Annie Hejny is a Minnesota-born visual artist, intentionally exploring Minnesota’s waters to create textured abstract paintings with collected water and sediment. 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 25 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 since curated six collaborative events. In June 2016, she returned as a Teaching Assistant for WAI.
By 2016, she completed a two-year professional mentorship/protégée program through Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM). During the month of August 2017, she was the artist-in-residence with Lanesboro Arts and organized collaborative workshops for the community of Lanesboro, MN. She resides in St. Paul and creates at the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis.