Anne Marchand’s paintings illuminate tensions of color and light in relation to mark making, sound and poetry; work that bridges the connection of living entities to their environment. Stylistically, Marchand’s processes flow in spontaneous writing, action, reflection, fluidity and synchronicity to communicate intense human emotions. Her current body of work juxtaposes inner and outer space with mystical poetry as metaphor for oneness. Marchand believes that painting can activate the imagination and inspire wonder as it touches on questions of personal experience, consciousness and transformation.
Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Auburn University. Her works have been included in national and regional exhibitions at the National Building Museum, the Southeast Federal Center, the Federal Reserve Board, Maryland Art Place, the Washington Project for the Arts, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Rawls Museum Arts and the Arlington Arts Center. Her work is featured in 100 Artists of the Mid Atlantic, Studio Visit Magazine and Art Voices Magazine.
Marchand has exhibited work in in New York City, Washington, DC and prestigious galleries in California, New Mexico,Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, North Carolina and Maryland. She has received numerous prizes and grants for her work,notably a 2014 Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and a residency grant to Culiacan,Mexico from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in 2003. Ms. Marchand taught painting and drawing at Mt. VernonCollege’s School of Art and Design. She was a visiting artist with the University of Illinois, School of Architecture studyabroad program. Her work is featured in corporate and private collections in the United States.
Corporate Art Collectors include: Akridge, Alabama Power Company, Allfirst, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, AT&T Broadband, Butterfield Savings and Loan, Beveridge & Diamond Law Firm, City Hall Art Collection, Columbia Cellular, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Destination DC, Eastwood & Azia, Holder Construction Company, IBM, Interdatum Corporation, Health South, Kaiser Permanente, Kennedy Center, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, National Association of Homebuilders, Navigators, The Washington Post, US Trust Company, Yale Steam Laundry Condominiums\