Anna Bergin

Anna Bergin

Newburgh, NY, United States

About Anna Bergin

Anna Bergin is a celebrated emerging artist from New York. She has found success with both commercial and private collectors internationally. Anna majored in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with continuing education at Skidmore College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. After more than a decade in Beacon, NY her studio and home are now in Newburgh, NY,

Anna's paintings, whether straightforward or not, are always struggling with themselves, attacked by ornate beauty, fitting into figurative forms, or formed out of nature and city. The color palate is often arguing with the expressive action and emotion in the painting. There is a thickness to the paint that tempts the viewer with the yearning to touch.

She works on the floor with her canvas in hand because it allows her to be on top of the work and hold it in a way that that adds power behind each scrape or mark that she makes. By adding wood ash to the oil paint she is able to scrape and spread it in a satisfying way. However, while adding this texture some of the expressive freedom does escape. That is why you will often find additional markings or drawings in each painting.

We have so many complex thoughts combining to make us who we are. The world around us can push us down or inspire us, all within a minute’s time. Anna Bergin's work is just trying to sort it all out, in her own language, one painting at a time.

http://www.annabergin.com

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts concentration in Painting
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Continuing Ed:
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

Exhibitions

Anna's work has found it's way into Permanent Collections commercially in New York and China:

Hotel Indigo: El Paso TX, 2016

Garden City Hotel Lounge, 2014
Garden City, NY

Qingdao Tai Shan Condo
Tai Shan, CH

Selection of Exhibitions:

2017
Gallery 66 NY: "Beauty From Ash", Gallery A, Cold Spring, NY

2016
Howland Public Library, “Intro to Mind Pong”, two-person show, Beacon, NY
Gallery 66, group show, Cold Spring, NY
Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery, “Holiday Show”, group show, Bethlehem, PA
Catalyst Gallery, “The Big Draw”, group show, Beacon, NY
CreateSpace, “Be Mine”, solo exhibit, Beacon, NY

2015
Catalyst Gallery, “Small Works Show”, group show, Beacon, NY

2014
Galerie Juliane Hundertmark, Artist in Residence 2014-present, Berlin, Germany
Catalyst Gallery, “Beacon Open Studios”, group show, Beacon, NY

2013
Garrison Art Center, “smallWorks”, juried selection group show, Garrison, NY
Catalyst Gallery, “Small Works”, group show, Beacon, NY
Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, “Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Show”, group show, Beacon, NY
Hudson Beacon Glass Gallery, “The Big Draw”, group show, Beacon, NY

2012
Provenance Center, “Sexuality in Contemporary Society”, New London, CT
Main St. Beacon “Windows on Main Street”, Beacon, NY
“ON DECK”, Lake George, NY
Dekalb Market, “Explosive Acts”, Brooklyn, NY
69 Main Street, “Art Along the Hudson”, juried exhibition, Cold Spring, NY
Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, “Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Show”, group show, Beacon, NY
Spring Street Gallery, “On Deck”, group show, Saratoga Springs, NY
National Museum of Dance, “Contemporary Collective”, group show, Saratoga Springs, NY
Riverside Gallery, Millstreet Loft, “The Big Draw”, group show, Beacon, NY

University Exhibits Student Union Gallery, “You Know As Well As I Do”, Senior Thesis, UMASS, Amherst, MA
Smith College Gallery, “Five College Show”, Smith College, North Hampton, MA
Student Union Gallery, ”The Drawing Exhibition”. UMASS, Amherst, MA
Fine Arts Center, “Foundations Exhibition”, UMASS, Amherst