Anne Austin Pearce
Anne Austin Pearce illustrates the moments for which there is no distinct emotional adjective to employ – ambiguous moments that occur exclusively in one’s head or often between two people at an intersection of communication. It happens when we are grappling with a dream deferred or an expectation not met. It is the time passed shifting sensibilities, wavering between resolution and avoidance, teetering at the threshold of debilitating anxiety or liberating submission, deciding what, when and how to speak, what to distill, and whether to scream.
Anne was born in Lawrence, Kansas and studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute, Brighton Polytechnic, UK, and the University of Kansas. In 1993, Anne received a full scholarship to James Madison University, where she received her MFA in drawing and painting. Her work has been acquired by the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Spencer Museum. Exhibitions include Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington D.C. and the Drawing Center, New York City.