This program was made possible through funding from the James L. Knight Foundation and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs division in connection with the Vasari Project archive and to support the Miami Art Timeline project.
About the Artist:
Anna Goraczko is a mixed media artist, born in Miami, Florida, who lives and works in Miami, Florida. Goraczko received a BFA in Art in 2008 and an MFA in Visual Arts in 2020 from Florida International University. Using found objects, photography, and the human body, she employs cyanotypes to create vibrant blue images that intentionally distort or abstract their meaning. The images are ethereal, dreamlike, and open to interpretation. Themes of body positivity, family history, and connection provide a conceptual framework through which she engages with her subjects and the artistic process.
Selected solo exhibitions include "Anna Goraczko" (2023) at The Frank Gallery in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Selected group exhibitions include "Mama, G-Ma, and Nana" (2023) at Miami Beach Urban Studios in Miami Beach, Florida, "The BluPrnt Show" (2022/23) at Bridge Red Studios in North Miami, Florida and "Florida Biennial: Installations, Portraiture, Materiality, and Magic Realism" (2022) at Art and Culture Center in Hollywood, Florida. Goraczko was the recipient of the Hypatia-in-the-Woods Solo Artist Residency at Holly House in Shelton, Washington (2022) and she was the Artist-in-Residence at StoneTriggerPress Studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico (2022). Her work is in the permanent collection at Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida.
About the Vasari Project:
The Vasari Project is a library collection dedicated to documenting, collecting, and preserving Miami-Dade County's art history from 1945 to the present. It is a living archive that grows through contributions from artists, art professionals, exhibition spaces, galleries, institutions, and private donors.
The Vasari Project is a resource for ongoing research, scholarship, publications, artists' projects, exhibitions, and events. The archive collects documentation rather than original works of art composed primarily of printed matter: correspondence, press clippings, photographs, posters, books, exhibition catalogs, artists' files, oral histories, and other ephemeral materials.
About the Division of Special Collections & Archives:
Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Division of Special Collections & Archives holds rare and irreplaceable historical materials for the benefit of the public and scholarly community. They oversee the Helen Muir Florida Collection, 16mm Film Collection, Cuban Collection of Rare Books & Ephemera, Genealogy Collection, Vasari Project archive, and Rare & Antiquarian books from as early as the 17th century. The Division aims to provide the public with the contents of these collections at their request, which include books, original manuscripts, over 18,000 photographs, prints, artifacts, audiovisual resources, and electronic media.