Arctic Artists
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Ana Maria Jurpik - Biography

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Ana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in the Seattle area of Washington State, U.S.A. She soon discovered the ability to render at a very young age. By pulling images from her mind, she was able to recreate visually through paints, pencil, ink or back then, crayons.

Throughout Ana’s adulthood, she searched out various ways of expression, enrolling in classes ranging from still life to life drawing, and experimenting with the use of mediums from charcoal to sculpture to music. Ana's studio is now located in Markham, north of Toronto, Ontario in Canada.

She was one of the 25 selected Canadian artists who voyaged to paint Greenland and the High Arctic in the summer of 2006, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first explorer to complete this journey. Please see arcticquest.info for more information.

Her work is located in private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States, and in the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the City of Spoleto, Italy.

Curriculum Vitae:

Born
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Education
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Classes and Workshops
Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery
Workshops with professional artists including:
John Leonard, Doug Purdon, Jay Damph, Sandy Brand and the late Elizabeth Fraser Williamson

Art Tours
Italy - September 2010
Canadian Arctic & Greenland – July 2006

Juried Group Shows
Galleria via di Visiale, Spoleto, Italy, 2010
Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario, 2007
McKay Arts Centre, Unionville, 2007
Art Guild of Scarborough
Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery

Non-Juried Group Shows (last 5 years)
Varley Art Gallery Fine Art Auction, Unionville, Ontario, 2010
J. D. Carrier Gallery, North York, Ontario, 2010
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario, 2009
J. D. Carrier Gallery, North York, Ontario, 2007 & 2009
Westmount Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2008
Markham Theatre, Markham, Ontario, 2008
Penn State Abington College Gallery, USA, 2007
McMichael Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, 2007
Markham Village Art Show (Markham Arts Council), 2007
Bond Head Gallery, Bond Head, Ontario, 2007
Legislative Assembly in Iqaluit, Nunavut, 2007
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, 2007
Wesburn Manor Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, 2007
Linkway Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2006
Gallery on the Grand, Waterloo, Ontario, 2006
Georgina Arts Centre/Gallery, Georgina, Ontario, 2006
Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, 2006
Bond Head Gallery, Bond Head, Ontario, 2005

Solo Show
"My Mind. My Eyes" The Loft Gallery, 2007

Gallery Representation
Z. Art Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

Collections
Private Collections in the U.S. and Canada
Corporate Collection: Elmer’s Products, Inc.
Corporate Collection: Steam Whistle Brewing
Permanent Collection: The Vancouver Maritime Museum
Permanent Collection: The City of Spoleto, Italy

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Contact (please add "Arctic Artists" in the subject line of an email)
Ana Jurpik
Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Canada
Tel: 905-642-3185
Email: ajurpik@gmail.com
Web: www.jurpikdesign.com
 
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