ANNE RYNEARSON

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EDUCATION

2000    MFA University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

GRANTS + RESIDENCIES

2022    Creative Support for Individuals Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
2020    Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board 
2017    Travel and Study Grant, Jerome Foundation, MN/NY
        Residency, The Print Association Bentlage, Rheine, Germany 
2016    Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022    Collective Awakenings, Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists, Chicago, IL
        Transformations, Gallery Baird, Seattle, WA
        Group Exhibition, ODETTA Digital Gallery, New York, NY (TBA)
        Group Exhibition, ANAGRAM Gallery, MN (TBA)
        Group Exhibition, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, CT (TBA)
2021    Spinning Plates, ODETTA Gallery, New York, NY
        Flow, ODETTA Gallery, New York, NY
        Fair Share Art Auction, New York, NY
        Now is the Time, The International Association of Female Artists,
        Minneapolis, MN* 
        Refresh, ODETTA Gallery, New York, NY
        Page Turner, ODETTA Gallery, New York, NY
        Art of Water V, James May Gallery, Dousman, WI
        Nature: Seen and Unseen, Northfield Arts Guild, MN**
        Essential Works, ODETTA Gallery, New York, NY 
2020    Pandemic Proof, ODETTA Gallery, New York, NY
        Selections from the Permanent Collection, Soeffker Gallery, St. Paul, MN
        Belonging, Northfield Arts Guild, MN
2019    Women Celebrating Creativity, The National Association of Women Artists,
        New York, NY
2018    Alt-Scape, The Riverview Gallery at the Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI*
        Abstract: The Space Between, The National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
        Unnatural Terrains, Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington,MN**
2017    Resident Artist Exhibition, The Print Association, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany
        Double Yolk Print Out, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
        The Nature Around Me, Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis**
        Forestate: Flat Tail Press Print Exchange, Minot State University, ND
        Faculty, Emeritus, Alumni 150, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN
2016    Impermanent Domains, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Hutchinson, MN*
        Scape, Soeffker Gallery, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN*
        Healing Arts Exhibition, The Phipps Center for the Arts,Hudson, WI**
        No DAPL: Standing Rock Benefit Exhibition, Rogue Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
2015    You Are Here, Ann Street Gallery, Newburg, NY
2013    Palimpsests, Drew Fine Arts Gallery, Hamline University, St.Paul, MN*
        6 x 6 x 2013, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
        Art 4 Shelter, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010    Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
        Foot in the Door 4, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
2009    The Figure Exhibition, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Orono, MN
2004    93rd Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, MN State Fair, St.Paul, MN

EXHIBITION INVITATIONS

2019    Overlap: Life Tapestries, Pen + Brush Gallery, New York, NY. 
        Curator: Vida Sabbaghi, Cope NYC
2017    New Paintings, The Painting Center, New York, NY. Curator: Shazzi Thomas

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Department of Studio Art and Art History, Hamline University, MN
The Print Association Bentlage, Rheine, Germany 
Department of Art and Art History, Minot State University, ND 
Kimball Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Administration Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato

GALLERY REPRESENTATION + DIRECTORIES

ANAGRAM Gallery, MN
ODETTA Gallery, NY
SHIM Artist Network, NY
The Women’s Caucus for Art, NY (Formerly Minnesota Chapter) 
The International Association of Female Artists, Minneapolis, MN 
NOW BE HERE ART nowbehereart.com


BIBIOGRAPHY

Ellen Schillace, Interview: “Now is the Time”, The International Association of Female Artists, MN
Vasari 21, Blog, Winter 2020. Editor, Ann Landi
Catalog, Nature: Seen and Unseen, Northfield Arts Guild, MN, 2020.
Catalog, Belonging, Northfield Arts Guild, 2020.
Heather Lawrenz, Interview: “Nature: Seen and Unseen”, Northfield, MN
Arts Guild, January 21, 2021. 
Cover Photo, The Entertainment Guide, January 2021.
Vasari 21, Blog, Summer 2017. Editor: Ann Landi 
MPLSArt.com, "Unnatural Terrains," 2018. www.mplsart.com/events/unnatural-terrai…
Creative Quarterly, Issue #42, Spring 2016, Brooklyn, NY
Fresh Paint Magazine, International Issue #13, June 2016,
London, UK and Philadelphia, PA
Vasari 21, Blog, Summer 2017. Editor: Ann Landi
Ruby Redekopp, “Rural Abstractions”, Crow River Media, July 16, 2016.
Catalog, Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition, Duluth Art Institute,
2010.
Kate Fisher, "Artist of the Month", Both Artist and Mother, 
June 2016.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022    Curator/Director, Anagram Gallery, MN www.anagramgallerymn.com
2020    Instructor, “Mixed Media from the Mind’s Eye,” Northfield Arts Guild, MN
2019    Guest Artist Talk/Professional Practices for Artists, Soeffker Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2018    Exhibiting Artist Talk, Unnatural Terrains, Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington, MN
2016    Guest Artist Talk/Printmaking Demonstration, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
1998    Teaching Assistant, Department of Studio Art and Art History, University of
        Nebraska-Lincoln

BIOGRAPHY + STATEMENT


Anne Rynearson, b. 1972, is a Minnesota-based artist and curator. Her studio practice combines painting, printmaking and drawing to create interactive abstractions and is developed in a generative process of layering water-based materials on canvas and paper with techniques such as pouring, stenciling and airbrush. The resulting forms created through these improvisational methods are subsequently reconfigured through additional layering. She experiments with overlapping patterns, geometric configurations and ambiguous forms to inject challenges into her process as well as add compositional complexity. Her work is created in series, with each composition autonomously existing within its own maze-like ecosystem. She thinks of her imagery as indelibly woven assemblages, unsettled states in constant motion. Furthermore, Rynearson’s current series, Liminal Realities + Enigmatic Constructs, is inspired by phenomenological concepts that explore transitions between temporal and transcendental states, translated as invented abstract forms. Her imagery reflects a confluence of embedded narratives that relate to her interest in the exploration into the nature of reality and perception as expressed through science, pseudoscience and spirituality. In her words, this series represents, “a way of working through my sense of living in a world of unpredictability and change; the process of making “objects of organized chaos” is an effort to synthesize seemingly unrelated, disparate components into an amalgamated whole”. 

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