“Art School Dirge” (2021) reflects upon instructions given to the artist at the level of higher education. The images of art historical references juxtaposed with handwritten lists defining formulaic modes of success are spewed out in a macrocosm.
Anna Goraczko is a Miami-born mixed media artist who employs cyanotypes to create vibrant images and installations that focus on family history, body positivity, and spiritual connection. Goraczko received a BFA in Art in 2008 and an MFA in Visual Arts in 2020 from Florida International University after living nearly a decade in Chicago, Illinois. She uses found objects, digital photography, and the human body to create photographic blueprints that are ethereal, dreamlike, and nostalgic in nature. Goraczko’s artistic process engages with the natural environment of South Florida where she grew up and explores the potential for abstracted images to make connections across various timelines.
Selected solo exhibitions include “Anna Goraczko” (2023) at The Frank Gallery in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Selected group exhibitions include “Mama, G-Ma, and Nana” (2023) at Miami Beach Urban Studios in Miami Beach, Florida, “The BluPrnt Show” (2022/23) at Bridge Red Studios in North Miami, Florida and “Florida Biennial: Installations, Portraiture, Materiality, and Magic Realism” (2022) at Art and Culture Center in Hollywood, Florida. Goraczko was the recipient of the Hypatia-in-the-Woods Solo Artist Residency at Holly House in Shelton, Washington (2022) and she was the Artist-in-Residence at StoneTriggerPress Studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico (2022). Her work is in the permanent collection at Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida.