Cloistered away in a small studio on the east side of Austin, Texas, I paint quietly and diligently.  As a painter, I am interested in exploring and interpreting the myths that are so necessary to social creatures.  I am particularly fond of referencing the symbolism and style of Byzantine iconography and applying it to the lives of modern people.  In the Eastern Orthodox Church, icons are a liturgical art.  They are intended to be a form of prayer made by the painter.  According to the iconographer, George Drobot, those depicted are men and women "who have restored the original beauty of the human being."  As I think most modern souls do, I struggle with finding beauty and meaning in human life.  Painting isn't prayer for me, but it is spiritual.  It's an expression of yearning for the kind of human beauty I find so rare in modern western soil.    

 

Represented by Graphite Galleries in New Orleans LA

 

Solo Shows:

2015:
Little Devotions, Cenote, Austin TX
2013:
Weak Creatures, Pump Project Flex Space, Austin TX
2011:
Emma Hadzi Antich, Thunderbird Coffee

Group Shows:

2015:
Minutae: Museum of Human
Achievement, Austin, TX
2014:
AHÖM, Museum of Human
Achievement, Austin, TX

Georgetown Art Hop, Georgetown Art Center, Austin, TX
The Tesla Project, Art.Science.Gallery, Austin, Tx
2013:
EAST, Fisterra Studios, Austin, TX
Red Dot Art Spree, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
BYOBeard, Pump Project, Austin, TX
Saying Thank You, Wardenclyffe Gallery, Austin, TX
The End, Big Medium, Austin, TX
Group Hug, Pump Project Flex Space, Austin TX
2012:
Group Hug, Pump Project, Austin, TX
AVAA, Dougherty Art Center, Austin, TX
For the Love of Art, Austin Art Space, Austin, TX
Medium Small, Big Medium, Austin, TX
Lessons From a Bone Box, Wardenclyffe Gallery, Austin, TX 
Red Dot Art Spree, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
Summertime of the Dead, Wardenclyffe, Austin, TX
The Fall Show, AVAA, Austin, TX
2011:
The Tesla Project, Pump Project Flex Space, Austin, TX
National Arts Program, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TXThe Eyes Got It finalist, EAST, Austin, TX
Earth Beats Life, Blue Theatre Gallery, Austin, TX  

Awards:
2013 - Best in Art for the BYOBeard Art Show at Pump Project
2012 - Top 4 Finalist in the Eyes Got It Art Competition
2011 - Special Recognition in the Eyes Got It Art Competition

Interviews:
2013: The Austin Chronicle - Studio Visits: Emma Hadzi Antich
http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2013-03-22/studio-visits-emma-hadzi-antich/

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