b. 1983, Australia

Anna Kristensen Biography

Anna Kristensen works with painting and its installation. Through considered formal decisions, Kristensen creates works that bring forth tensions apparent in painting as a discipline and a discourse. By positioning her works simultaneously as images and objects, using stylistic variation to play with pictorial illusions and surface flatness, making frequent references to the histories of abstraction, figuration and applied arts, and toying with the idea of the original and the copy, she collapses these divides. Through this careful balancing of painting’s matter and discourses she foregrounds the experiential potentials of painting, providing a provocation to the viewer to read and sense its complexity.

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Recent solo exhibitions include Render, Gallery 9, Sydney (2014), Paintings and Sculptures (with Anna John), OK Gallery, Perth (2012), and Mise en abyme, Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne (2011). In 2013 Anna undertook studio residencies in the USA at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, and the Australia Council Greene St Studio in New York City, and her work was included in Seven Points at the Embassy of Australia Gallery in Washington DC. Since 2011, her panoramic painting Indian Chamber has toured to seven galleries and museums across NSW and Victoria. Her work is in the collections of Artbank, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (USA), Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art (University of Western Australia), Shepparton Art Museum and Wollongong Art Gallery. She holds an MFA and BFA from the University of New South Wales Art & Design where she currently teaches in Painting.

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