Artist’s Statement: My latest painting has been informed by experiences of a spiritual nature, such as dreams, lucid dreaming, visions, and their inspiring interconnections. After my studies of art and design in New York, my interests led me toward investigations of the major comparative religions and their history and philosophy, as well as toward the study of various indigenous religions and shamanism.
In search for a cohesive framework for my diverse interests, I was lucky to come across the teachings of the Integral Institute and an associated Evolutionary Collective, located in Colorado and California respectively. Their fresh and clear ideas helped me put together a coherent”backpack” from my up-to-date findings and pointed me toward the course of my future journey.
Presently, I am most interested in the contemporary trend of merging the insights and findings from traditionally separate fields of art, sciences and spirituality. I hope you will find some of this represented in my recent paintings. Please feel free to find your own interpretations according to your experiences.
Magdalena Mraz was born in the Czech Republic. Her early interest in art found focus in her studies of painting and sculpture at the Industrial School for Ceramics in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia. In 1967, her family emigrated to the US and after a short interruption, Magda was able to continue her education at Queens College in New York City, where she earned her B.A. and M.F.A. degrees.