Annie Hejny is a Minnesota-born emerging visual artist, intentionally exploring Minnesota’s waters to create abstract paintings with collected river water. She studied at the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University, earning a double-major B.A. in Elementary Education and Studio Art with Summa Cum Laude honors (2012).
Over the past four years, she has successfully completed over 20 commissioned projects for galleries, private collections, and public institutions, locally and nationwide. In 2015 and 2016, her paintings were selected and sold at the annual Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, receiving the ArtReach St. Croix award (2016). In June 2015, she participated in the Women's Art Institute (WAI) studio intensive at St. Catherine University. Simultaneously, she converted her single-stall garage into gallery three, a pop-up exhibition space for local artists and has curated five collaborative events. In June 2016, she returned as a Teaching Assistant for WAI.
She recently completed a two-year professional mentorship/protégée program through Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM). In August 2017, she will be the artist-in-residence at Lanesboro Arts in Lanesboro, MN. She resides in St. Paul and creates at the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis.
Our Water: River Paintings by Annie Hejny
May 31st - September 8th
901 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Annie Hejny and Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker
A juried, two-person exhibition.
November 4 - December 2, 2017
6666 East River Road, Fridley, Minnesota 55432
March - April, 2018
700 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
Artist Talk at Sunday Forum: April 15
September - December, 2018
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987