ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_06_Thought Map_Graphite on Paper_37 x 45.5 inches_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_07_Thought Map DETAIL_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_08_Untitled Repetitions_Acrylic and pen on paper_56.75 x 34.25 inches_Painting_2021_
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_09_Entangled Embrace_Oil and Acrylic on Canvas_48 x 36 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_10_Fall Into Relax_Oil on Canvas_48 x 36 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_11_Hypnotic Hug_Oil on Canvas_30 x 24 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_12_Emptiness_Graphite on Paper_18 x 24 inches_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_13_Questioning Reality_Graphite on Paper_14 x 17 inches_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_14_Abandonment_Graphite on Paper_24 x 17 inches_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_15_Finding Boundaries_Graphite on Paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_16_Untitled (repetition #1)_Acrylic and pen on paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_17_Untitled (repetition #2)_Acrylic and pen on paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_18_Untitled (repetition #3)_Acrylic and pen on paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_19_Untitled (repetition #4)_Acrylic and pen on paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_20_Untitled (repetition #5)_Acrylic and pen on paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2020
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_21_Untitled (repetition #6)_Acrylic and pen on paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_23_Untitled (repetition #8)_Acrylic and pen on paper_17 x 14 inches_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_01_Install Shot_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_02_Install Shot_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_03_Install Shot_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_04_Install Shot_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Seminara_Anna_05_Install Shot_Painting_2021
By ANNA SEMINARA-BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW-APRIL 5-9
Artist Statement
Artist Statement
Anna Seminara
The formation of each hand-drawn line carries internal instability. However, as the pencil or brush runs across a substrate, hundreds of times over, I feel chaos leaving my body to reveal clarity.
My drawings and paintings emerge from an obsession with creating lines to escape from my current internal reality. The practice of obliterating a surface with repeated lines slows down the processing of overwhelming thoughts, environments, and situations to initiate focused introspection. I create meditative, psychological experiences informed by intuitive color and line to soothe painful thought-states.
With the finished product, made of a process that quiets my own stressful realities, I hope to instill a similar relief in viewers; a visually induced pause that can cut through or ease anxiety from the overstimulating surrounding world--even if for a few moments.
Unwanted Pieces - Desired Being
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