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Annika Connor

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University of Chicago, 2002, BFA

watercolor, romanticism, contemporary-art, romantic, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional, figurative


Annika Connor is a Contemporary Romantic painter.  Her work depicts a fascination with beauty and decadence.  Overall, they seem to be fragments from a daydream, which portray a longing for a time of romance and pleasure. 

In 2002, Annika received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting and philosophy.

Since then, Annika has worked professionally as a painter in New York and London and participated in numerous national and international exhibitions while reviews and publication of her work have appeared in many print, Internet and local publications.

Annika Connor is Swedish-American; she currently resides in Manhattan where she maintains an active studio. 

In addition to her work in the studio, Annika is also heavily involved in sustaining the art community in which she creates. 

As a supporter of the art she admires, Annika is a Young Fellow of the Frick Collection, on the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council & Acquisitions Committee, a member of the American Ballet Theatre’s Junior Council, and on The Roundtable and the Fashion  Committee at the National Arts Club.

Connor is a member of: the National Arts Club, Screen Actor’s Guild, Emerging Leaders of the New York Arts, Arts & Business Council, and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. 

Annika also instructs art and is a professor of watercolor painting at Sessions College for Professional Design. 

Furthermore, Annika is the Owner/President of Active Ideas Productions, an emerging corporation whose mission is to serve the artistic community by facilitating the presence and publication of young talented artists and educating the public about their work.  To learn more please visit:

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Recent Exhibits

Annika Connor participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 Dawn to Decadence
Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Jun, 2013 The Hitchcock Kiss: a solo show of paintings by Annika Connor
QF Gallery
Oct, 2012 Watercolors
Phillips de Pury
Oct, 2012 Watercolors Selling Exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company
Phillips de Pury 450 West 15th St
Mar, 2012 Fountain Art Fair NY 2012
111 Front Street Pop Up
Jan, 2012 Opulent Vision
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