Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture

Anna Hepler

Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture
Region: Greenfield, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Anna Hepler is a sculptor based in Greenfield, MA. In 2016 she was awarded a fellowship by United States Artists, and in 2018 received a grant from the Harpo Foundation. Most recently she was awarded a Nancy Graves Foundations grant in 2019. A former Henry Luce Foundation Fellow in South Korea, she has completed residencies at the Roswell artist-in-residence Program, the Tamarind Institute, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and the Archie Bray Foundation. Hepler has exhibited widely, and her work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate Modern in London, and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, among others. While at MacDowell she divided her time between preparations for an upcoming exhibition “Play it As it Lays,” new sculptural work made from corrugated cardboard, and photographs exploring shadows and the stories they tell (and don't tell) about the objects that cast them.



Anna Hepler worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Marian MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman…

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