the great pleasure to pay a visit to the studio of a painter I very much admire.
Ana Wieder Blank combines religion, myth, and the act of protest to produce highly personal, expressive paintings, sculptures and performances.
In the resulting works, aforementioned mediums are blurred allowing each discipline to conjure a myriad of formal and conceptual concerns alluding to modernist leanings while lending a strong, unique voice in reaction to the very contemporary and ongoing injustices that women, LGBTQ, people of color and immigrants live and work under every day.
Ana is from Silver Springs, MD and studied at The American University and Pratt Institute.
She lives and works in New York City.
For more information on Ana Wieder Blank's work, including her striking and recent mural project, please visit her website.
|Ana Wieder Blank in her studio in Long Island City, 2018|
The Artist's Statement