Ann Kopka’s art practice incorporates painting, mixed media, installation and digital art. Her working practice reflects many lines of enquiry as she continues to engage with several projects simultaneously.
Ann is currently engaged in researching the properties of discarded ephemera with little or no intrinsic value, drawing attention to the throwaway nature of consumer society and questioning our perception of its value systems.
Discarded paper items, packaging, teabags and charity shop finds are subjected to investigative processes and may be transformed into tactile reliefs, installations or wall hangings.
Added to this mix is a strong visual emphasis on experimentation with colour and light. Photographs are digitally manipulated to become the source material for vibrant acrylic paintings saturated in multiple layers of colour or are made into digital prints.
Ann studied BA Fine Art at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design and completed a two year Fine Art Course at the City Lit Institute, London. She studied The Practices and Debates of Modern Art at the Open University and in 2001 she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree.
Ann also holds a Certificate in Education from London University’s Institute of Education. She has exhibited extensively in galleries and exhibitions in London and the UK and also the USA.
2013 Selected for solo exhibition at Barbican Library Gallery
2012 Artwork published in FREEDBOOK supporting Books for London
2012 Metropolitan Police Harrow Schools Art Competition – Guest Judge
2012 Artwork selected by Conde Nast for publication in Glamour Italy magazine.
2011 Selected by Robert Smyth Academy Market Harborough for GCSE Art project.