Anna Kristensen (b. 1983) lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC, and teaches Painting at Rutgers University-Newark. She received an MFA in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, with a year of postgraduate study at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany.

Her exhibitions form constellations of photorealist paintings, extending their formal poetics into the viewer’s own physical space through a dialogue with the body, architecture, and sculpture – most recently sculptures made in glass. Each show is an open network for reflection upon the conditions of painting itself (texture, light, perspective) and a heightened awareness of the physical, emotional and psychological act of looking.

From 2009-2016 Anna was a lecturer in the School of Art & Design and School of Art History at University of New South Wales Art & Design. She has exhibited internationally and extensively across Australia with work in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, University of Western Australia, Murray Art Museum Albury and Shepparton Art Museum. Residencies include the Australia Council Greene St Studio (New York City), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, (Omaha, NE), Art OMI (New York), Art Gallery of NSW Denise Hickey studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France). Her recent 2020 solo exhibition ‘Set’, at Ditch Projects (Springfield, OR) was developed on residency at the Vermont Studio Center and Mass MoCA. Anna is represented by The Commercial, Sydney.


Lives and works Brooklyn, NYC

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