Annika Connor

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Annika Connor is a Swedish-American painter who describes her style as contemporary Romantic and primarily uses water colors and oil paints.[1][2][3][4] She lives in New York City.[5]

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.[2] 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.[6][citation needed] 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".[1][7]

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.[5] 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.[2] Swedish fairy tales, dream imagery, and romantic settings like palaces inform the content of her paintings.[1] 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).[1] Her piece American Angst (2016), which protests the Trump presidency, was featured at The Untitled Space gallery in New York City.[8][9][10]

Exhibitions[edit | hide | edit source]

  • 2011 Tuxedo Park, Bungalow 5 furniture store, New York City[11]
  • 2013 The Hitchcock Kiss, QF Gallery, East Hampton, New York[12]
  • 2014 Dawn to Decadence, Able Fine Art NY Gallery, New York City[citation needed]
  • 2015 Flora/Fauna, The Untitled Space, New York City[13][14]
  • 2016 American Angst, The Untitled Space, New York City[9]

Honors[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Grumbacher Gold Medallion Painting Prize[2]

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sancken, Kristin (June 25, 2015), "Meet Annika Connor, the Art World's 'Socialite Realist'", Highbrow Magazine
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  4. Fuse, Arte (2017-04-02). "An Interview with Artist, Actress and Activist Annika Connor". Arte Fuse. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
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  6. "Interview with Annika Connor | The Art Career Project". The Art Career Project. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
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  8. Herman, Lily. "This Girl-Powered Art Exhibit is Taking a Stand Against Donald Trump's Sexism". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Careaga, Christina. "'Angry Women' display powerful protest art during Trump's inauguration week". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  10. Crum, Maddie (2017-01-23). "Women Across The Country Are Angry, And Artists Are No Exception". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  11. "Tuxedo Park: A solo show of paintings by artist Annika Connor at Bungalow 5 in New York",, November 14, 2011
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  13. Flora/Fauna; An Exhibition by Annika Connor; Curated by Indira Cesarine, Newy York, NY: The Untitled Space
  14. Ayala, Jesse (May 27, 2015), Date Night with Flora, Fauna and Annika? [includes video "A Portrait of a Romantic"]