KIM ANNO Bio
Kim Anno is a painter, photographer, and film/video artist whose work has been collected by museums nationally and exhibited and screened internationally. Her recent interests and expertise has been in the intersection of art, science and the environment. Born in Los Angeles, Anno most recently has had exhibitions at the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Flux Projects, Atlanta, Site Santa Fe Biennale One Night Stand Screening, Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, SkyDive Gallery in Houston, Tarrant Gallery, Fort Worth, the King’s Art Center,California, a retrospective. She also recently exhibited a multi-channel video installation at the Berkeley Art Center in an exhibition titled, Intimate Nature. She screened video at Open Restaurant’s “Dinner without Salmon” sponsored by SFMOMA’s live art exhibition program. In the past has shown her work at the Durban Municipal Gallery, Varnosi Museum in Hungary, DCDusseldorf International Expo (Germany), Pulse, Miami, Art Miami, and the Berkeley Art Museum, the Denison University Museum, and Hyde Collection, the Tucson Museum, Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts, Orange County Museum of Art Biennale, among others. Recipient of the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Purchase Award for SFMOMA and the Honolulu Academy of Art in 2001. Anno received the Eureka Foundation’s Fleishhaker Fellowship in 2003, In 1996 Anno was awarded an NEA/Westaf Fellowship. Recently, she has been awarded a Zellerbach Foundation fellowship each year for the past 3 years in support of her new interdisciplinary work, and received an 20,000$ Open Circle Foundation Fellowship to produce Men and Women in Water cities chapter four:Water city: Berkeley. Recently she received a Berkeley Film Foundation fellowship. Kim Anno’s work has been collected by SFMOMA, Brooklyn Museum, Oakland Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Crocker Museum, Getty Research Institute, Yale Library, University of Arizona, Tucson, University of Texas, Austin among others.
The influence of abstraction and abstracting something remains prominent in Anno’s practice, with resulting work that remains “open, playful, and engaged with a kind of difficult beauty.” Anno collaborates with other artists and musicians, composers, actors and non-actors, integrating video, sculpture, sound, and interactivity in video installations. In addition, one of her photographs was published in the October 2010 issue of Harper’s Magazine, and she will have a series of photographs published 2014 in The Abertine Work Out, an artists’ book with poet, Anne Carson through the St. John’s, and St. Ben’s literary press in Minnesota. She is currently featured in Sierra Magazine fall 2014. April 2014 Anno will have a solo exhibit at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco.