|The Popes Apartment |
by Anne Marie Grgich
About the artistGrgich began making art at the age of 15 and was encouraged to continue doing so as her life’s work by her uncle. As a young adult, she barely survived a devastating car accident that left her in a coma, and upon regaining consciousness and functionality, decided to become a professional artist. She focused on painting faces and constructing creatures to help work through the pain and confusion brought on by the brain injury.
In 1981, Grgich had her first formal art show, and she continued showing regularly around the Pacific Northwest. In 1988, Grgich’s career took off, landing her work in galleries from New York City to Australia, Finland, The Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom. Anne Marie Grgich has been compared to a modern-day Frida Kahlo, and North Plains Public Library is proud to feature Grgich’s complex and beautiful work. The exhibition runs now through the month of April.