Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Anne Gilman

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012

Anne Gilman is a Brooklyn-based artist who does large-scale drawings and multi-panel projects. Gilman’s work is steeped in process; she writes extemporaneously about daily events and then covers or destroys irrelevant sections. This editing process creates randomly formed shapes within the drawing. Legible sections show a play on language and word-meanings in Spanish and English as she addresses ideas like balance and equilibrium and things we can and cannot control.

Anne was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship from the Edward Albee Foundation and a MacDowell Fellowship for December 2011 – January 2012. Her work was featured in the 2012 fall issue of Bomb Magazine. Gilman has exhibited in such venues as: IPCNY, Lehman College Art Gallery, Mary Ryan Gallery, Kentler International Drawing Space, Elizabeth Foundation, and the Hewitt Gallery of Art, in New York; The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts; University of the Arts in Philadelphia; Kresge Art Museum; numerous venues in Cuba such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Galería Raúl Martínez in Havana; and Gallery Gravura Brasileira in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gilman has also shown her work at the Azerbaijan Museum in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Berliner Medizinhisthorisches Museum der Charité in Germany, and at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.



Anne Gilman worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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