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Anna Membrino: Dallas Museum of Art Acquisition

Congratulations to artist Anna Membrino on her recent acquisition by the Dallas Museum of Art. We are thrilled to share that “Spall” has become part of the DMA’s permanent collection!
Acrylic and oil on canvas
65 x 62 inches
In her paintings, Membrino starts with assemblages of two dimensional and three dimensional forms as a reference point for the paintings. The end result hovers between the canons of still life and landscape painting with a nod to abstraction. Light pours into the works, breathing life into bare landscapes which are intentionally devoid of figures or structures; objects that might inform the viewer as to a date of existence. In recent years, light has become the sole storyteller in Membrino’s paintings. The viewer recognizes its angles and shadows; known references to a time of day or season. The colors in these landscapes may be unnatural, the shapes ambiguous, but the light is a familiar entity.
Anna Membrino was born in Maryland in 1986. Membrino holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University and a BA and BFA from The University of North Florida. She has also studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons at The New School.  Membrino has been awarded residencies at Can Serrat in El Bruc, Spain; Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, India; and Radius Workshops in Grambois, France.

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