Annette Lawrence completed a series of circle grid drawings that are the basis of an interactive piece where viewers will select a meaningful date in a sequence of calendars that lead to a written or spoken text, offering an intimate exploration of an otherwise abstract representation of time. Her recent graphite drawings are circular grids based on charts made while digitizing hand-written journals. The drawings give a dynamic macro view of the activity of journaling over time while maintaining the inherent privacy of the writing. Notations of the presence or absence of an entry become data that is visualized in patterns that share resonance with pre-Columbian calendars, celestial charts, woven baskets, tubes, spheres, and discs. Lawrence's work is held in museums, and private collections including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Rachofsky Collection, ArtPace Center for Contemporary Art, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, American Airlines, and the Art Collection of the Dallas Cowboys. Her work was included in the 1997 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is an alumna of the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received a B.F.A. from The Hartford Art School and an M.F.A. from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Lawrence is professor of studio art at the University of North Texas.
Annette Lawrence worked in the Alexander studio.
Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…