Anna Gregor

Painter working in Brooklyn, NY

Statement

My painting embodies the problem of being human, of being an animal body in the present with a mind capable of imagining a future free from the limitations of need and fear. The potential distance, violence, and harmony between body and mind, and between the bodies and minds of others, lay at the heart of my work. How do we dissolve the boundaries – physical and ideal – within and between us? What is the freedom worth having and what does that freedom consist in? Each act of making begins with these questions and each work of art is an attempt at answering. As I work, as my thoughts organize the paint and the paint reorganizes my thoughts, I come closer to knowing my own freedom. And when I as a viewer attempt to understand another’s work of art in its own terms, to understand the physical manifestation of another person’s ideal world, I – if only for a moment – dissolve the physical boundaries between us. By way of individual revelation, painting is essentially social in its function: anyone who strives to express themselves sincerely and understand sympathetically collapses the distance between artist and viewer, listener and speaker, body and mind, body and other body.

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EDUCATION
BFA Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York NY (2016 – 2019)
Kinesiology, Occidental College, Los Angeles CA (2012 – 2014)

EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Socially Distant Artist Residency, www.sociallydistantart.com | 2020
Night & Day, Local Project Art Space and Departure Studios Gallery, Queens NY | 2020
Human Nature, Vellum Magazine | 2020
Group Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY | 2019
Art 52nd Street 2019, Gallery MC, New York NY | 2019
Gregor, Huang, Karjalainen: Three Painters, 367 Gallery, Brooklyn NY | 2019
BFA Thesis Show, Parsons School of Design, New York NY | 2019
Art, Media + Technology Show, Parsons School of Design, New York NY | 2019
Public Privacy, The New School’s Skybridge Gallery, New York NY | 2019
Beyond Landscape, 25 East Gallery at Parsons School of Design, New York NY | 2019
Milk Newsletter, New York Poetry Society, New York NY | 2019
BFA Senior Open Studios, Parsons School of Design, New York NY | 2019
Fire in the Wet Lab, 25 East Gallery at Parsons School of Design, New York NY | 2018
Cover Art, 12th Street Journal Release, New York NY | 2018

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
Translation | Transmigration, Matthew Gallery, New York NY | 2019 (Reading based on film made in collaboration with Tatiana Istomina)
Philosophy of the Encounter: Screening, Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn NY | 2018
(Film in collaboration with Tatiana Istomina)
Outsider: Women in Alternative Animation, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn NY | 2017
(Film in collaboration with Tatiana Istomina)

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Social Science Fellowship, Eugene Lang College, New York NY | 2019
Global Ambassador Study Abroad Grant, Eugene Lang College, New York NY | 2019
Opportunity Award Recipient, Eugene Lang College, New York NY | 2018

WRITINGS
Painting: Abstraction and Re-Presentation, Senior Thesis | 2019
On the Contextual and Formal Conceptions of Art and Their Bearing on Museum Exhibitions, Lang Social Science Fellowship Research Project | 2019

CURATION EXPERIENCE
Land, Water, Flesh, The New School’s Skybridge Gallery, New York NY | 2018
(Designed, juried, and installed exhibition with Alhena Katsof’s Practicing Curating class)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Installation Assistant, Final Reunions, EFA Project Space, New York NY | 2019
Research and Studio Assistant, Selena Kimball, Brooklyn NY | 2018 – 2019
Wood + Metal Shop Student Assistant, Parsons School of Design, New York NY | 2017 – 2019
Curatorial Intern, Future City Lab, Museum of the City of New York, New York NY | 2018
Education Intern, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York NY | 2018
Studio Assistant, Tatiana Istomina, New York NY | 2017