Anna Leigh Biedenbender
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • United States
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Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella commented on Anna Leigh Biedenbender's event At Two You're At Abstraction
"Looks most interesting...but cannot travel at this point.  All the best!"
Jan 17, 2018
Anna Leigh Biedenbender posted an event

At Two You're At Abstraction at Modus Locus

January 27, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Opening reception, Saturday January 27th from 6-9m, Modus Locus, Minneapolis At Two You’re At Abstraction Who can know the pain, the joy, the regret, the satisfaction? Who can know the love of one life, one heart, one soul? At two you’re at abstraction. —Sara Groves Here, the result of focusing on two or more individuals in a work is ambiguity comprised of observation, disappointment, reaction, and finally, unsettled satisfaction. In this work Anna has dissolved figure/ground relationships…See More
Jan 11, 2018
Anna Leigh Biedenbender posted photos
Jan 11, 2018

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Art Interests
Arts Administration, Drawing, Painting, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
I am interested in the human condition. Specifically, I question one’s ability to be vulnerable and empathetic with others. In my work I dissolve figure/ground relationships into compositions of gestural line and mark. These compositions have tensions between figuration and abstraction, and fluctuate between the ephemeral and the concrete.

I work from multiple sources – referencing photographs, direct observation, and other renderings. I combine and translate this information through painting and drawing. This process is part depiction, improvisation, and alteration, so the work hovers between clarity and obscurity. Through this process, I am able to reflect on the intersections of personal identity, sanctuary, and relationship.
Accomplishments / CV
Currently based in the Twin Cities, Anna holds a B.A. from Wisconsin Lutheran College and an M.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Anna has worked with college mentor programs, grant programs, and art galleries and organizations, including the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network. She was one of 12 Minnesota artists invited to the Studio:HERE artist-residency program at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Recent solo exhibitions include "Prisca" on display at the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center in Mankato, MN during the spring of 2017 and "At Two You're At Abstraction" shown at Modus Locus, Minneapolis in January 2018. Anna is also a classically trained soprano, currently singing with the Twin Cities’ Magnum Chorum and in the studio as she paints.

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