Anna Curtin is a Canadian West Coast artist working primarily in paint. Through her works she brings a life time appreciation of land and sea to visual form. As a ‘back to the lander’ in the 1970’s Anna built her own house and grew her own food. Later she became an avid kayaker enjoying the rhythms of the sea. Anna has left behind a successful teaching profession which concentrated on the support of the maternal family and is now concentrating on her art in support and appreciation of the earth.
Anna's art practice probes for a deeper understanding of environment. She often gathers data by walking, collecting both a felt sense of the experience and the geo-location using GPS waypoints. Back in the studio this information is combined using memory and computer. Many of her paintings were inspired by two recent residencies. First, the Canadian Wilderness Residency in July 2016 where 10 artists canoed 700 K down the Yukon river and second, the Vermont Studio Centre in Feb. 2017. Anna earned a MFA with distinction in 2014 from the University of Gloucestershire, England. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and is held in private collections in London UK, BC, California and Mexico.
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2014 University of Gloucestershire, MFA with distinction, Painting
2013 Vancouver Island School of Art
2003 University of Victoria, MEd.
2018 Open Studios, Rockbay Square, Victoria BC
2017 Life in Colour, Victoria International Airport Gallery-3, Victoria Arts Council, Oct. - Jan. 2018
2017 Open Studios, Rockbay Square, Victoria BC
2016 One Step Sideways, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, BC
2012 Wind and Sea, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, BC
2011 Twisted, pop up gallery, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC
2019 Works on Paper, Federation of Canadian Artist Granville Island Vancouver BC Jan-Feb.
Colliers International, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria BC Dec-Jan
This Tender Earth, Stairwell Gallery, Victoria BC October
Boston Biennial 5, juried, ‘Technicolor Rain’ accepted
Tracing Boundaries, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, March
Strong Women;Strong World, Victoria Arts Council, Oct.-January 2018
2017 Painting on the Edge, Juried, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, July - August.
2016 Ruse, A pop-up exhibit. Integrative Arts Festival, Victoria BC. August 26-28.
Abstract Exhibition. Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC. March
Sooke Fine Art Show. By adjudication. Sooke BC. July 22-Aug.1
2015 Intersection, Gage Gallery, Victoria BC. Oct 27 - Nov 14
The Alumni Exhibit, Winchester Gallery, Victoria BC. July 25- Aug. 8
The Look Show, Community Arts Council of Victoria. Feb 27- March 21
2014 MFA Degree Exhibit: Hardwick Gallery, Centre for Arts & photography, Cheltenham, UK
MA Fine Art Exhibit: The Chapel, Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham, UK
…On Land, a conversation: Garden Gallery, Cheltenham, UK
MA Open Studio: Room 51, The Wilson Museum, Cheltenham, UK
2013 Mud: The Exhibition, Room 51, The Wilson Museum, Cheltenham, UK
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Paint-in: Accepted for juried show
Impulse, Diploma of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC.
Look Show – Fine Arts Exhibition, Victoria, BC
2011 Water Wall, Crystal Pool, Permanent Installation, Victoria BC
2017 Vermont Studio Centre. By adjudication, grant received, Feb- March 2017
2016 Canadian Wilderness Residency. By adjudication, July- Aug 2016.
2014 Being Meantime: Meantime Project Space, Cheltenham UK. March 2014.
2017 Vermont Studio Centre - Grant received for residency costs.
2016 Federation of Canadian Artists - accepted by jury as Active Member.
2014 BC Arts Council, British Columbia, Canada
2013 University of Gloucestershire International Merit Scholarship, UK.
2016-present Guest Faculty-Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC. Abstract painting; workshops and term course focusing on mapping, geography and place.
2017 Studio Visit by Kate Cino ‘Art Openings’ http://www.artopenings.ca/anna-curtin.html