Neurologists have determined that the old brain holds the seat of our most primal understandings of the world. Goodwill, security, fear, anxiety, self-protection, gravity, sexuality, and compulsive behaviors generate from this lower cerebral core.
My sculpture and drawings inhabit a non-verbal place resonant with such primal human conditions. Systemic and non-representational, these works are subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive. I find beauty and disturbance through shifts in tool, layering and material to create passages of tone, density, speed, path and frequency within a system. In recent room-sized installations, I discovered an optical and spatial phenomenon that excites me as the work spans the outer reaches of our peripheral vision. The work references physiological systems – such as heartbeat, respiration, neural paths, equilibrium - and psychological states.
I’ve come to understand my work as a kind of self-portraiture. Within the quiet reserve and formal abstraction is a strong impulse to speak from a deep place within myself about that is private, vulnerable, fragile, and perceptive to the human condition. My work is a mirror of how I experience the world, and as I negotiate physicality, optics and ideas through drawing languages, my voice withholds, blurs, teases and veils.
I frequently return to subtle distinctions between drawing as noun and verb as a long held focus in my studio practice. This blurred distinction drives my fascination with an expanded definition of drawing languages and the resurgence of drawing in contemporary art. My collective body of work is an iteration of this language.
Artist Bio / CV
Anne Lindberg My work has been in solo and group exhibitions at such places as The Drawing Center (NYC), Tegnerforbunet (Norway), SESC Bom Retiro (Sao Paulo), Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, among many others. My work is held in collections of the Nevada Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Collection of Howard & Cindy Rachofksy, Niwako Kimono Company, US Sprint Corporation, H&R Block, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, American Century Investments, Hewlett Packard and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and others.
I recently completed a major public art commission for the GSA Art in Architecture program at the Richard Bolling Federal Building in Kansas City. My work is currently in an exhibition at the US Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, and I am preparing for a solo exhibition at Haw Contemporary and a group exhibition titled Coloring at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. I regularly exhibit my work at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, Haw Contemporary in KC, and have shown at Masters & Pelavin Gallery in New York City and Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.
Awards include: 2011 Painters & Sculptors Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship, two ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grants, Lighton International Artists Exchange grant, Art Omi International Artists Residency, American Institute of Architects Allied Arts and Crafts award, and Mid-America National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. BFA, Miami University (1985), MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art (1988). I live in Kansas City and New York.