Anna Korver is currently based in Taranaki, New Zealand. She has been a full time professional sculptor since completed a BFA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury in 2003. Korver works nationally and internationally on exhibition work and private and public commissions. She has been selected in the Wallace awards twice, invited to exhibit work in many large scale outdoor sculpture exhibitions including Brick Bay sculpture Trail and Tai Tapu sculpture garden and has attended more than 60 national and international sculpture symposiums.
Korver’s works are feminine in their identity and perspective, inviting intimacy and personal connection. The forms are minimalist and strive to reflect the inner self onto the outer surface. Her work has always come from an internal place, reflecting on the current situation or experience. The fundamental concepts generally revolve around the defense and protection of women but often from a subtle, gentle place. They question and challenge traditional feminine roles, offering a different kind of strength where the masculine and feminine sides are in balance and delicate, fragility is recognised instead of seen as a weakness, reflecting on feminism’s advocacy for equality for both genders.
Her works combine a balance of contemporary and traditional sculpting processes and merge between realism and surrealism.
Korvers` recent works have moved into several specific series, where the human experience is described from different perspectives both literal and metaphorical; internalized and externalized. Some look at underlying questions about home as a transient concept using symbols such as the figure, the cube, vessels and sections of the landscape as reference to internal and external factors and support systems. These works explore the idea of home as an abstract term sometimes inspiring a feeling of separation, restriction or entrapment, armament and defense and other times an escape, shelter, sanctuary or protection. Her recent works are continuously curious about the connection of architecture to the human experience, of people and place; the way one affects the other and how the story and the experience of each go hand in hand. They seem to be influencing and imprinting on each other subconsciously and consciously. However these pieces become more about the deconstruction and reconstruction of the self via the symbolism of architecture.
Korver was the co-owner of The Korver Molloy Gallery and sculpture park for 4 years, a trustee on the board of Eco Artists New Zealand for 10 years and an executive member of Te Kupenga stone sculpture society.
Sculptures by anna korver
BFA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury, NZ.,BFA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury, NZ.
2018: Finalist in the Wallace awards
2016: Finalist in the Wallace awards – one
of New Zealands premiere art award
2014: Winner of the first international
2012: First prise at the Whangarei
Winner of the Taranaki business
awards - New business excellence
Commended in the Taranaki business
awards Primary industry,
manufacturing and technology award
2008: -First prize Coromandel symposium
-First prize at the 4th annual West Melton art exhibition
2007: -The Genevieve Becroft prize for
excellence and the viewers’ choice
2005: -The Genevieve Becroft prize for
excellence and the viewers’ choice
2020: ‘Lifeboat – Resting point’ Japan
‘Paper heart’ Egypt
2019: ‘Prleska nevesta’ Slovinia
‘She’ - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
‘Sky dress’ - Parana, Argentina
2018: - ‘Freedom’ Craiova, Romania
- ‘Starline’ Korca, Albania
-`Paper fortress` Hurghada, Egypt
2017: -‘Karearea dress’ - Montenegro
-`Hinemoana` - Ayia Napa, Cyprus
2016: -‘Prada’ – Black Granite, Adelaide Australia
2015: -Facet dress – Denizli - Turkey
-`Black figure` Denmark
2014: -Facet figures - Travertine – Pedide
dream city - Iran
-‘The white mouse’ Corten steel and
Italian marble - Rotorua
2012: -‘Aurere’ New Zealand marble and
basalt - Whangarei
2008: -‘Tern’ Turkish marble – Turkey
-Temporary public work at Pleasant point
2006: -Stone sculpture in Costa Rica
2005: -Stone sculpture for Main Power