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Anne C. Faber

Chicago, IL

Anne Faber was born in Junction City, Kansas and raised in Litchfield County Connecticut. She attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York where she earned highest honors in Studio Arts from her graduating class. She then then completed her MFA at Syracuse University and was honored with a full scholarship and the George Vandersluis Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in painting.

Annie has had the good fortune to live on both coasts and the Southeast while she worked as a Visual Arts instructor at The Thacher School and The Lovett School. She moved with her family to Madison, Wisconsin in 2002 and shortly thereafter made Chicago, Illinois her home.

As an active studio Artist since the mid 1980’s, Annie Faber has honed a personal painting style that is created with multiple layers of saturated chroma laid down in thin glazes which seem to shift and breathe as the viewer contemplates the pieces. Annie is honored to be included in both public and private collections. Her paintings have been acquired for permanent collections in both Skidmore College and Syracuse University. She has additionally been honored with fellowships at The Nexus Contemporary Art Center and Artist Residency Retreats and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in galleries & exhibitions in the Southeast, New England and the Midwest.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I am always learning. The first day creating a painting I pose questions. They may be formal in nature about how to construct a better, more technically uncompromising aesthetic object. Or, I may wonder aloud the nature of an emotion and how it might be represented in color and form. But, after that first day, I step aside and allow the painting to control and direct each choice. Otherwise, I would simply be remaking a painting already made and understood."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want my paintings to immediately capture your attention and stop the chatter of our days. This "gap" in daily experience & activity allows the paintings to fill the viewer with a timeless & formless experience of pure presence. I hope the paintings reveal themselves in such a way that when you truly look, little surprises and treasures previously unseen are discovered, opening yet another level of inquiry and observation. My art is dynamic and an elemental force of life, essentially an object that is a reflective container of our human consciousness."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"I LOVE big paintings. They are worlds we can step into, filling our whole field of view. I also stand only 5'2". I was recently moving art from my studio to a truck. It was a particularly windy day and discovered 60"x60" painting can lift me up off my feet quite effortlessly. I felt like Sally Fields in The Flying Nun!"
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