Mixed Media Artist - Painter - Photographer - Sculptor - Visual Arts - Installation Artist: Painting, Collage, Sculpture and Assemblage Artist; Art Teacher
276 Claremont, San Antonio, TX, 78209
My work explores patterns in socio-cultural development that define the female condition in contemporary and historical times. Referencing my photos of women in everyday scenes, my installations are like modern simulacra, seeking to present an amplified version of realism. In the constructions of painted canvases and sculptural appendages, I aim to capture an isolated moment to reflect on its significance and record that moment into Herstory. Ultimately, I hope to reveal a shared humanity between cultures and continue the questioning of the constraints of gender roles inherent through identity.
“San Antonio has been important to my development as both a person and an artist. When I moved here two decades ago, I was a young mother with two infant daughters and trying to find my way as an artist. As the daughter of immigrants, I had never lived more than 30 miles from my childhood home in Scaggsville, Md. Moving to San Antonio broadened my world, and I have been fortunate to travel to points here and far, finding my faith in people and places along the way.” -Mira Hnatyshyn