Mira Satryan

Mira Satryan, a Polish-American painter, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków with a Master of Arts degree. After graduation, she worked as a designer. Her focus back then was on posters. Among other awards, she won the 2nd prize for her Kraków Restoration poster. With the passing of time, she made up her mind and chose painting to be the dominant form of her artistic expression.

Mira at her studio

Since then (i.e., since circa 1975), she has been painting, actively participating in open air workshops, art symposium events and art shows. Her works are presented at many well known galleries in Europe and America. The artist’s works can be found in the collections of the Katowice BWA Gallery (Galeria BWA), Katowice Museum, Racibórz BWA Gallery (Galeria BWA), Kraków Gallery (Galeria Sztuki Kraków), to mention just a few. Since 1991, she has been living in New York, where she paints and successfully exhibits her works in the local galleries. She received the Certificate of Excellence awarded by the Soho International Art Competition, Agora Gallery. Her most recent individual exhibition took place Kraków, Poland in September 2010. She takes active part in group exhibitions, most recent one being the 12th Annual WAH Salon (Art Club Show) at the turn of January and February of 2011. She is a member of this club and is presently taking part in the New Century Artists Gallery International Exhibition in Chelsea, Manhattan. In May of this year, she will be presenting her art at the N.A.W.A. 122nd Annual Exhibition. She is a member of the North American Women’s Association as well as a member Artes Group, a group of Polish artists in New York (she actively participates in their exhibitions).
Her works can also be found in privately owned collections in Poland, the USA, Germany, France, Sweden, England, Austria and many other countries, including the collection owned by the previous Mayor of New York City.


 

Awards

Certificate of Excellence, Soho International Art Competition, New York.

Prize for Poster on the Theme of the City of Cracow.

National Poster Exhibition, Cracow, Poland.

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Maurice Taplinger about Mira

The Polish artist Mira Satryan is a lyrical expressionist whose luminous reds, yellows, and blues, sumptuously brushed, flow like multicolored smoke. There is something transcendent about Satryan’s forms and effervescent colors that harks back to the pioneering abstractions of Kandinsky, Kupka, and others who took inspiration from spiritual disciplines at the turn of the century to evoke what could not be seen in the natural world. Unlike many latter-day abstractionist’s there is nothing affected or false in her approach; she is transmitting a sense of cosmic consciousness that she apparently comes to through a deeply intuitive sense of color and form that lights up her compositions with a vivacious sense of light and life. Although she strives to capture ‘how fragile everything is” in what she refers to as “a world of passing,”she paradoxically renders the perishable immutable in her sumptuously brushed compositions.
Maurice Taplinger, Art Critic, New York


 

In a World of Passing

Mira Satryan’s style is an extremely personal statement, the author being its main subject. She talks about the way she perceives today’s world, how she deals with its struggles and how she deals with various experiences.
Through her work, Mira wants to transmit the timeless yet simple emotions, such as the ability to perceive beauty in a loving relationship between human and nature or two human beings; the fear of losing the ability to experience life emotionally; as well as the feeling of fear caused by the instability of the elements dictating our life.
The paintings explore the complexity of the artist’s psychological and physical emotions, hence the many various forms used: all of them dramatic and penetrating. These forms, however, are not depictive – their state of being is in a different reality – above the reality we perceive. They belong to a world of reality felt, experienced and expressed through painting. The color “temperature” pleases the eye with the composition of hot reds joined with gold and silver, toned with bronzes, cooled with greens and purples – all of this representing the temperature of emotional highs and lows.
The expressive cognitive emotionalism in Mira Satryan’s works is a strong statement showing how fragile everything is. Feelings are fragile, the structure of our being – fragile. Everything passes.
Eugeniusz Zaczyk


 

Chosen Collections

BWA Gallery, Katowice, Poland.

Katowice Museum, Katowice, Poland.

BWA Gallery, Raciborz, Poland.

Art Gallery Kraków, Poland.

Private Colletion of Mayor of New York, Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Collections in Poland, USA, Germany, France, Sveden, England, Austria.

 


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