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2007 Sugarland Airport


In my studio,  I usually think in terms of  mini-narratives and metaphors. The formal elements come later, after I begin to work on an image.Leaving specific information out helps make the images more open to the viewer. The finished image may not have the same associations or meanings for viewers, but it might.

Recently I've been venturing into Textille Art, using print processes on cotton rather than paper. This has been really fun, I'm interested to see how far I can go with it--
MY WORK IS AN ONGOING AUTOBIOGRAPHY. DREAMS, LEGENDS OF MEXICO AND PERSONAL FANTASIES ARE THE PRINCIPAL SOURCES FOR MY IMAGERY. HOLDING NOSTALGIC IDEAS ABOUT MY PAST.  I TRY TO EXPERIENCE THINGS AGAIN THROUGH THE ILLUSIONS I CREATE. I TRY TO TELL A STORY TO ANYBODY WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT.
I strive for Magritte's basic intention, to make art with a "disturbing poetic effect."ť My work presents exotic subjects in the drama of black and white, or the subtle monochromatic tones of printers' inks. The prints are based on my photos of real places and slightly mysterious objects that are embraced by a post-apocalyptic anxiety, which induces a state of psychological unease in the viewer. The images raise questions, but knowing the back story doesn't necessarily provide comfort. The result is by turns intimate, earthy, fragile, universal, and contemporary. The images are full of the organic subtlety showing the naked beauty of weathered rock and plants, contrasted with man-made architectural elements. The organic elements complement the man-made. In purely aesthetic terms, the works use an interplay of tones and textures, with formal qualities of composition in the arrangements of objects under the viewer's gaze. The unfamiliar induces a state of ambiguity mixed with a strange longing or nostalgia. The camera captures temporal events, figurative and narrative, fragments in the cycle of life and death. History is revealed in multiple layers with an underlying order and inherent drama exposed in contrast and detail, painterly and sculptural at the same time.

I was living in New Mexico when a fortuitous requirement of printmaking coursework for my graduate program in art therapy led me to expression in another medium. Since that time I have been exploring printmaking and creating soft ethereal-like inspirational images. The circle or circular movement can often be seen in my artwork. The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning--a continuous symbol that has no beginning and no end. Throughout my life I have created circles, benefiting from the sense of comfort, peace, and total integration.

How I feel when I am making art is perfectly described in what Don Miguel Ruiz says: "When you are in your creation and you are doing what you love to do, you become what you really are again. You are not thinking in that moment; you are expressing.” I love being in that space where I am not really thinking, I am expressing what I am feeling inside. One could say that I make art to please the eye and touch the soul.

My art is a gift from my Father. I am blessed beyond measure. It is indeed a part of who I am.

Experimentation with various mediums and the manipulation of those mediums is a driving force which provides interesting puzzles in need of solving. When I am in that place...experimenting and trying to solve that puzzle...I am joy filled.

 
I also like to work in series. It is freedom giving. Some series never make it past the first in the series, but had their beginning with a series in mind. Series tend to allow for building. A new concept is not needed each time I approach a blank paper or canvas. There is already something their awaiting to be built upon.


Anna Marie Pavlik                                                                                417 Wapping St. Frankfort, Kentucky  40601

ampavlik11@gmail.com    512-517-5233                                                                                               resume page 1 of 2

 

AWARDS

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2017)

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2016)

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, Best of Show Fine Arts & Craft, Purchase Award (2015)

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2014)

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, First Prize Printmaking (2013)

FLORAL FUSSION, Best Two Dimensional Art Award (2012)

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, Best in Show Fine Arts & Craft, Purchase Award (2011)

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 KENTUCKY WILDLANDS, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (KNLT group)

2018 RANDOM OBJECTS, Dougherty Art Center, Austin Texas (group)

2017 ETCHED THOUGHTS, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indian (solo)

2017 225: ARTISTS CELEBRATE KENTUCKY’S HISTORY, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

2017 PORCELAIN, GLASS, & ETCHING, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (3 person)

2016 WANDERLUST, Craft(s) Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (solo)

2016 AT THE RIVER’S BEND, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana (juried) 

2016 WATER: WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM, Ripple River Gallery, Aiken, Minnesota (Invitational)

2016 GREAT IMPRESSIONS: PRINTS BY KENTUCKY ARTISANS, Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

2015 FLORAL FUSION, Scott County Cultural Center, Georgetown, Kentucky

2015 POINT OF VIEW, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee (Two person)

2014 SECRETS OF PRINTMAKING, Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota (invitational)

2014 ART FOR EARTH DAY, NEW HORIZONS, Waters of Superior, Duluth, Minnesota (group)

2014 HOT, BRIGHT, & BOLD, Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky (solo)

2013 SELECTIONS, Gallery Hop featured Artist, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, Kentucky

2013 ETCHINGS, Ripple River Gallery, Aitken, Minnesota (solo)

2012 FULL SPECTRUM, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (curated)

2012 EARTHDAY, Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota (invitational)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS                                                   GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Amity Art Foundation, Inc, Woodbridge, CT                                    Bluff Country Artist Gallery, Spring Grove, MN

Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, et al, Austin, TX                                    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art- shop, Iowa

Brown Manufacturing Company, Austin, TX                       Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, KY

Dain Bosworth, Minneapolis, Minnesota                              Craft(s), Louisville, KY                       

Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri                      Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA 

Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Artist Collection                  Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN 

Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas                                     Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY

Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing, St Paul, MN             Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA                    Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth, MN

Post Properties Collection, Dallas, Texas                             Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, MN

Regents Hospital, Wayzata, Minnesota                                 River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN                  

Sower Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri                            Waters of Superior, Duluth, MN

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Missouri              

Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas                         

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota                          

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN                        

University of South Dakota, Vermilion, SD                         

 

Anna Marie Pavlik                                                                                417 Wapping St. Frankfort, Kentucky  40601

ampavlik11@gmail.net     512 517-5233                                                                                             resume page 2 of 2

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and the need I perceive in people to understand their relationship to the environment have encouraged me to work with nature related themes.  My images are focused on revealing and presenting how nature has functioned.  I extract the concepts which I visually explore, from my observations of natural sites, science publications, and maps.  By creating these works I hope to direct the viewer’s attention to the irreplaceable value, sublime beauty, and mystery found within our natural environment. 

 

LECTURES/RELATED ACTIVIES

2017 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana

2016 Energy Choices & Printing, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky 

2014 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Porcupine Mountain State Park, Michigan 

2014 Soft Foam Printing, Quetico Provincial Park, Dawson Campground, Ontario, Canada   

2013 Soft Foam Printing & Mural Project, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky 

2013 Pasta Machine Printing, Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, MN

2012 Artist in Residence, Petrified Forest National Park, Relief Printing Workshop, Arizona

2012 Art in the Garden, Etching presentation, Liberty Hall Frankfort, Kentucky

2011 Soft Foam Printing Workshop, Josephine Sculpture Garden Arts Festival, Frank fort, Kentucky 

2011 Artist in Residence, Catoctin Mountain Park, Presentation and Workshop, Maryland

 

PUBLICATIONS (contributing artist)

2014 Historic House and Tree Tour, Tree Coalition Publication

2013 Tree Tour, Tree Coalition Publication

2008 Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry, Calyx Press

2006 Response, Calyx Press, Lake Superior Writers & Northern Printmakers Alliance

2005 Dust & Fire, Bemidji State University Publications, Maureen Gibbon

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art 1974; University of Minnesota, Duluth

Drafting Certificate 1976, St Paul Vocational School, St Paul, Minnesota 

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1978; ICS Pennsylvania

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and after moving multiple times my parents chose Minnesota where I lived until relocating to Austin, Texas.  I now reside in Frankfort, Kentucky.  My college years were concentrated in Duluth attending St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin, Superior.  This was followed by a Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School leading to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering during employment with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing.  My work at 3M was focused on Product Development.  I hold one patent for a wire holding devise.  The need for a greater involvement with art resulted in a membership at Flatbed Press, a print publishing studio in Austin, Texas.  Participation in the Serie Project at Coronado Studio and work at Slugfest Printmaking Workshop evolved into setting up my own studio.  Focus on the intaglio process and stratograph, a monoprint technique have resulted in several bodies of work.  "Personal Poems” is a series of small biographical etchings dealing with issues of adulthood.  "Ideal Mechanical Advantage” presents the transition from the factual world of engineering to sensory perception.  "Global Fables” is a collection of pieces that study of the tradition of a short story with a moral from diverse cultures.  I am now focused on work which involves the perilous future of the natural world.  The common factor in each of these series is the narrative thread which each piece presents.  

I consider my work a tribute to the people and places I love.  My core passion is writing, and my prints reflect this through their attention to detail and their narrative quality, the way every image implies a story.  I work on 3/8” thick rubber blocks, and though I work out the design many times before carving, the final image is a mystery due to vagaries of the process: the cuts may be looser or tighter in certain regions, affecting the character of the piece; or, my hand might slip and the design might then take a different course.  Though I enjoy the planning stages, the best part comes near the end when the print shows itself as something I couldn’t have dreamed of.

There is something else not quite explicable that leads to the print’s separate life, and it has to do with the image coming from a 3-d object as tangible as a wall, a stone, a hand.  The spirit of the block as an object somehow passes into the paper. There is a different crispness to the lines than could be made by a brush; the paper, as it is pressed, sometimes embosses around a cut.  The vitality of a hand-pressed print is in such details, but is also in less chartable places. 

My other passion is bookmaking.  My illustrated poetry books and more of my prints can be seen at www.flyingwomanpress.com.

Exhibition Details
WHEN:
10/1/2007 - 11/30/2007
WHERE:
Sugarland Texas Airport
CONTACTS:
Chair: Marcela Kourkova
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Event Deadline
The deadline for this event (10/1/2007) has passed.
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