Conjuring extraordinary scenes of visual decadence, Annika Connor's paintings reflect her continued fascination with moments of extreme beauty in our contemporary world.
In shimmering, radiant jewel-tones, her watercolors invite the viewer into everyday but exceptional encounters - through sun-dappled forests, past daffodil-strewn fields, across a neighbor's deserted yard and into a maze of rococo interiors. Her compositions present the complex dichotomy of the nature morte or vanitas: reinforcing the transience of beauty and life, and simultaneously, promising to capture it for the viewer forever.
In 2002, Annika Connor received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting an philosophy. Since then, Connor has worked professionally as a painter in New York and London while participating in numerous exhibitions.
Connor is a Young Fellow of the Frick Collection, on the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council & Acquisitions Committee, The National Arts Club Roundtable Committee, and is a member of: Screen Actor’s Guild, Emerging Leaders of the New York Arts, and instructs watercolor at Sessions College for Professional Design.
Furthermore, Annika is the owner of AI Productions, whose mission is to serve the artistic community by facilitating the presence and publication of emerging artists and educating the public about their work.