Color Cast,  2018, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago

Color Cast, 2018, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago

Anna Kunz

Gallery Solo Exhibitions

Upcoming Solo Show September 7, 2019

Heroes for Ghosts (2017)

 

Artist Statement

I often use painted and dyed fabrics that function like nets to capture and manipulate light and color in order create immersive environments. These works are positioned in an operable, site- responsive way within a given space. I think of myself as choreographing with the universal elements of color and form and choose materials that create various visual impressions-- both mirror-like and light absorbing (opaque) to move the viewer through the environments. I intend for these elements to seep out of the space of static painting into the viewer’s space, the way light enters into a room through a window. I think the reason I am interested in this way of working is to collapse distance between the viewer and the work, to suggest a new way of seeing the world, where sensation leads and feeling is created before meaning is surmised.

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Anna Kunz  is based in Chicago, IL where she makes works on paper, paintings, sculptures, installations, and projects that seep out of the rectangle, often using painted and dyed fabrics that function like nets to capture and manipulate light and color. Her experiential works are often combined with objects or surfaces that add complexity and invite viewers to structure the space in time by passing through them. Kunz’s work has been included in numerous national and international collections. She has had exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Madrid, and Poland. 

Selected Works