"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Friday, June 08, 2012

anne austin pearce

This is Anne's first year as a doll artist for Change the Truth. I am so happy she agreed to be part of the project. Anne was born in1968 in Lawrence, Kansas. She received her BFA from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in printmaking in 1990 and her MFA with an emphasis in painting and drawing from James Madison University in 1996. Anne has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has works in the permanent collections in the Nerman Museum and University of Central Missouri.  Most recently she was awarded a Charlotte Street Visual Arts Fellowship (huge and monstrous achievement!) and has a solo exhibit titled "Undertow" at Sherry Leedy Gallery (make sure to check it out). She is currently represented by Bertrand Delecroix Gallery in NYC and Sherry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rockhurst University and Director of Greenlease Gallery.

About her work in general, Anne writes:

"As a deliberate visual collector of the anthropologically ordinary, I stare at people wherever and whenever possible. I gaze, thinking about their grandparents and great-grandparents, and their genetic make up. I know they have felt pain, humor, love and that they have formed opinions. Motivated by a curiosity to understand human nature and visually reflect these observations is the conceptual basis of my work."

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