Anna Leigh Biedenbender Biography: Anna Leigh Biedenbender is an artist currently based out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. In 2014, she received a Bachelor of Art in Art at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in May 2016, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, with an emphasis in painting and drawing. Anna has interned and worked for several college mentor programs, grant programs, art galleries, and art organizations, including the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also a classically trained soprano, who regularly sings in worship, for events, and while she is in the studio.

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.


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