Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Anna Wehrwein

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Columbia, MO
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Anna Wehrwein makes large paintings and small drawings that re-imagine the domestic space as a site of creative action and communal agency. Originally from the Boston area, she received her B.S. in art and B.A. in English/creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of Tennessee. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Friend of the Artist, and West Branch Literary Journal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent shows at the Warbling Collective (London, UK), AUTOMAT Collective (Philadelphia, PA), and the Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC). She has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center and was the guest curator of SRLBX Projects (Columbia, MO), a project space and video art series. She is a visiting assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of Missouri.

In residence, Anna completed several large paintings in a new series and multiple drawings. She also dabbled in making cyanotypes. She hopes to continue the creative momentum at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado where she will be an artist in residence October-December of 2019.



Anna Wehrwein 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 Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building.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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