About

Anna Hrachovec is a toy designer and artist living in Chicago. 

With her knitted characters, animations, and installations, Anna takes familiar cultural touchstones - from everyday objects to classic cartoons to urban myths - and twists them around with a playfulness that evokes familiarity, mystery, and surprise. Her ever-expanding imaginary world, Mochimochi Land, is a squishy, interconnected realm of chaos whose mixture of humor and pathos reflects our own reality.

With her knitting website and pattern books, Anna has inspired knitters worldwide to build on her designs and create worlds of their own. 

Her character-based art has been exhibited in the US, Germany, The Netherlands, Korea, and Japan.

Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on The Martha Stewart Show, and on Boing Boing, among other places. 

 

Contact 

For commercial inquiries, please contact KOKO Art Agency at agent [at] kokoartagency [dot] com.

You can also contact Anna at anna [at] annahrachovec [dot] com.

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Art Publications

American Illustration 33 (Amilus Inc., 2015)

Pictoplasma—Character Portraits (Pictoplasma, 2014)

The Character Compendium (Pictoplasma, 2012)

 

Craft Publications 

Adventures in Mochimochi Land (Potter Craft, 2015)

Huge & Huggable Mochimochi (Potter Craft, 2013)

Super-Scary Mochimochi (Potter Craft, 2012)

Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi (Potter Craft, 2011)

Knitting Mochimochi (Watson-Guptill, 2010)

 

Recent Exhibitions

"The Gnome Genome Project," Everyday Mooonday, Seoul, May 23 - June 22, 2015

"WonderWomen" (group show), Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, January - February 2015

"White Monsters" (group show), Everyday Mooonday, Seoul, January 9 - February 22, 2015

"The Wooly Woods," smallspace gallery, Berlin, April 2013 [Pictoplasma Festival]

Laterna Magica film festival, Marseille, December 2012

"Luv-able + Hug-able" (group show), gallery hanahou, NYC, December 2011-January 2012

"Gnomes vs. Snowmen: The battle for Mochimochi Land," gallery hanahou, NYC, November 2011 [Pictoplasma Festival]

"Mochimochimochimochimochi," Lion Brand Yarn Studio, NYC, August-October 2011

"Mochimochi Worlds," smallspace gallery, Berlin, April 2011 [Pictoplasma Festival]

"Luv-able + Hug-able" (group show), gallery hanahou, NYC, December 2010-January 2011

"Greetings from Mochimochi," gallery hanahou, NYC, October 2010