My work explores the depth of human character by incorporating archetypal imagery and inviting viewers to experience their own minds in a different light. The inspiration comes from a variety of sources that are influenced by eastern philosophy and meditative practices: Carl Jung, Asian Sumi ink paintings, Buddhist sculpture, Ukiyo-e block prints as well as Buddhist teachings and practices. In my mixed media multi-dimensional paintings, I bring to life different aspects of self; the protector, the teacher, the dreamer, the child, the artist, the nurturer, the feminine, and the masculine. These contrasting characters cooperate or work against each other, emphasizing similarities and differences between them. The inner states of the characters are described through body language and gesture. They are accentuated through color, texture and the application of unique materials and media. Combined with oil painting, the textural and decorative qualities of fabrics and embroidery embedded in the work deliver a rich and colorful environment drawing the viewer into the ever deeper states of presence and experience.
Anna Mogilevsky was born in Moscow, Russia and now lives in works in the Northeast, dividing her time between New York City and Philadelphia. Anna’s primary mediums are graphite, oil paint, fabric, and embroidery. She also works in mixed media and collage. Anna’s work has been on view in notable institutions, such as Mana Contemporary (Jersey City, NJ), The Art Student's League of New York Vytlacil Campus (Sparkill, NY) , A.I.R Gallery (New York, NY), Kate Oh Gallery (New York, NY), Oh Gallery (Damyang, Korea) and Boo Sung Art Center (Seoul, Korea). She is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Ruth Katsman Scholarship, Massart Young Master Fellowship, and Florence Leif Award. A passionate educator, Anna has lectured and mentored students at the Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University, and other notable Universities. Anna earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and her Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.