Annona Giam received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase.
Giam’s subjects are often colorful and intense store-brand animals and landscapes. She uses these to depict the feeling of momentary disassociation; detachment from reality, when perception isn’t entirely absent but understanding is. Her work includes enough representation not to veer into abstraction.
These moments and creatures, at times, are created and experienced with curiosity and excitement, such as one would have discovering something as a child, not knowing if its “good or “bad” yet or if it requires the fight or flight. At the same, time such bright colors, lack of space, illogical depth and nonsensical imagery, alludes to the panic that comes from a loss of control.
Her work has been shown with LIC Arts at the Plaxall Gallery, The Forum Art Gallery at SUNY Purchase and Bank SQ. Coffee House.