My work revolves around the gaps and dialogues that open up in relationships: one to oneself, one to another, persons to their histories. Rather than documenting specific people or groups and their complex narratives of conflict or communion, my referential abstractions provide settings that evoke depths and claustrophobia, chaos and rigidity, urgency and silence. As disparate pieces share space, hopefully there are echoes of color and gesture that speak to one other and offer tendrils of connection.
Anne C. Nelson is originally from Minnesota, but moved to New Orleans in 2010, where she has lived and worked ever since. She teaches at Tulane University as a Professor of Practice in Painting and Drawing. She is a member of Staple Goods Gallery and Collective, which is part of the St Claude Arts District in New Orleans. Past residencies have included the Anderson Center via the Jerome Foundation, the St Roch Community Church Artist Residency, the Ragdale Foundation, and as a Local Artist at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Recent awards include the Carol Lavin-Bernick Grant for Faculty Development. She will be featured in the upcoming publication of Studio Visit Magazine (summer 2020). Her work has been exhibited locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.