Draíocht continues its INCUBATE 2019 Studio Residency programme for emerging and early-career visual artists, offering them time and space to research, test new ideas and develop new work.
Anna Hryniewicz is a Polish artist now living in Baldoyle. Her painting explores abstraction, form and colour and is strongly influenced by memories of childhood drawn from the natural world. Three recent series of works called Inner Child’s Play; Parallel Worlds; and Habitable Planets all derive from childhood memories.
"I remember my father told me that I should paint how I feel about the natural world rather than how I see it. So I started doing abstract landscapes where I could see the aura and atmosphere of my memory."
Anna is the recipient of the Draíocht Incubate Open Call for artists whose work is concerned with childhood. Her studio residency runs in tandem with MAKing Art: PAINTing (14 Mar – 18 May Ground Floor and First Floor Galleries) which focuses on contemporary painting and is especially aimed at children and young people. During her residency Anna will initiate another in her ongoing series.
Anna graduated from Institute of Art Education in University of Czestochowa, Poland, where in 2004 she received Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Teaching Art with distinction. She also holds a professional diploma in Piano Performance from Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 2015/2016 she was shortlisted for the Winner Prize Award in RUA RED Winter Open Show in Dublin, and her works can be found in private collections in Ireland, the UK, Poland, USA, as well as in OPW state collection in Ireland. Since 2000 Anna was an author of numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as part of curated shows in Ireland and Poland. In 2018 she was an Artist in Residence in Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat; since 2018 she is a member of Visual Artists Ireland.