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BIOGRAPHY

 

Anne Labovitz is a full-time practicing, professional artist who lives and works in St. Paul, MN. Exhibited within and outside the U.S., Anne has international gallery and museum representation including galleries in Spain and Germany.

 

Her paintings are part of the permanent collections at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, CA and the International Gallery of Portrait in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Additionally, she is frequently commissioned and has paintings both abroad and in the U.S. in hotels, hospitals, banks, salons and private corporations.

 

Anne graduated with a degree in art and art education from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with Honors. She has trained in studios in Italy, Santa Fe, New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Her passion for art education both in schools and in the community continually keeps her busy teaching within both public and private schools and offering workshops to artists of all ages around the Twin Cities. In the spring of 2012, Anne curated an event with over 700 pieces of student artwork. She is extremely active in the art community in the metro area and is both a member of the Board of Trustees for the Walker Art Center and the Colleagues Advisory Board at the Weisman Art Museum on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Recently added to her repertoire of accomplishments is the role of juror in two separate design competitions, including the redevelopment of outside public space at the Weisman Art Museum.

 

Both Anne’s portraits and landscape pieces have been published in Who’s Who in Contemporary Art, New American Paintings Midwest 2010, the Penang International Printmaking Exhibition 2010 and International Contemporary Artists, vol II and III. She has co-authored several books on portraiture with Australian artist, Carole Best, and provided illustrations for the children’s book, Honoral & Zarina. Additionally, her artwork was selected to be the cover art for two books and the program cover at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, California for their 2011-2012 music season. Her Artwork has been written about in the Chicago Sun Times, the Duluth News Tribune and the Taos Review amongst others.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions in 2013 include a solo portraiture exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth and a landscape exhibition at Charles Harris Library Gallery in Wise, VA. Coinciding with her exhibition in Virginia, Anne will be teaching workshops on portraiture to local high school and college students.

 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

My recent paintings represent family; they describe the
various dialogues and relationships that emerge between the members of a family, less than the physical characteristics of the subject. The work is constructed in layers, a process that becomes a metaphor for the compilation of multi-faceted aspects of a person’s life. Just as a person is the sum of his or her life experiences, my painting explore experience and emotion. These new works depict a complexity of emotion between people and at the same time represents several individuals on a single canvas. When we interact with others our identity becomes fluid, disembodied and assimilated — muted or strengthened in some places, softened in others. Analogous to the portraits, characteristics become more delineated, others blurring and fading away. The portraits are about where we meld and how we articulate ourselves.

 
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