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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 am fascinated by the perversity of nature. My current work casts a critical, scientific, and occasionally humorous eye on the mutagenesis of form, from the cellular level to the limb. 

Recently I have been exploring the role of science in the natural world. While we develop investigative tools in biology, chemistry, and physics to research and understand our world, those same tools give us the capability of controlling and morphing the environment and ourselves. The catastrophic change to our climate could be rectified if our vast scientific knowledge was matched by political will and implemented towards a remedy. Our knowledge of genetics and the molecular tools we have created could allow us to eradicate disease, but can also be used to select for specific human traits, raising serious ethical questions.

I hope to create enigmatic work that stimulates conversation and broader questions about science, nature, and the role of humans. 


 

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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 am fascinated by the perversity of nature. My current work casts a critical, scientific, and occasionally humorous eye on the mutagenesis of form, from the cellular level to the limb. 

Recently I have been exploring the role of science in the natural world. While we develop investigative tools in biology, chemistry, and physics to research and understand our world, those same tools give us the capability of controlling and morphing the environment and ourselves. The catastrophic change to our climate could be rectified if our vast scientific knowledge was matched by political will and implemented towards a remedy. Our knowledge of genetics and the molecular tools we have created could allow us to eradicate disease, but can also be used to select for specific human traits, raising serious ethical questions.

I hope to create enigmatic work that stimulates conversation and broader questions about science, nature, and the role of humans. 


 

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