MM Fine Art is pleased to present Anna Jurinich, My Here and There. In this exhibition of recent work, the title represents Jurinich's liberal usage of objects that are here and her imagination taking them somewhere else in an effort to create a statement of our times.
Born in Croatia, Jurinich immigrated to the United States in 1958. There is often a psychological undertone to Jurinich’s work, a message, a human condition triggered by personal and/or worldly events..
“As much as beauty is a part of it, and it almost always is, I always felt Art has to make a difference in our world. It is our Voice, a unique voice that has the power to stop and make another person give up their time to look and sometimes carry that image for a long time. Thats a voice like no other. My favroite teacher. Marvin Israel once said that one must paint the time they live in. I took that to heart." ~Anna Jurinich
In her still life and flower paintings the intensity is still present as Ms. Jurinich approaches every subject with equal respect. The attention to details is based on the artist’s personal style of painting but also to her feeling that everything, even the smallest leaf is of equal importance to everything else.
Jurinich attended Parsons School of Design. Upon graduation Ms. Jurinich moved to Florence, Italy where she resided for 3 years studying Renaissance Art. She has been residing on the East End of Long Island since 1992 where she has been very active in the arts. She has exhibited in SoHo, The Alternative Museum, The Islip Museum, The Parrish Museum, Elaine Benson Gallery, East End Arts Council, In 2018 Jurinich and Janet Culbertson collaborated on a 3 month show (The 7th Circle) at the Southampton Cultural Center. She has been included in the East End Collected at the Southampton Art Center and four Hecksher Museum Biennials, including the most recent in 2021 in which she received the Award of Merit.