Annie Hejny

Annie Irene Hejny is a voice for the earth. Her lifelong connection with nature has developed into a visual language through abstract paintings and drawings. She has exhibited her artwork in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as the Katherine Nash Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI) and Form + Content Gallery (Minneapolis, MN). Her largest solo exhibition to-date at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in 2018 (Winona, MN) received 10,000+ visitors.

Over the past five years, she has successfully completed over 50 commissioned projects for galleries, private collections, and public institutions, locally and nationwide, including The University of Minnesota Mill City Clinic and Hilton Embassy Suites. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Vikings Art Collection, Minnesota Marine Art Museum and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

She was an artist-in-residence with Lanesboro Arts (2017), The Science Museum of Minnesota Pine Needles Residency (2018), the Grand Marais Art Colony (2019) and the Anderson Center (2021). As a 2020 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, her research at the intersection of an artistic practice and forest therapy is a new frontier in community healing with the earth.

Selected Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019

Betula, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Riverlines, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minneapolis, MN

2018

Waterlines, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN

Rivers to Change, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Gallery, St. Paul, MN

By the Waters, The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Many Waters: A Minnesota Biennial, Juried group exhibition, The M, St. Paul, MN

SE SON ROSE, FIORIRANNO, Juried group exhibition, salonlb., Chicago, IL

This Splendid Promise, Juried alumni exhibition, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Annie Hejny and Gaylord Schanilec, Two-person exhibition, Red Wing Arts, Red Wing, MN

But It Was Still There, Group exhibition, Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN

MPLSART Sketchbook Project Exhibition, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2020

Fresh: A Summer Selection, Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, Wayzata, MN

The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings, Juried group exhibition, U of M Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2019

Foraged, Two-person exhibition, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

What is Forbidden?, The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Red Wing Arts Presents: Old Frontenac on Lake Pepin, Anniversary group exhibition, Villa Maria, Frontenac, MN

Fare Tredici, Member Group exhibition, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018

The Heart of the River, Juried group exhibition, The Phipps Center for Arts, Hudson, WI

2017

In The 'Hood, Group exhibition, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL

Transformative Sediment, Juried two-person exhibition, Banfill-Locke Center Arts, Fridley, MN

Beyond the Surface, Juried three-person exhibition, Larson Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Our River, Our Water, Juried two-person exhibition, U of M Mill City Clinic Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Collections

Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis, MN

The Vikings Art Collection, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Meritex Minneapolis, MN

Capitol Region Watershed District, St. Paul, MN

River Restoration and The Edge of Growth, Midco, Minneapolis, MN

Jones Day Law Office, Minneapolis, MN

Float Sixty River North, Chicago, IL

Northern Coffeeworks, Minneapolis, MN

Colossal Cafe, St. Paul, MN

Lakes Dermatology, Minnetonka, MN