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Artist Statement

I am interested in the human condition. Specifically, I question one’s ability to be vulnerable and empathetic with others. In my work I dissolve figure/ground relationships into compositions of gestural line and mark. These compositions have tensions between figuration and abstraction, and fluctuate between the ephemeral and the concrete.

I work from multiple sources – referencing photographs, direct observation, and other renderings. I combine and translate this information through painting and drawing. This process is part depiction, improvisation, and alteration, so the work hovers between clarity and obscurity. Through this process, I am able to reflect on the intersections of personal identity, sanctuary, and relationship.

 

About

TWIN CITIES ARTIST

Anna is a visual artist and classically trained soprano based in the Twin Cities. She was one of 12 Minnesota artists invited to the Studio:HERE artist-residency program at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair and also sings with the Twin Cities’ Magnum Chorum (and in the studio as she paints). She holds an MFA in visual art, with an emphasis in painting and drawing, from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD, ’16).

Studio 244, Northrup King Building
1450 Van Buren St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


CV 

EDUCATION
2016     Master of Fine Arts in visual studies | Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
2014     Bachelor of Arts in art, summa cum laude | Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018    
Solo Exhibition | Owatonna Fine Arts Center, Owatonna, MN (upcoming - November)
Solo Exhibition | St. Mark's Cathedral Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (upcoming - July)
Solo Exhibition | Modus Locus, Minneapolis, MN
Get Lucky 2018 | Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2017     
Group Exhibition | Concordia Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Juried Exhibition | Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Center, St. Paul, MN  (2nd Place—Oil Painting)
Solo Exhibition | Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
NEMAA Wintertide Juried Exhibition | Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN  (1st Place—Oil Painting)
Get Lucky 2017 | Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2016     
Thesis Exhibition | MFA Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
Made at MCAD | Main Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
Suzy Greenberg Memorial Exhibition | Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN 

2015     
Solo Exhibition | Library Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
Solo Exhibition | The Grand Arts and Cultural Center, New Ulm, MN

2014     
Juried Exhibition | Franklin Arts Center Resident Artist Gallery, Brainerd, MN
Juried Exhibition | Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth, WI

2013    
Juried Exhibition | Arts Mill, Grafton, WI
Group Exhibition | Schlueter Art Gallery, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI

 

RESIDENCIES & PROGRAMMING
2017     Resident Artist | Studio:HERE, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
2015     Intern | MN State Arts Board Grant Program, Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis, MN
2016     Intern | Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
             Student Life Manager | Pre-College Student Seminar, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2015     Resident Artist | Whitefish Dunes State Park, Door County, WI
2014     Coordinator | Peer Mentor Program, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2014     Coordinator | Art for the Heart Scholarship Program, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
2013     Intern | Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018     Instructor | Continuing Education, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
2017     Board of Directors | LutheranArts, lutheranarts.org
2017     Presenter & Live Painter | WELS National Worship Conference, Carthage College, Racine, WI
             Committee Member | LutheranArts, lutheranarts.org
             Teaching Artist | MN State Arts Board Grant Program, Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis, MN
2016     Artist Talk | Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
2015     Artist Talk | The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, New Ulm, MN
             Teaching Assistant | Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
2013     Assistant Curator | MARNmentors Exhibition, Vangaard Sculpture Studios, Milwaukee, WI

 

MEMBERSHIPS
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
Christians in the Visual Arts
LutheranArts