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Marie G. Krajan

About The Artist

Artist Statement

With this exhibition I’d like to showcase some of the paintings I created since January 2020, during the time of Covid 19 lockdown. In past, I created some portraits and the images I preferred most were landscapes and visuals of flowers. After I moved to California and Marin County in 2016, I was inspired and influenced by more abstract art and I continue moving in that direction.

Currently I’m working on a series of paintings originally inspired by Northern Lights, nature’s light show, a beautiful display of color and shapes. This series represents an important step to more abstract expressionism in my approach to art.

I hope the viewers will be excited by selection of colors and they’ll be drawn in by free flowing shapes and over all harmony of the painting.

While in school, I studied art history for 9 years. I’m very fond of impressionism, fauvism, expressionism and abstract expressionism.

Biography

I spent my formative years in former Czechoslovakia. I studied painting at the School of Art and Design in Uherske Hradiste, Czechoslovakia. After graduating I continued my studies at the University of F. Palacky in Olomouc, where I majored in Art and Czech literature. In 1972 I emigrated to USA.

I spent my professional life as an art director at various well known New York City ad agencies, both consumer and pharmaceutical. A few years ago I returned to painting. I found my new home in California. Inspired by Californian sun and lively art culture, I am following a new path to more creative freedom of abstract expression.
I participated in numerous exhibitions in New York and San Francisco area.

I subscribe to Henri Matisse’s belief that art should be like an easy chair–feast for the eyes and rest for the soul.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint

Studio Information

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Contact Information

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Phone

914-439-0902

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Cabrillo Gallery, Natural Habitats, online gallery show, Jan 24–Feb 25, 2022

Exhibizone Scenic, international online exhibition – Dec.3, 2021-Jan. 31, 2022

Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael – National Winter Jurried Show, Jan. 14, 2022-Feb. 18, 2022

Artistonish Magazine and online exhibition – October 2021, Square Dance

I want to believe (Biafarin online group exhibition) Nov. 20-Dec.20, 2021, Marin Wetlands

Diversia: Peace. International (smart online group exhibition) Sept. 10-Oct.15, 2021

Abstracted, http://www.art-fluent.abstracted, international competition, digital, September 2021

Connection, http://www.art-fluent.com/connection, international competition, digital, August 2021

Artistonish Magazine and online exhibition – August 2021, Eclipse

Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach Ca, Textures 2021, online exhibit, 8/ 5-8/28/2021

Diversia: Nature. International (smart online group exhibition) June 2021

Calling of Birds, The Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, Oregon, May 6th – July 25, 2021. national competition.

OF THE EARTH, http://www.art-fluent.com, international competition, digital and magazine, 2021

Marin MOCA solo show, Deep Secrets, Feb. 29 – April 19, 2020

Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, Deep Secrets, solo show, March 2019

Member of Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, since 2018

Member of Marin Museum of Modern Art  since 2016 (Member exhibitions 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

MOCA Juried exhibitions (Light, Color Works, Transcend, Winter Solstice)

Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY, Winds of the Hudson, solo show,  May 2014

The Back Room Gallery, Beacon, NY, 2010 till 2014

Galerie Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic, solo show, May 2013

Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NY , Attitude–group show, December 2012

Ossining Free Library, Ossining, NY, Manhattan theme, group show, Sept. 2012

Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY, Sessions with Vivaldi, solo show, June 2012

The Back Room Gallery, Beacon, NY, May 20011, November 20011, January–present 2012

Artists in the Kitchen, New York, NY, May 2010

Publications

Observica, Issue #12, Elite Edition 2021

Diversia Nature, Exhibizone 2021

Artistonish, Issue 11, June 2021

Artistonish, Issue 13, August 2021

Artistonish, Issue 15, October 2021

Gallerium.art, I want to believe 2021]

Published author of 2 children’s books, Czech Republic 1998

Press

Marin MOCA Press Release February 12, 2020

Solo exhibit Deep Secrets

Education

Description

School of Art and Design, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic, 1963-1967

University of F. Palacky, Olomouc, Czech Republic, Atr and Art History, 1967-1972

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