MFA Visual Art, Clemson University, 2019
Q: What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I am a second-year graduate student and my dream job is to be a drawing professor while running my own homestead.
Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style?
A: I would describe my style and fashion sense as “Grandma-chic.”
Q: What do you love most about being an artist?
A: The thing I love the most about being an artist is being able to share a visual language that I am still researching (and I think I always will be) with others.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general and for the selected piece.
A: In general, I am inspired by the sensory experience of empathy and how one empathizes with another. I am curious as to how I can visually describe empathic relationships; this is something that I am still exploring. For the selected piece, I was thinking about stressed, bodily borders and boundaries and the parallels between the body and the landscape.
Q: What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why?
A: I am particularly fond of my body of work that contains spills and stains (much like the piece Mama that I entered). This body of work led me to contemplate the abject body while simultaneously allowing me to explore abstract mark-making for the first time.
Q: What are you most excited about for this CSA season?
A: I think that creating a plethora of smaller works will allow me to continue my mark-making and offer room for more visual exploration, so I am excited for the artistic possibilities!
Q: What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with?
A: Currently, I have work in the Clemson Architecture Library, Paper Darts zine, Indiana University Kokomo Gallery, and I volunteer at the Cherokee Museum in Wahalla.
See some of Anna's previous work below!