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Current Residence - New Jersey

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Anka Mierzejewska

XY Anka Mierzejewska is a European artist working on conceptual ideas and executing them as a large-scale expressionistic painting. She combines the big surfaces of pure, vibrant colors with the lines suggesting the figures in motion. She reaches for different fabrics and materials as a background to her paintings that makes each of her series a unique concept.Aware of global social and political issues she reacts in her artistic way to bring up what is important to the whole humanity now.

XY Anna Mierzejewska participated in prestigious exhibitions such as 'Polish Painting XXI' at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, and cooperated with several respectful cultural institutions like City Museum of Wroclaw or National Forum of Music. XY Anna Mierzejewska has had over a dozen solo exhibitions including: "Vaccinated with Art" in 2021, "Second DeEnA" in 2016 and r. at the Wroclaw City Museum, "Body of Thoughts" at the Eklektik Art Foundation in Wroclaw in 2020. "The World Is Changing From Doing Nothing" in 2018 at Gallery M Odwach "I am just ready to be me" in 2017 at the National Forum of Music”, "To bee" at the Design Gallery in 2016, "Direct Painting" in 2014 at the City Gallery.

She has participated in dozens of group exhibitions: “Color Fields” at Maison10, NY in 2023, "Chaos and Stillness" in 2023 at Van der Plas Gallery in NY. She has presented her work at the artists residency Mothership NYC in Brooklyn in 2022, was a part of exhibition NEOEX in the Czech Republic at Dolu Michal Gallery in 2021, " Change of Image", Hotel Mond Gallery in 2020 in Berlin, "Handle With Care" in 2015 in Dresden, " Brainwashing" in 2010 in London, And many others, including "Made in Poland", in Roten Rathaus in Berlin, Krakauer Hausund Turn, "Museum Schwarzes Ross" Hipoltstein, "Stadtgalerie" in Bielefeld, in "Schloss Rapperwill" und Palais de Nation in Geneva, Switzerland.

Her work has been the subject of numerous publications and interviews in professional magazines: LYNX Magazine 2020, Format, ArtLuk, Sztuka.pl, Rynek i Sztuka, Art. Biznes, and many other magazines Dom i Wnetrze, Villa, Dobre Wnętrze, SRWO. XY has also had appearances in the media: TVP, TVP Wrocław, Radio Ram, Radio Wrocław, Radio Luz.

XY Anna Mierzejewska's works can be found in the collections of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, the City Museum of Wrocław and the Collection of the Mayor of Wrocław, Krupa Gallery and many private collections.

She has received a comprehensive artistic education at Polish and American universities and has received grants from Zacheta National Gallery, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the Self-government of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

She is a blogger and animator of creative activities. Anna Mierzejewska has also realized several non-profit murals in Wrocław, involving passers-by in these actions. Together with ET BER Warlikowska, she is also co-founder of the Old Banana artistic group, which has been active since 2006 and creates happenings in the urban space to bring awareness of women-artists role in the society.

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Ann Vollum

Ann Vollum is a New Jersey fiber and mixed media artist with an international background, born in Africa, she has lived in England, France and the USA and has travelled widely. She studied to be an architect and then worked as an art director and graphic designer in London and New York City. Ann’s artistic journey has progressed through painting, line drawing, book making, fantastical and detailed “paper cuts” to hand stitched textiles and fiber sculptures. Ann is honored to have been juried into the 2023 and 2022, New Jersey Arts Annuals; the 2023 and 2022, 14C Art Fair Showcase, Jersey City and in 2020 The Gold Standard of Textile and Fiber Art, Westbeth Gallery, New York. Her work has been exhibited widely and featured in various publications. In September 2022, she was interviewed by Canvas Rebel. Ann is a member of a number of professional organizations and has served on the board of The Textile Study Group of New York.

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