Virginia Praschnik

Virginia Praschnik

Miami Beach, FL, United States

About Virginia Praschnik

My artist statement:

"My stories are told without words, so you can hear with your eyes." This statement explains my creative process; to tell the story on a canvas, inviting the imagination to sense-- a where, when or why.

My work is representational. Using oil painting impasto with palette knife allows me to emphasize textures and experiment with color and contrast, giving my work a distinct character.

Born in Uruguay,  my mother’s art studio was my playground- starting art school at age five. In 1981, I moved to New York, where I continue to pursue my interests in art: metal smith, design and sculpture. Years later, I moved to South Florida, where I have called Miami Beach my home since 1987.  With my passion for art, I have achieved a successful career in both design and visual arts. Yet, painting is my preferred method of communication; my vehicle to liberated expression. To this day,  the art studio is still my playground.


2020 Art Impact International:
Work selected:
"Pure Joy"
"Underwater Garden"
"Sunken Moon"
"Pink Bouquet"

Capitol Building Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services .Artwork on display at the Lobby: “Coming Home” -Oil on canvas 36” x 48” “Fiery Coral” Oil on canvas 24” x 30” “Soul Searching” Oil on canvas 30” x 40” “Bay of Pink” Oil on canvas 30” x 40”
December 2019—On going Tallahassee, FL

Local Art Club
Wynwood Artwalk Pink October Edition
Benefiting The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
October 2019 Wynwood Miami

Local Art Club
Wynwood Artwalk
August 2019 Wynwood Miami

Claudia Castillo Art Studio
“Equality Wall 2019" Wilton Manors, FL May 31– July 5th 2019

2019 March 9th-Wynwood Art Walk : Live Painting Commemoration on International Woman's Day Wynwood, Miami

Arts Council of Lake Oswego: HERE now Exhibition February 15th to May 5th Lake Owsego, Oregon

Broward Art Guild Gallery “THE STORY IN THEIR EYES” Solo Exhibit September 22-28 2018 Ft Lauderdale FL

Colors Of Humanity Art Gallery “Wet Paint 2018” Artwork featured: “Coming Home” and “Drifting

Artist Portfolio Magazine “New Stories, Old Places” Featured Artist 20th Art Competition April 2018

Artist Portfolio Magazine “The Story In Their Eyes” Featured Artist 20th Art Competition March 2018

2017 Art Basel Miami Beach “THE STORY IN THEIR EYES” Solo exhibit
Casa Casuarina (Versace Mansion) Miami Beach, FL 

2016 Art Basel Miami Beach “Jewels as and Art Form” Solo exhibit
Casa Casuarina (Versace Mansion) Miami Beach , FL