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BIO

Annette was born and raised in Northern California. She completed her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley, where she studied Genetics and Art, and received her M.F.A. at the California College of the Arts.

Annette is a winner of the International Art Competition Premio O.R.A. Italia, the Malamegi Lab 15 International Art Prize, and is one of 18 artists from 15 countries whose work was chosen for the YICCA International Art Prize. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Discovered Award, a grant and exhibition funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Sonoma County, and was honored with residencies at the Morris Graves Foundation and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Her sculpture has been exhibited in solo and group shows locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Museum of Sonoma County, Kellogg University Art Gallery, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, HDLU Pavilion in Zagreb, Croatia, and 3)5 Arte Contemporanea, a contemporary art gallery in Viterbo, Italy, among many others. Her work has been featured in exhibition catalogues and reviews, and will be included in “Artists of the Bay Area,” a book to be published in 2021.

Annette lives and works in Sonoma, California with her husband, son, and menagerie.

STATEMENT

I create sculptures that explore the intricacies of human anatomy, from the cellular level to the limb. By casting a critical, scientific, and humorous eye on the mutagenesis of corporeal form, I am telling a surreal story of biology. It is a visceral investigation of the perversity of nature, the role of science, and how our bodies both effect and are affected by the world around us.

Working primarily with epoxy, resin, rubber, wax, and plaster, I build novel textures by combining traditional materials in unique ways, casting and assembling parts in unexpected and occasionally disturbing postures.

The complex beauty of human form and function, the impact of life sciences on all living things, the processes of aging, how our bodies physically interpret the environment, and the interplay between art and science are themes that continue to weave their way through my work.

These are surreal science projects of the imagination.  

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About

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BIO

Annette was born and raised in Northern California. She completed her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley, where she studied Genetics and Art, and received her M.F.A. at the California College of the Arts.

Annette is a winner of the International Art Competition Premio O.R.A. Italia, the Malamegi Lab 15 International Art Prize, and is one of 18 artists from 15 countries whose work was chosen for the YICCA International Art Prize. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Discovered Award, a grant and exhibition funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Sonoma County, and was honored with residencies at the Morris Graves Foundation and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Her sculpture has been exhibited in solo and group shows locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Museum of Sonoma County, Kellogg University Art Gallery, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, HDLU Pavilion in Zagreb, Croatia, and 3)5 Arte Contemporanea, a contemporary art gallery in Viterbo, Italy, among many others. Her work has been featured in exhibition catalogues and reviews, and will be included in “Artists of the Bay Area,” a book to be published in 2021.

Annette lives and works in Sonoma, California with her husband, son, and menagerie.

STATEMENT

I create sculptures that explore the intricacies of human anatomy, from the cellular level to the limb. By casting a critical, scientific, and humorous eye on the mutagenesis of corporeal form, I am telling a surreal story of biology. It is a visceral investigation of the perversity of nature, the role of science, and how our bodies both effect and are affected by the world around us.

Working primarily with epoxy, resin, rubber, wax, and plaster, I build novel textures by combining traditional materials in unique ways, casting and assembling parts in unexpected and occasionally disturbing postures.

The complex beauty of human form and function, the impact of life sciences on all living things, the processes of aging, how our bodies physically interpret the environment, and the interplay between art and science are themes that continue to weave their way through my work.

These are surreal science projects of the imagination.  

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