Pulse Gallery: Statement for Anja Studer exhibit ‘Protect What You Love’ at Pulse Gallery, September 1 - October 31, Opening Reception September 27

Anja Studer was born and raised in Switzerland and became an environmental activist at a very young age, feeling a deep need to protect the world we live in. She studied fine arts at the École de design et haute Ecole D'Art du Valais. Anja moved to Canada and continued her fine arts studies at the University of Manitoba and graduated from Red River College with a diploma in photography. She currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba and continues to exhibit her work throughout Europe and Canada. Anja's latest series "Protect What You Love" is a call to action to protect our planet and the wildlife we share it with. Anja has created a series of encaustic paintings of animals native to the province of Manitoba, each painting combines an abstract landscape, an animal illustration and a graphic pattern symbolizing one of the reasons why the featured animal's survival is increasingly challenged. The ancient form of painting with melted beeswax, resin and pigment helps to elicit a sense of connection to the nature we need to protect.

The gravity of the climate crisis can seem overwhelming, but we can all make a difference by placing a climate action lens over everyday choices such as what we buy, what we eat and whom we vote for. Anja's hope is to inspire others through her art to take action to protect our home and will be donating 10% of all sales to the Winnipeg based Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Selected works exhibited September 1st to October 31st, join us for a reception on Friday September 27th from 7pm-9pm. Artist will be in attendance as well as feathered ambassadors from Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

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