Anna Grau

Anna Grau

About

Anna Grau, a painter born in Moscow, spent her early years in Saint Petersburg where she attended a local arts school. Based in Berlin since 1995, she received there private tutoring in arts and painting at Posin Studio. Between 2001 and 2007 Anna studied stage and costume design at Weissensee Academy of Art Berlin while continuing painting. Most of her works are focused on women, femininity and related cultural archetypes - themes she finds very complex and contradictory, and laden with deep symbolic meaning. Anna would describe her painting style as symbolism with a particular emphasis on a pronounced tension between the realistic painting manner and the representation of inherent symbolic meanings. In her paintings she focuses primarily on emotional backgrounds, and once right expressions for them are found, a search begins for an appropriate shape and form to reflect the emotions.


1980 Born in Moscow, Russia
1981-1995 Lived in Sankt-Petersburg
1990-1994 Art school, Sankt-Petersburg
1995 Moved to Berlin
1998-2001 Private tutoring in arts and painting technique at Art Studio "Posin", Berlin
2001-2007 Studies of stage and costume design at Weissensee Academy of Art, Berlin
2008 Freelance paintress


Videos:
2015 The Thousand Faces of Gold Margo

Awards:
2016 Winner of the 22. Andreas Art Award for "nature-human", Sankt Andreasberg
2015 Winner of the 1st place at the 26. Eisenturm Art Award for "collapse of the modern?", Mainz
2012 Audience Award 2012 for "nature-human", Sankt Andreasberg

Exhibitions:
10.06-08.10.2017 NordArt 2017, International Art Exhibition, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf
2017 "head movie", group exhibition, Dessau-Roßlau
2017 »murder in the museum«, shortlisted for the group exhibition to the Art Award Sparkasse Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2016 »nature-human«, group exhibition, winner of the 22. Andreas Art Award, Rathaus-Scheune, Sankt Andreasberg
2016 group exhibition, artgeschoß-project, WelfenAkademie, Braunschweig
2016 »Desire«, group exhibition, shortlisted for the 9. Heise Art Award, Dessau-Roßlau
2016 group exhibition, LemoArt Gallery, Berlin
2016 »Beauty«, group exhibition, Vinogradov Gallery, Berlin
2015 »Collapse of the modern?«, group exhibition, winner of the 1st place at the 26. Eisenturm Art Award, Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz
2015 »Eva in the City«, solo exhibition, Gallery Uhrwerk, Berlin
2015 group exhibition, LemoArt Gallery, Berlin
2015 »Berliner Kind-(Aus)leben eines Traums«, group exhibition, art house Acud, Berlin
2015 Russian Contemporary Art Week, group exhibition, The Ballery Gallery, Berlin
2015 group exhibition, LemoArt Gallery, Berlin
2014 »Vary, modify«, group exhibition, shortlisted for the 28. Art Award of the foundation Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen, Kirchheim
2014 »Mix it«, group exhibition, Gallery Wedding, Berlin
2013 »Nature-Human«, group exhibition, shortlisted for the Andreas Kunstpreis 2013, winner of Audience Award, Rathaus-Scheune, Sankt Andreasberg
2013 »Wedding-Kunst pur!«, group exhibition, Gallery Wedding, Berlin
2013 »Another side of Russian Berlin«, group exhibition, Russisches Haus, Berlin
2012 »Portraits«, solo exhibition, Kunstscheune, Landshut
2011 »Faces«, group exhibition, shortlisted for Lucas-Kranach Art Award 2011, Kronach-Stadt
2011 »Communicating«, solo exhibition, Studio 54/Tacheles, Berlin
2010 »48 hours Neuköln«, group exhibition, Neukölner Kunstsalon, Berlin
2010 »Eva in the City«, solo exhibition, Autorenschule, Berlin
2009 group exhibition, Tacheles, Berlin
2008 »Good Amerika - bad Amerika«, group exhibition, shortlisted for Leonardo Art Award 2008, Galerie Noah, Augsburg
2008 »Exhibition 38«, group exhibition, Vinogradov Gallery, Berlin
2007 group exhibition, Kunstsalon »D21«, Leipzig
2006 »Expressions«, solo exhibition, Kunstsalon Posin, Berlin
2005 solo exhibition, Gallery one-hour, Berlin
2004 »Expressions«, solo exhibition, Haus der Sinne, Berlin



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