Anne Burton | Assurity Life Insurance

April 12, 2018 - July 14, 2018

This body of prints reflects on identity and how we attempt to assert and define identity within our society and culture. These images began as still lives, created using paper dolls and my own drawings laid out in landscapes consisting of decorative objects such as doilies and sequins. In these pieces, I explore artifice and how we assert ourselves in a way that may also seek to separate ourselves from others. I am reflecting on what we regard as feminine and female/male roles, as well as the desire to be heard and understood.

Anne has been a full time faculty member in the Art department at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska since 2011. She teaches Printmaking, 2D Design and Drawing. She holds a BA in studio art from the University of Richmond and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Anne has held residencies at Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Lux Center for the Arts, and the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in the 2018 Duoro Print Biennial in Portugal, The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Biennial, 12”x 12” at the Lawrence Arts Center, and the Awagami Miniature Print Exhibition in Japan.