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ANNA FINE FOER

ANNA FINE FOER

Artist Work

Einstein Thought Experiment in Central Park
2014
collage, drawing
22"w, 18"h
16 juni, 1637
2015
collage, drawing
18”w, 29”h
Entangled Particles
2106
collage
24”w, 24”h
En Cherchant Pokemon sur la Promenade des Anglais
2016
watercolour, collage
30”w, 27”h
Garden of Quantum Delights
2017
collage
24”h. 25”w
A Code for Tulips
2018
collage and drawing
30”w, 22”h

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2016, Prior to 2012

Artist Statement

My artwork is map collage that offers the viewer a combination of imaginary landscapes with mystical, biblical, scientific and ecological themes. The visual description of a three-dimensional world on a flat plane is conjoined with the depiction of the metaphysical. I find common ground between these seemingly disparate realms. Maps that I incorporate into collages may be part of regional, geographic, geological or religious narratives. There is more than one story a map can convey. My work also has more than one story to tell. I may be both trying describe the curve of the earth on a flat piece of paper and using maps to blur boundaries between the natural and the manufactured/technological world, representing simultaneously land, sky, water and architecture. I emphasize distortions between visual perspective and surface image. Art is an important tool to comment on society. In my case humour is often added, visually linking our behaviour and how it defines us as a society, such as over- dependence on technology. My work is made in a traditional way; constructed with paper and adhesive and plays with distortions between visual perspective and surface image. Technology allows me to duplicate and manipulate images to fit my ideas and allows me to further explore the relationship of the natural world and man made world and how we, as humans, navigate those worlds. Bon voyage!

Artist Bio

Anna Fine Foer decided she was going to be an artist when she was 11-when she lived in Paris for a summer, visiting every museum and gallery. As a fibers student at Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) she became fascinated by the relationship between maps and the land they represent, embarking on a lifelong interest in maps and collage.

Anna emigrated to Israel, where she worked as a textile conservator in Haifa and Tel-Aviv. She studied at the Textile Conservation Centre, Courtauld Institute in London, where she received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Textile Conservation. She worked in conservation for the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. All this time, she continued to work with collage, creating landscapes with religious, political and meta-physical significance, depicting three or more dimensions on a two-dimensional plane. Anna now lives in Annapolis, Maryland with two sons.

Anna’s work has appeared at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Maryland Governor’s Mansion, and the Israeli Embassy. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Haifa Museum of Art and the Beer-Sheva Biblical Museum. She was awarded a prize for the Encouragement of Young Artists for work exhibited in the Artist’s House in Jerusalem and received a Maryland State Arts Council grant for Individual Artists in 2008.Anna Fine Foer decided she was going to be an artist when she was 11-when she lived in Paris for a summer, visiting every museum and gallery. As a fibers student at Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) she became fascinated by the relationship between maps and the land they represent, embarking on a lifelong interest in maps and collage.

Anna emigrated to Israel, where she worked as a textile conservator in Haifa and Tel-Aviv. She studied at the Textile Conservation Centre, Courtauld Institute in London, where she received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Textile Conservation. She worked in conservation for the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. All this time, she continued to work with collage, creating landscapes with religious, political and meta-physical significance, depicting three or more dimensions on a two-dimensional plane. Anna now lives in Annapolis, Maryland with two sons.

Anna’s work has appeared at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Maryland Governor’s Mansion, and the Israeli Embassy. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Haifa Museum of Art and the Beer-Sheva Biblical Museum. She was awarded a prize for the Encouragement of Young Artists for work exhibited in the Artist’s House in Jerusalem and received a Maryland State Arts Council grant for Individual Artists in 2008.