Anna Stark Art
Anna Stark is a self-taught artist based in the Twin Cities. She is a proud alumnus of Perpich Center for Arts Education where she studied film and photography. She went on to graduate from Columbia College Chicago where she studied writing, drawing, and marketing. Stark is an oil painter that uses only non-toxic and solvent-free materials in order to paint indoors during long Minnesota winters. When she’s not at her easel, she’s homeschooling her two children (4 and 7). Her work features mostly edible subjects that are later consumed by her family, especially the candy.
“I thought that was a photo!” That’s the reaction I’m going for. That’s my measuring stick for success. I strive to generate a sense of excitement when viewers need to take a double-take to understand what they are looking at. My goal is to evoke a split-second exhilarating experience when the brain thinks that something is real that is actually unreal. So often we believe things to be something they are not without taking a closer look. Usually, these are existential questions like, why are we here? And what’s the meaning of life? But sometimes, the hardest question is, “Is that a real lollipop?”