Artist Profile for Anna West

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Artist Profile
Anna West


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Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2008    Gas Gallery, Poughkeepsie NY
  • 2007    “Cowgirls 2,” Brik Gallery, Catskill NY
  • 2007    “Small Works Show,” Cthonic Clash, Beacon NY
  • 2003    Boreas Gallery, Holland Tunnel, and Space 101, Williamsburg Bridge 100th Year Party
  • 2003     “Last Call,” Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn NY
  • 2002    “The Garden Show,” Augusta GA
  • 2000    “Millennial Fever,” Lowe Gallery, Hudson Guild, New York NY
  • 2000    “The Great Still Life Adventure,” Scottsdale AZ
  • 2000    “Creating in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn NY
  • 1999    “The Passion/Passions of Art,” Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York NY
  • 1999    “Photocopier Art: an Exploration,” Shepherd College WV
  • 1999    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA
  • 1999    “New York City Centennial,” Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn NY
  • 1998    “New American Photography,” L Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 1998    “Object & Photo,” Eklektikos Gallery, Washington DC
  • 1997    “Freedom within Limits,” Rockefeller Center, International Building, New York NY
  • 1996    4th International Biennial, State Museum of Russia, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1996    “Abstraction II,” DOSHI Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg PA
  • 1995    International Photogravure-Graphics Studio, Tampa FL
  • 1994    “Passion,” Peconic Gallery, Riverhead NY    
  • 1993    “Williamsburg Photographers,” 612 Gallery, Brooklyn NY
  • 1992    “Salon of the Mating Spiders,” Test Site, Brooklyn NY
  • 1992    “Heroism” Peconic Gallery, Riverhead NY
  • 1991    “The Shredded Money Show,” Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn NY


Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

  • 2009    "Paintings: Anna West," Alternative Books, Kingston NY
  • 2007    "Experience Shared," Muddy Cup, Catskill NY
  • 2001    "Hearts on Snow," Abrons Gallery, Henry Street Settlement, New York NY
  • 1999    "Paper Chase," Shepherd College, Shepherdstown WV
  • 1997    "Recent Photography," Pagoda Art Gallery, Reading PA
  • 1993    "Photography," Right Bank Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Public Art Projects

  • 2010    Studies of ice and snow, food coloring on icicles and snow in public places
  • 2005    Christo's and Jeanne-Marie's Gates Project (monitor)
  • 2003    Organized and curated paintings of the Williamsburg Bridge at 20 Williamsburg galleries for the Bridge's 100th Birthday Party
  • 1996-2010 "Hearts on Snow"- Hearts painted on snow and photographed in New York City, in Akron, Ohio, and in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2000    "Creating in Brooklyn," Brooklyn Historical Society, workshop artist
  • 1998    Three indoor murals and one outdoor mural at P.S. 206 in Queens NY

Awards and Grants

  • 1998    Grant from Change Inc.
  • 1996    Second place,  "Abstraction II," DOSHI Center, Harrisburg PA (curated by John Ravenal, assistant curator of 20th-century art, Philadelphia Museum of Art)
  • 1992    Photo etching scholarship and stipend, Manhattan Graphics, New York NY


Bibliography, Other

  • 2005    Poughkeepsie Journal, 2/12/05 "The Gates, The People," interview
  • 2003    NPR, Weekend Edition, June 22, Williamsburg Bridge, an artist's view of the bridge
  • 2001    New York Times, February 4, City Section, illustration
  • 1998    L Gallery, Moscow, catalogue, illustration
  • 1996    Spatia Nova (catalogue, 4th International Biennial, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
  • 1994    Reading Eagle Times, March 26, Reading PA, illustration
  •     "Passion" (catalogue, Peconic Gallery, Riverhead NY)
  •     Penthouse (Russian edition), April, "American Representational Art," illustration
  • 1992    "Heroism" (catalogue, Peconic Gallery, Riverhead NY)
  • 1990    New York Times, December 11, "Subterranean Subway Show," illustration


Related Experience

  • 1995-2000 Darkroom teacher, Stuyvesant adult education, New York NY
  • 1995-97 Photography teacher, adult education program, McBurney YMCA, New York NY
  • 1993     Williamsburg Christmas parade organizer
  • 1992-93 Conceived and produced the Williamsburg Arts Festival and Open Studios
  • 1991      Photo Editor, Waterfront Week, Brooklyn NY

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