ASTRID ARN artist | painter | sculptor | photographer
Astrid ARN was born, raised and resides in Alberta, Canada. Having worked in administration and management, she began her art career when the inspiration struck at an art festival called "Art Walk". That day awakened something in her that she feels remained dormant for a long time, something that had been missing and felt a longing for...finally it had been found ...IT was art. Since then Astrid ARN has been creating; 3 dimensional objets d'art, painting, photography, drawings and other things. Working in series, she record's her intentions towards the objects using a combination of materials to confound the generic limits of what one knows, while holding a visual comprehension the piece ultimately becomes strangely familiar yet unfamiliar. Deviations from what is known permits modification using geometric forms and solid presence, all the while injecting categorical confusion to reveal the levels of deception involved in illusionism. Astrid Arn's work focuses on the structures of perception, striving to conflate the world of images and thoughts, which can be apprehended but at times not physically grasped, amid the world of objects, which is the same space that we ourselves occupy.
Gallery Associations (Present and Past)
Tu Gallery, 10718 – 124 St., Edmonton, Alberta
G Squared, 10615 -124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Modern Urban Designers (M.U.D.), 104th Ave. & 124th St., Edmonton, Alberta
D’Lish, 10418-124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Liliana’s Boutique and Art Gallery, 12302 – Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Destina Art Gallery, 124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta
NOTE: All the above are on “Gallery Row” in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Art Education and Training
September 1998 to 2005 – Numerous art classes through to professional level with Sutton Art, Sherwood Park, Alberta
October 2000 – Drawing Instruction, Strathcona Art Society
March 2004 – Watercolor Workshop with Frances Alty-Arscott
March-April 2004 – W. Wong’s Watercolor Course
Winter 2004 – University of Alberta Extension – Drawing Classes
Fall 2009 – Sculpture Class with Alan Milne, Bev Facey Composite HS, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Many juried shows at the “Loft Gallery”, Strathcona County, Sherwood Park, Alta.
“The Works” juried art display, Edmonton, and associated Galleries.
My artwork hangs within many corporate and private collections including “G’ Squared, Edmonton; Urban Granite, Edmonton; and Little Warriors (Edmonton); Alberta Diabetes Foundation
ArtSlant Worldwide Art Competition 6th Showcase Winner for Photography (see ArtSlant.com)
ArtSlant Worldwide Art Competition 8th Showcase Winner for Photography (see ArtSlant.com)
ArtSlant Worldwide Art Competition 2nd Showcase Winner for Photography (see ArtSlant.com)
Purnev Gallery, Belgium
Is IT about the art or is IT about the math? ASTRID ARN
This series acknowledges the contributions of Russian painter Kazimir Malevich. Using various photographs of white highway markings and then juxtaposing the various other shapes, textures and patterns found on the road I created unique artrworks that give a nod to The Black Square (1915) .
Each Photograph is an Edition of 5 + 2 Artist's Proofs
Printed on 300 gsm Arches 100% Cotton Watercolor Paper | 18" X 18"
1/4" white border added