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Template:Infobox artist Annika Connor is a Swedish-American painter who describes her style as contemporary Romantic and primarily uses water colors and oil paints. She lives in New York City.
Early life and education[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Connor spent her early years in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was born, and Sweden. She stated that she has been drawing and painting since she was a child. In high school, Connor attended classes at the Atlanta College of Art. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree with a concentration in painting and philosophy in 2002. Connor moved to New York City after her graduation and lived in London, England, from 2003 to 2004, where she "spent years cultivating a reputation as a philanthropist, feminist, fashion icon and muse".
Work[edit | hide | edit source]
Watercolor was her medium of choice for several years until she rediscovered her love of oil paint after spending time at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm. The interiors, landscapes, and figures that populate her work seek to capture beauty in all forms. Connor focuses on colors, details, and patterns when painting. Swedish fairy tales, dream imagery, and romantic settings like palaces inform the content of her paintings. Birds, reminiscent of the watercolors in John James Audobon's Birds of America are also a motif in Connor's paintings, ranging in size up to 4.5 by 6 ft (1.4 by 1.8 m). Her piece American Angst (2016), which protests the Trump presidency, was featured at The Untitled Space gallery in New York City.
Exhibitions[edit | hide | edit source]
- 2011 Tuxedo Park, Bungalow 5 furniture store, New York City
- 2013 The Hitchcock Kiss, QF Gallery, East Hampton, New York
- 2014 Dawn to Decadence, Able Fine Art NY Gallery, New York City
- 2015 Flora/Fauna, The Untitled Space, New York City
- 2016 American Angst, The Untitled Space, New York City
References[edit | hide | edit source]
- Sancken, Kristin (June 25, 2015), "Meet Annika Connor, the Art World's 'Socialite Realist'", Highbrow Magazine
- Fuse, Arte (2017-04-02). "An Interview with Artist, Actress and Activist Annika Connor". Arte Fuse. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
- "Interview with Annika Connor | The Art Career Project". The Art Career Project. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
- Herman, Lily. "This Girl-Powered Art Exhibit is Taking a Stand Against Donald Trump's Sexism". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
- Careaga, Christina. "'Angry Women' display powerful protest art during Trump's inauguration week". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
- Crum, Maddie (2017-01-23). "Women Across The Country Are Angry, And Artists Are No Exception". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
- "Tuxedo Park: A solo show of paintings by artist Annika Connor at Bungalow 5 in New York", conteart.com, November 14, 2011
- Flora/Fauna; An Exhibition by Annika Connor; Curated by Indira Cesarine, Newy York, NY: The Untitled Space
- Ayala, Jesse (May 27, 2015), Date Night with Flora, Fauna and Annika? [includes video "A Portrait of a Romantic"]