by Mindy Kyle
HER LARGE SCALE WORK CAN BE SEEN THROUGHOUT CHICAGOLAND
Originally from Croatia, artist Ana Zanic moved to the U.S. eighteen years ago with her husband after they both earned their master degrees there – her husband in physics and Ana from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Zagreb. “Moving to the U.S. meant more opportunities to pursue our passions,” she says. “I have for years now been represented by several galleries across the country and have art in collections around the globe.” For the past six years, they have made Geneva their home.
Having a dozen professional visual artists on both sides of her family, Ana was immersed in the art world since early childhood. Although watercolor has always been her passion and the medium she is most known for, she has also enjoyed drawing and working in ceramics and printmaking.
Her large-scale work can be seen in public spaces around Chicago, including the Lowes Hotel where her commissioned watercolors are visible from the street. “It is fun to just drive by and see my work downtown,” says Ana. This past summer, one of her paintings was showcased over the entire two-story façade at the Chicago Art Source gallery featuring a summer exhibit.