Untitled (An Ugly & The Subjugated)

Untitled (An Ugly & The Subjugated), charcoal on gesso paper cutout and wall, 7' x 4', 2014

About the artist:

Ankica Mitrovska was born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia.  In 2010, she received a BA in Studio Arts/Art History from the University of Alabama and in 2014 she received her MFA in Painting/Drawing from Wichita State University.

Ankica has exhibited her work in many group and solo exhibitions in both national and international venues, including Alfred Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel; the WAH Center in Brooklyn, New York; the Limner Gallery in Hudson, New York; the Craddock-Terry Gallery in Lynchburg, Virginia; the Ulrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Wichita, Kansas; the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama; and the Fiber Gallery in Wichita, Kansas.  She is a featured artist in Studio Art Magazine (Vol. 20), Direct Art Magazine (Vol. 21), and Venison Magazine (Summer Online 2015).  Ankica was also an artist-in-residence at Art Farm, the Vermont Studio Center, Outpost Residency, and Grin City Collective in Grinnell, Iowa.  She is a founder of Brashnar Creative Project/ Brashnar Artist-in-Residence in Skopje, Macedonia.

About her work:

"My work operates on the dualities of aggressor and victim, powerful and vulnerable, the same way along which politically driven ideologies are implemented in western contemporary society.  Thus, different means of control such as surveillance over people, controlled media, and propagation of fear create social anxieties of isolation, oppression, and division.  The metaphorical nature of the work is intended to be a starting point of questioning the social and political structures we live in. 

Social inequality, social instability, social pressure, power relationships and the individual's or collective psychological transformations over resisting and embracing social change are themes of ongoing exploration in my artistic practice.

My current work includes charcoal drawings, wall installations, and video performance."

Ankica Mitrovska's website

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on March 22, 2016

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