Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Anna Strickland

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1987

Anna Strickland began her artistic career in more traditional media: painting, drawing, and printmaking. Her exposure to photography at the Cranbook Academy of Art followed by concentrated work at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, enlarged her world of picture making and helped her to incorporate interests in social and political issues. After completing her M.F.A. at Tufts University / Museum School of Boston program, she fully bridged the realm of printmaking and photography through a range of projects in non-silver photography, mixed media, and even hand-made paper. Now as a mid-career artist, Strickland is impassioned with new ideas finding form in projects ranging from installations including etched glass panels, large-scale graphite drawings to computer-based collage works. She resides in New York City with her husband with whom she shares a passion for photography. She has taught in the photography department of Rhode Island School of Design for more than 20 years. One of the courses she teaches every year involves bringing RISD students to Paris to work at Spéos: Paris Photographic Institute.

Studios

Firth

Anna Strickland worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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