January 18, 2023

New Princeton Makes Talk Series Features Adriana Groza

“INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO”: Visual artist Adriana Groza, a studio member of the Princeton Makes artist cooperative in the Princeton Shopping Center, will share insights about her practice and demonstrate her techniques and process in a talk on January 19 at 7 p.m. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m., visual artist Adriana Groza will be the featured speaker for the “Inside the Artist’s Studio” talk series at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center. Groza, a studio member of the Princeton Makes artist cooperative, specializes in creating fluid acrylic abstract art. She will share insights about her practice and demonstrate her techniques and process.

Groza, a Hamilton resident, was born and raised in Transylvania, Romania. She manipulates fluid acrylics directly on deep edge canvas by various means, without a brush. Art, for Groza, is a means for self-healing and renewal, and a way to reach an understanding of time and matter. Her style has drawn the attention of the New Jersey and Romanian press, and her original artworks are currently found in private and public collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

“I step inside my studio, shedding the constraints of daily schedule and routine, with a deep confidence and trust in my process,” said Groza. “A blank stretched canvas, different color paints that I dilute with mediums to the right viscosity, and several unconventional instruments and techniques for moving the paint around — these are my tools. I apply my foundation color, and then allow my feelings and imagination to wander free with the fluid pigments. I might capture the split and irreplicable moment of a foamy wave splashing the sands, or a snapshot in the fleeting existence of a flower or a creature.”

This month, Groza is the featured artist at Princeton Makes; her work is highlighted in the retail and studio space. The “Inside the Artist’s Studio” talk series, part of the cooperative’s new programming initiatives, offers the public a monthly opportunity, every third Thursday, to learn about and from its creatives.

The event will begin with a reception, with light refreshments, at 6:30 p.m. Artwork by all cooperative artists will be available for purchase.

Princeton Makes is a cooperative comprised of 34 local artists who work across a range of artistic genres, including painting, drawing, stained glass, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. Customers will be able to support local artists by visiting their in-store studios and by shopping for a wide variety of art including large paintings, prints, custom-made greeting cards, stained glass lamps and window hangings, jewelry in a variety of designs and patterns, and more.

For more information, visit princetonmakes.com.