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Biography
 

Born and raised in the Midwest, Anne is currently an MFA candidate in Fiber/Textiles at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. They graduated in Spring 2019 with a BA in Studio Art and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. In May 2020, they completed a graduate certificate concentrated in hand papermaking at University of Iowa Center for the Book in Iowa City, IA.

In their current work, they consider the excess of usable clothing being produced due to global capitalism alongside the rigid gender and class norms that clothing embodies. They salvage donated secondhand clothes that are unlikely to find a new wearer, whether because they are worn out, defective, or are simply an unpopular style. Drawing on the generally unremarkable forms of everyday clothes and garment racks, they transform these unwanted clothes into artworks that create unexpected connections between different parts of the lifecycle of a garment, and between different articles of clothing. To make these works, they use traditional American craft practices used historically to repurpose old clothing such as quilting, rag rug making, and hand papermaking.

Anne S. Rogers wearing one of the shirts that is part of their work seven wears, where two different shirts have been cut in half, had the pieces rearranged, and then sewn back together. The left half of the shirt is muslin, and the right half of the shirt is handwoven beige fabric.

Contact

 

annesrogers5@gmail.com

instagram: @annesrogers

CV

 

EDUCATION

 

2021-              

MFA (pending) in Fiber/Textiles, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (anticipated 2024)

 

2019-2020       

Graduate Certificate in Book Arts, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA

 

2015-2019       

BA in Studio Art with honors and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies with honors, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2023      

Then and Now, Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery, Lawrence, KS        

Togethering, Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery, Lawrence, KS

 

2022                

Garment Surveying, Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery Cases, Lawrence, KS

Walking in a Straight Line, Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery Cases, Lawrence, KS

Wildfire, Jungle Gallery, Lawrence, KS

 

2021                

Public Art Commission, Backyard Bash: Understories, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Solo Exhibition, Leaving Pants on the Floor, LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library, Iowa City, IA

 

2020                

Home and Auto, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA (canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

 

2019                

2019 Chautauqua School of Art Students and Emerging Artists Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY 

Bachelor of Arts Exhibition, Grinnell College Museum of Art, Grinnell, IA (juror: Verónica Casado Hernandez)

Fiber as Metaphor, Gallery Fritz, Santa Fe, NM

Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH (jurors: Karl Anderson & Andrea Gyorody)

 

GRANTS + AWARDS

 

2023             

Summer Research Award, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Dorris Carrey Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Office of Graduate Studies Summer Research Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarly Development Fund Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

 

2022

School of the Arts Travel Award, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Daniel Mac Morris Award, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Partial Scholarship for Recording Surfaces Summer Workshop, Penland School of Craft, Bakersfield, NC

 

2019                

Outstanding Fourth Year Portfolio Award, Grinnell College Studio Art Department, Grinnell, IA

Tammy Zywicki Memorial Prize for Photography for Twelve (2 Sets of Six), Bachelor of Arts Exhibition, Grinnell, IA (juror: Verónica Casado                         Hernandez)

Louis Glenn Zirkle Memorial Prize for Sculpture for Earplugs (collaboration with Martin Chamberlin), Bachelor of Arts Exhibition, Grinnell, IA (juror: Verónica Casado Hernandez)

Award for Excellence for Clothed System, Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

 

TEACHING, JUROR + CRITIC APPOINTMENTS

 

2023                

Juror, USD 497 Public Schools 2023 Art Exhibition, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

Instructor of Record, ART 133: Fundamentals of Fiber, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, Lawrence, KS (August 2022-present)

 

2022    

Facilitator, Show and Tell: Visible Mending Workshops, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS (led three mending sessions for community members, connecting our work in the sessions to other artists using mending)

Guest Critic, ART 500: 3D Construction in Textiles, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, Lawrence, KS (February and September)

Juror, USD 497 Public Schools 2022 Art Exhibition, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

Graduate Teaching Mentee, ART 133: Fundamentals of Fiber, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, Lawrence, KS (January-May), (Designed curriculum for and taught crochet unit, shadowed professor and assisted with preparation and teaching for other units)

 

RESIDENCY + OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

2023                

Artist Panelist, Togethering opening, Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery, Lawrence, KS

(moderators: Joey Orr & David Cateforis)

President, KU Textiles Club, Lawrence, KS, KU Department of Visual Art (January 2023- present)

2022                

Workshop Attendee, Recording Surfaces with Delaney Smith, Penland School of Craft, Bakersville, NC (August)

Student Gardener, natural dye garden at KU Native and Medicinal Plant Garden, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (May-September)

2021                

Vice President, Graduate Arts Association, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, Lawrence, KS (August 2021-February 2022)

Costume Designer, Make Thee An Ark directed by Raychel Ceciro, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL (October)

 

2019                

Summer Residency Program, Chautauqua School of Visual Art, Chautauqua, NY (June-August)

Artist Talk, Chautauqua School of Visual Art Artist Presentations, Hultquist Center, Chautauqua, NY

Exhibition design and curation, Bachelor of Arts Exhibition, Grinnell College Museum of Art, Grinnell, IA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2021                

“New art gallery explores themes of ritual and repetition,” The Daily Iowan

  https://dailyiowan.com/2021/02/03/new-art-gallery-explores-themes-of-ritual-and-repetition/

“The Material Life Cycles of Anne S. Rogers,” Lydia James

  https://www.lydiajamesart.com/blog/2021/1/27/anne-rogers

 

2019                

Fiber as Metaphor Exhibition Catalog, Santa Fe, NM

“Papering over Everything: The Seventh National Juried Exhibition at the Morgan Conservatory,” Collective Arts Network Journal

  http://canjournal.org/2019/03/papering-over-everything-the-seventh-national-juried-exhibition-at-the-morgan-conservatory/?fbclid=IwAR3HofS8xuRfDCvB4wsGaqvozKSvphfW8VEg05394ewFyjALsbQhKk_HKRQ#.XJ2LpoqQAJ8.facebook]

2019 Bachelor of Arts Exhibition Catalog, Grinnell, IA

The Grinnell Review, Grinnell, IA

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