Barham Rotunda Group Exhibition Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Flushing, NY March 18 - May 30, 2014
Explorations Revisited Queens College, City University of New York MFA Spring 2014 Group Exhibition One Art Space Gallery, New York, NY March 17 - 26, 2014
Born in Canada in 1982, Mirana Zuger is currently based in New York. A graduate of Concordia University (BFA with Distinction) Zuger has also been selected for artist residencies in Croatia and France. She has exhibited widely in Canada, as well as New York, Paris and Zagreb. Her works are found in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
In a contemporary world that is characterized by fast-moving, ironic and easy images, my work asks for a sustained and attentive approach on the part of the viewer. The patient viewer is rewarded by a depth and complexity of experience that is authentic and unique. My paintings are both object and image, and ask the viewer to engage in a bodily way with the physicality of the surfaces they encounter.
Beyond the visual references of shape and colour to various ecosystems, my process and approach invoke the undisciplined and unintentioned phenomenon of geological, meteorological, and biological systems. Like clouds, the paintings are the natural outcome of an organic process devoid of the artificiality of external intent. Free from the confines of judgement or convention, each mark accumulates as an aggregate of natural residues into a work that is its own living system.