In the series of paintings "Migration" I am referencing my experience of migrating from one continent and country to another and seeing it in a broader, universal context. Through the process of creating I am investigating the inner realms of self; the longing for what is old and familiar, yet placing it in a new context, never replicating any readily readable aspects of my heritage. The mark-making becomes a journal, one that speaks a universal language. The challenge of migration becomes humanized and seen as a natural occurrence; one that is repeated through the ages and across many species on our planet.
-- The spontaneous and gestural activity of mark-making in Ana Zanic’s paintings is closely tied to calligraphy, language, and symbolic communication. Her work reflects the beauty of organic, natural form. Zanic’s abstract watercolors bring to mind abandoned landscapes, ancient scribblings, notions of the undersea life, amoebic flows and distant constellations. Zanic exhibited widely, in twenty solo and over a hundred group exhibitions. Her work is in notable private and public collections around the globe, spanning USA, Europe, Australia, and China. Ana Zanic holds an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She lives and works in the United States.