Lecture by Kim Anno

Presented by CCA's Painting/Drawing Program and the Graduate Program in Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series
November 3, 2010, 7:30–9:00 pm
Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus

Graduate Center (Room GC 4)
Free and open to the public

Contact: CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts at 415.551.9213

Kim Anno is the chair of CCA's Painting/Drawing Program, where she's been a professor since 1996, as well as a painter, photographer, and video artist whose recent work engages the intersection between art and science, in dialogue with climate change, water, pop culture, iconic art history, and environmental shifts. Collected and exhibited internationally, Anno's work spans three media: painting, photography, and experimental video.

Born in Los Angeles, Anno most recently has had exhibitions at the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta; Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco; Site Santa Fe Biennale: One Night Stand in New Mexico; the King's Art Center, California Retrospective; DC Dusseldorf International Expo (Germany); Pulse, Miami; the Berkeley Art Museum; the Denison University Museum; and Noel Art Museum. Anno is the recipient of the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Purchase Award and the Eureka Foundation's Fleishhaker Fellowship.

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, integrating video, sculpture, sound, and interactivity in performative installations. Her photographs have recently been published in the Harper’s magazine (October 2010), and an upcoming issue of Viz journal (2011) from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Anno is currently exhibiting her first multichannel video installation at the Berkeley Art Center in an exhibition titled Intimate Nature, and has photography exhibited in Alluring Subversions (2010) at CCA. Anno is also exhibiting video at the upcoming Open Restaurant’ s Dinner without Salmon sponsored by SFMOMA’ s live-art exhibition program.