Myrna Pronchuk is an international artist and musician that works in drawing, painting, sculpture, sonic and time based media.
Pronchuk has worked in residencies in Ireland, Germany, Spain as well as throughout the United States. Myrna's exhibited artwork includes 3-D found-object painting, performance and sculptures in Munich Germany; a sonic sculpture performance at the University of North Carolina - Black Mountain College; paintings and performative sculptures at the Wilma Daniels Gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina, paintings in a solo show at the Gallery in the Grove, Ontario Canada; and Projection art with ArtBox Projects in Zurich, Switzerland.
Pronchuk received her Masters Degree in Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, TN.
Myrna approaches life and art (making) foremost as being an engagement of both an optical and aural experience. Recording with mediums of 2d, 3d, and 4d she utilizes both sonic and visual markers to create work.
The movement between varied mediums of painting and sculpture
create a gesamtkunstwerk. Shifting from drawings to paintings and to mix media, lend to continued ideas of the abstraction of the human experience. In obscuring confines of form and expression, the sonic and visual and the experience and imitation, she hopes the viewer will question positions of dominance in how we treat our world and how we treat each other through a line quadrant with hue or tone made from a string from a machine.
Myrna is interested in visual systems and the complex relationships that develop when we enter into a new environment (both societal and individually). An abstract compositional narrative of activity is developed with weighing of elements of hegemony and individual responsibility in a very real and delicate world.
Environment plays an important role of informing. A place can influence what is taken or left behind: It can bind or instigate entropy - to the point of developing a sustaining impression.
In utilizing materials- in some of the work, more particularly in found objects (from the ordinary, and sometimes mundane parts of human activity), excavated from a specific area or place lead the narration of the work that is produced. These parts are ones that have sometimes been forgotten, mistreated or cast away to be gathered and re-created within sculpture construction to become then a (new) way of translating, deciphering, and understanding human responses - with reflection of responsibility to life and to that particular area environment.
When artifacts in contemporary society are combined in a new way to illustrate purpose or importance, they can produce an interactive landscape for the artist and further, the viewer to consider. This exploration of hegemony of humans (over each other and of our environment) hopefully can influence the power of individual responsibility.
2012 Masters of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, Georgia State
University, Atlanta, Georgia USA
2011 Foreign Studies: Art and Architecture (London/Paris)
(Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia)
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, Watkins College of Art,
Film & Design, Nashville, Tennessee USA
2006 Internment under Michael Shane Neal, Nashville, Tennessee USA
2006 Liberal Arts, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee USA
2019 BCA Residency, Burren College of Art, Burren, Newtown Castle,
2016 Pinea-Linea De Costa, Spain
2016 Villa Waldberta, Munich, Germany
2015 No Boundaries International Artist Colony, Bald Head Island, North
2013 Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, New York USA
2012 WonderRoot, Atlanta, Georgia USA
2016-20 LifeSpin, Ontario CA
2014-20 SC4, Port Huron, Michigan USA
2012-14 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia USA
2020 ArtBox Projects Barcelona, ArtBox Group, Zurich,
2018 Forest City Gallery Membership Group Show, London, Canada
2017 Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove, Canada
2016 Pinea-Linea De Costa, A Place in a New World, Ecco Museum of
Contemporary Art, Cadiz, Spain
2016 Die KloHäuschen -Biennale, Die KloHäuschen, Munich, Germany
2016 GEDOK Gallery, Unbekanntes Land Project, Munich, Germany
2015 Wilma Daniels Gallery, NBIAC, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
2014 Spiral Gallery, Studio 1219, Port Huron, Michigan USA
2013 FAB Gallery, Port Huron, Michigan USA
2013 University of North Carolina, Black Mountain College ReVIEIWING:
Arts and Crafts Movement, Asheville, North Carolina USA
2012 Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Atlanta, Aural Regeneration, Georgia USA
2012 University of North Carolina, Black Mountain College ReVIEWING:
Buckminster Fuller, Asheville, North Carolina USA
2011 Aqua Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair , Pre-emergent, Miami,