SPEAKER: Anna Fidler
SPEAKER: Anna Fidler
Anna Fidler will share about her series of artworks Vampires of Oregon (2010-2013) and how it relates to her use of 19th and 20th-century photographs from the Oregon Historical Society. The Pittock Mansion was an inspiration for the series, in which she recontextualized the mansion on a hill overlooking Portland as home to a family of vampires. Fidler will also discuss the use of photographs culled from Historical Societies of Portland and her home state of Michigan that she has used in an ongoing series titled Energy Portraits (2003-present).
Anna Fidler (b. 1973, Traverse City, Michigan) lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where she teaches studio art at Oregon State University. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, in 1995 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Portland State University in 2005.
Fidler has had solo exhibitions at the Boise Art Museum, APEX at the Portland Art Museum, Johansson Projects in Oakland, Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, Oregon, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon, and has been widely exhibited at such venues as the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, the University of Southern California, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, the Washington Post, the Oregonian, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Grants and awards include an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, and residencies at the Iris Project (LA), Yucca Valley Material Lab, and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
Her work is held in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Boise Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Portland Portable Works Collection, and Seattle Portable Works Collection. Fidler is represented by Johansson Projects in Oakland.
This lecture will be presented at the Corvallis Museum. Please email the Curator of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a limited quantity assistive listening device.
Image of original art courtesy of Anna Fidler.