Anna Membrino was born in Maryland in 1986. Sheholds an MFA from Southern Methodist University and a BA and BFA from The University of North Florida. She has also studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons at The New School.Membrino has been awarded residencies at Can Serrat in El Bruc,Spain;Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, India; and Radius Workshops in Grambois, France.
In Membrino’s recent work she manipulates assemblages of two dimensional and three dimensional forms. Herpaintings hover between the canons of still life and landscape painting with a nodto abstraction.Light pours into the works, breathing life into bare landscapes intentionally devoid of figures or structures.Thoughtfully placed objects within the composition might inform the viewer as to a date of existence. Light becomes the sole storyteller in Membrino’spaintings. The viewer recognizes its angles and shadows; known references to a time of day or season. The colors in these landscapes may be unnatural, the shapes ambiguous, but the light is a familiar entity.
Membrino’s work has been featured in New American Paintings, Patron Magazine, Paper City Magazine, Juxtapose, and D Magazine. Her work is included in prestigious private and public collections including UT Southwestern in Dallas, Gardere Wynne Sewell law firm in Dallas, and Fidelity Investments. The artistcurrently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.
Courtesy of Erin Cluley Gallery