Abigail Markov was born the oldest of five children to a multi-discipline artist and acoustic engineer. After a childhood of moving nearly every single year for almost no discernable reasons, Markov graduated high school a year early, and attended the University of Texas at Austin for a year and a half, studying biochemistry, nutrition, sociology, and kinesiology. Studies were cut short by an unexpected pregnancy, a shotgun wedding, becoming an Air Force spouse and parent before age 20, three and a half years in Germany, and two more children. Markov took additional classes in psychology, philosophy, digital art, and video game design while raising three children, including one with severe behavioral challenges.
Unrelenting depression, parenting struggles, and intense marriage difficulties led to life-changing therapy, an early midlife crisis, and oil painting. One divorce, a whole lot of paint, and a hundred or so chickens later, Markov now lives and works on a 7.5 acre farm in rural Central Florida with the love of their life, Steve, a former NSA agent, sailor, retired prison superintendent and current photographer, three fantastic teenagers, and entirely too many chickens.
About The work
Abigail Markov’s work is experimental, in an extensive variety of mediums, including, but not limited to, bodies of work in encaustic, epoxy resin, acrylic, ink, oil, silver, copper, 3D modeling, and photography. Current works are a hybrid of pigmented inks and handmade acrylic glazes focused on what it means and feels like, for the viewer, to hold space for someone struggling, and what it means, as an artist, to hold space in the work and process for the viewer’s experience of the finished art.
Abigail frequently uses saturated color, contrasting techniques, movement, transparency, visual depth, and their interaction with light in unconventional ways to bring the viewer into the piece and encourage introspection.
Abigail can be found frequently utilizing social media to share their work & process, and is a long-time member of ArtCan, a London-based non-profit arts organization.”