I draw and paint portraits of ladies with an attitude. I am inspired by women from different cultures all over the world. Some of them I was lucky to meet and know personally, others are just women that I came across in pictures. My art is a reflection and an expression of my own attitude towards these women and their life situation is what I feel and how I find myself in there. Saying that it makes me paint a portrait of a woman reflecting my own attitude towards it.
I unconsciously seek women with strong character and reliable energy, who are reflecting raw emotions and showing genuine and natural personality. We can’t run away from those daily emotions we face. I have a need to capture and to express those feelings in front of the entire world through my portraits. I want to show the world how strong women are and that we should not be embarrassed about it but instead embrace our strength and live with it. All of my portraits are quirky and unique ladies, radiating the strength through the attitude shown in facial expression.
My work speaks language of the country I live in. My home at this moment is India. Living here makes me spin around in many directions. From laughter to frustration.
Living in such a colorful country as India you definitely develop something. I developed an absolute love towards lively, pop and bold colors. As well a stronger and depicting will for women empowerment.
I sign my artwork as PILE.
Ana Sneeringer is a Slovenian self-taught artist who has embraced the freedom of being self-taught. Having realized her passion for drawing and painting during moving around the world in last 10 years she started artistic career a bit later in her life. Having no professional art training gives her the encouragement and freedom to simply create from her heart instead of trying to find a balance between educational training and personal expressions.
Before she proceeded an art carrier, she was engaged for ten years in documentary journalism, where she had been making video portraits of people from Slovenia and near countries. In 2010 she left her home country for a life journey. Her moving to Jordan, France, Russia and then to The Dominican Republic and now in India was an experience of gathering emotional information on cultures she lived for given time, for later expression.
Traveling to a foreign country is one of the best ways to step outside your established comfort zone. Living now and then in different country is even better. The fear of facing unfamiliarity and experiencing culture shock deters many from starting their journey. Ana started her journey around the world in 2010 where she met many of world citizens.
She started painting in the Dominican Republic. Her art there was a mixture of emotional cultural shock expressed through abstract art but shortly after she found herself back with the portraits. Moving from the Dominican Republic to the Netherlands, her artwork resembled in watercolor portraits, carrying deep thoughtful meaning. Since ever, Ana has been fascinated with the attitude a woman’s face conveys.
In 2018 she moved with her family to India, where she currently lives and works, for another deployment of her husband. Her medium in India became acrylic paints, bold colors and even stronger female portraits, representing her own feelings.
Her inspirations are people and herself. Listening her own feelings when she is confronted to a situation or a person gives her inspiration to portrait out those emotions she wants to overcome. She wants her viewers to see all possible emotions in facial expressions of her portraits we carry as humans towards different life events.
2020 – June 19 -July 03 – 20.20. – M.A.D.S. MILANO, Italy, Europe
2020- May – DREAM ROOM – M.A.D.S. Milano, Italy, Europe
2020 – June 12th – OPENING OF A RESORT DISINI, Lombok Indonesia (postponed – dates to be determined later)
2020 – April 30th – May 3rd – AT THE ART FAIR, Brooklyn, New York, USA (postponed – dates to be determined later)
2020 – APRIL – State Gallery of Art - Hyderabad, India
2020 – March 20th – 25th – ART BASEL, Online Room Viewing
2020 – March 7th – 25th – Exhibition of paintings by women artists – Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, India
2019 – Conceptual Clothing and Fashion Imaginary – Renaissance Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2017 – “What’s with the rain?” (Solo exhibition) Paul Gabriel, The Hague, Netherlands, Europe
2015 – “Are we native?” (Solo exhibition) Tonasket Town Gallery, WA, USA
2021 – May 6th-9th– SUPERFINE art FAIR - NYC
2020 – October 8th -11th – WORLD ART DUBAI - World Trade Center, Dubai, Emirates
2020 - May 1st - SUPERFINE E-ART FAIR, Online art fair