Showing 12/12/2016 - 01/08/2017
My works are contemporary genre paintings and prints. I depict the world around me and those that I love as they go about their daily lives. My goal is to open a dialogue about how we care for, and why we interact with each other in the way that we do. These are the moments that draw us to one another. They are about affect on and connection. The process of painting is appropriate because it let’s me spend time recreating, and in a sense prolonging, the moments I choose to represent. My works are all derived from photographic reference that are taken spontaneously, and they often embrace residual elements of snapshot photography. The scenes are ambiguous enough to let the viewer participate in the construction of the depicted event and in the creation of the participating figures identities. Ana Medina is from Florida and received her BFA from Florida State University. She then moved to Albuquerque where she received her Masters of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of New Mexico. Ana currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and exhibits across the country. She has participated as the Artist in Residence at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and won the third place grant for the William and Dorothy Yeck Painters Award juried by Franklin Sirmans.