My paintings come directly from my imagination, as inspired by nature, culture and everyday life. They are created in a spontaneous, intuitive, impromptus and frequently experimental process.  While living in France, I developed and observed esthetics of textiles. The vibrant colors, a bit of whimsy and geometrical patterns reflect in my paintings. Often I experiment with textures, lines and motifs.  My abstracts combine bold composition with dominant elements frequently symbolic shapes, such as the circle, which represents unity, wholeness and coin. I’m intrigued by simple forms. Still lifes are rendered with broad gestures and rich hues to emphasize the beauty and simplicity. It’s a narrative of daily life. Each piece takes much patience, strength and effort. My work begins with a single brush single stroke, unfolds through a journey of self-discovery and culminates a rich and energetic visual experience. Importantly, I have found true joy, passion and expression through my work. 

EDUCATION

BFA University of San Francisco, CA

University of Sorbonne, Paris, France L’Institut Superieur des Arts Appliques, Paris, France


EXHIBITIONS

Affair in the Garden, Beverly Hills, CA

Art on the Square, Madison, WI

Austin Fine arts, Austin, TX

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Carefree Fine Art, Carefree, AZ

Cottonwood Art, Richardson, TX

Festival of  Arts, Oklahoma City, OK

Indio Art Festival, Indio, CA

La Quinta Arts Fest, La Quinta, CA

Naples National Art, Naples, FL

Old Town Art Festival, Chicago, IL

Park City Arts, Park City, UT

Salem Art Festival, Salem, OR

Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA

Scottsdale Art Fest, Scottsdale, AZ

S.F Society of Fine Arts, S.F, CA

Sun Valley Arts, Sun Valley, ID

Wells Art Festival, Chicago, IL


CORPORATE  COLLECTION

Coldwell Banker, Benicia, CA

ITS Complicance, Madison, WI

Kaiser Permanente, S.F, CA

Ruben Accounting, Walnut Creek, CA

Foley’s Department, Dallas,TX

Renown Hospital, Reno ,NV

Hughes Spalding Hospital, Atlanta,GA

Hewitt Associate, Lincolnshire,IL

Emerald Sun Spa, Issaqua,WA

Del Casa Mia Spa, Carmel, CA

Bank Law, Walnut Creek, CA

Alan Lee DDS, Manteca, CA

Shima restaurant, S.F, CA

Elllis Law Group , Sac, CA

Arc Lab, Fremont, CA


ARTIST STATEMENT

All images and content copyright © 2010 Anna Choi. All rights reserved.