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Anne Buckwalter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Artist Statement

Inspired by the historic practice of allegorical painting, my work portrays figures in ambiguous situations as a means of examining the peculiar roles of human behavior. Though the conceptual content of my work comes from a variety of sources, the subject matter consistently involves female figures in intentionally abstruse spaces, often engaged in some sinister activity or mysterious gathering. I am specifically interested in using this narrative imagery to create a dialogue about how socially-constructed expectations of women are defined and disrupted. My recent projects have been inspired by my interest in life science, and they employ humor, obscurity, and tension in an effort to contribute to a larger conversation about gender-based inequities.

Artist Biography

Anne Buckwalter received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2010 and an MFA from Maine College of Art in 2012. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada, and Hewnoaks Artist Colony in Lovell, Maine. She will be an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in November 2018. Anne is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, the Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Grant, and the Roderick Dew Travel Award. Her paintings have been featured on The Jealous Curator, and her work has been exhibited in Boston, Montréal, Toronto, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Rome, among other cities. Recently, her work was included in the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial in Portland, Maine. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

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