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Striving to connect the realms of micro and macro, representation and abstraction, Annika Romeyn has recent artworks inspired by rock formations and geomorphology. Beyond describing the rock-face and its multiplicity of form, Romeyn hopes to create experiential artworks coloured by her memories and feelings of wilderness areas actively explored by foot, raft or kayak. Working across the mediums of drawing, painting and printmaking she is particularly interested in manipulating the luminosity of watercolor to bring the canyon wall to life, as a site of intersection between the intimate and the infinite, the immediate and the ancient.
Romeyn graduated with First Class Honours in Printmaking and Drawing from ANU in 2010. In 2019 she was invited to participate in Global Print 4, Portugal, one of the largest printmaking events in the World, and was the the recipient of a Craft ACT Residency at Corin Cottage within the Namadgi National Park. She was the winner of the Burnie Print Prize (2021), the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (2020), and finalist in the National Works on Paper Award (2020), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (2020), the Megalo International Print Prize (2020), the prestigious John Leslie Art Prize (2020, 2018, 2014), and the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award (2019) and received the Commendation Prize for the Banyule Works on Paper Award (2019). In 2018 she was commissioned to create a unique work for the Biennale of Australian Art. She has been a finalist in the M16 Drawing Prize (2018) , the Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award (2018), the Gippsland Print Award (2017) and was the winner of the FLG Emerging Artist Award (2014). In 2015 she undertook a Hill End Artist Residency and in 2013 was commissioned to create a unique work for the Print Council of Australia.