Monday, November 14, 2011

Hunter College MFA Open Studios

I would like to invite you to my studio this weekend for Hunter College MFA Open Studios.

There will be new and in-progress paintings, crunchy cheese snacks, and wine. My studio is on the fourth floor in room #422. Take a left out of the entrance elevator and walk to the right corner at the end of the hallway.

FALL 2011 Hunter College MFA Open Studios
Friday, November 18th: 6-10 PM, Silent Auction 6-9 PM
Saturday, November 19th: 2-6 PM

Hunter College MFA Building
450 West 41st Street (by Dyer Ave. between 9th and 10th Ave.)
New York, NY 10036

Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q to Port Authority-Times Square-42nd Street

Stop by!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Group Show in Marco Polo Arts Mag

I have a drawing in a group show published in this season's Marco Polo, an online literature and art magazine. All of the works are in response to the Truffaut film La Femme d'à côté.

View the show by clicking on the link below.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Above is a drawing from my series, "Illustrated Heart Dungeons," which I worked on this summer before starting my first semester at Hunter for MFA Painting.

Below is an excerpt from an interview with Amy Sillman, published in a book titled INSIDE THE STUDIO: Two Decades of Talks with Artists in New York, from Independent Curators International, 2004. I rather like her description of her relationship to painting, and find that it resonates with my own.

"Painting generally takes a long time to develop. It's a slow and private language. It's such a specific thing to do: you've only got a rectangle and some paint. There's nothing there except you and the paint. It's not so much that you're dealing with a big history; I try not to care too much about history when I'm painting, in some way you just ignore all that stuff. It's just that you are dealing with such limited means. A lot of painters don't really come into their own, I feel, until the've worked for ten years. But I love paint. I think painting is so fantastic. I want my work to be funny and beautiful and personal and complicated and psychological. I'm not an overly analytical person; I'll mix up colors, maybe a whole bunch of different greens, and I'll just start putting them down and then I'll look at it. That part is largely intuitive, and I don't always know where it comes from -- maybe from looking at stuff around me, everything from the sky to photographs."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

portable dungeon

Here is a portable illustrated heart dungeon. It's a tiny card, mail-able, 4.25"x3.5" - that tiny can of PBR in the background is, in fact, much larger than this drawing.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rolling Heart Dungeons

I have been at work on a project since April 1. Since my paints are packed up for the summer till grad school begins this fall, I'm drawing a series of illustrated heart dungeons. These are the lands where your sadness lives alone, traversing dangerous and seductive terrain. All miscommunications, yearnings, quiet thoughts and fuzzily barbed connections exist here.

Above are two early examples. More images to come.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship

Recently I was named a fellow at A.I.R. Gallery. Here is a photo of all six new fellows with Paddy, Lisa, Kat and Simone at our welcoming party, where we each briefly presented our work.

A little about the program (copied from the gallery's website):

"Founded in 1972, A.I.R. is the first artist-run, not-for-profit gallery for women artists in the country. The announcement for the gallery’s first exhibition in September of 1972 elaborates our founding concept: “A.I.R. does not sell art; it changes attitudes about art by women. A.I.R. offers women artists a space to show work as innovative, transitory or unsaleable as the artists’ conceptions demands.” Based on the feminist principles of economic cooperation and decision by consensus, A.I.R. continues to offer an alternative venue for women that protects the creative process and the individual voice of the artist.

The A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program, in place since 1993, provides under-represented and emerging artists with a visible gallery space while focusing on building relationships with other more experienced artists and art professionals. By removing the financial responsibilities of membership, the Fellowship Program includes a younger and more diverse group of women artists in the artist-run nature of the gallery. A panel of outside curators, critics and established artists selects participating artists annually. Panelists visit the individual artists’ studios in preparation for their solo shows. 2011 Panel: Paddy Johnson, Founding Editor, Art Fag City; Lisa Kim, Art Collection Manager, Gagosian Gallery ; and Wendy Olsoff, Co-Owner, PPOW Gallery. Each participating artist has the opportunity to work with the gallery artists to staff gallery programs and activities, as well as to plan and implement a public program or special project for the gallery during their tenure. The program is structured to give the involved artists the opportunity to develop their work in preparation for a solo show, to build relationships with other artists and arts professionals, and to learn about not-for-profit gallery operations. They leave the program with a series of naturally forged relationships, experiences and skill sets useful in continuing their careers as visual artists."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the elephant in the room

well, this is what happened to "sink" -- it's now untitled, but it's finished. a hyper, dirt-devilish black cloud! i've been working on cloud drawings (i.e. "illustrated heart dungeons") for the entire month of april.
currently reading: "everything but the coffee: learning about america from starbucks" by bryant simon.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


i've been playing around building a sculpture. this is part of it. my friend and curator natasha tylea cooke photographed the process. thanks, natasha.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Join me for the opening of my new solo show in Baltimore this Thursday, February 3!

MY OWN JUNKYARD: New Paintings by Annie Ewaskio

February 3-March 20, 2011
Opening Reception Thursday February 3, 7pm
Musical Guests: Avocado Happy Hour, Wheatie Mattiasich & H. Honne Wells

Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles, Baltimore, MD

Friday, January 21, 2011

lonely pony

Inspired by The Shivers' performance this week. How this needs to truly happen!

Monday, January 3, 2011

i need to think about this for awhile.