Dates of Exhibition: December 13- January 15, 2015
Launch Party: Saturday, Saturday, December 13, 2015.
Anne Marchand’s work originates in the movement of energy—energy that animates and connects all physical things. Often inspired by NASA photography from telescopes in deep space, and by nature, both in the macrocosm and the intimate microcosm of the human body, Marchand’s paintings suggest connections of the visible with the invisible. With layers upon layers of colors, materials, words, and forms, inspired by sources as disparate as astronomy, nature, and poetry, Marchand’s imaginative and fascinating work is akin to a complex and abstract puzzle, drawing the audience into her mesmerizing visual landscape. Marchand is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Individual Artist Grant for Artistic Excellence, DC Commision on the Arts and Humanities.
Marchand holds a B.A. from Auburn University and M.F.A. from the University of Georgia. She has been awarded fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, grants from DC Art in Public Places and artist residency at Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura, La Escuela de Artes José Limón, MX from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She has taught as visiting artist with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles, as instructor at Mt. Vernon College School of Art & Design, and in the MFA Visual Arts Program of Vermont College. Solo exhibitions include Mt. Vernon College, Zenith Gallery, Wallace Wentworth Gallery, Washington, DC, Blom & Dorn, NYC, Montgomery College, MD and Connecticut College. Juried venues and exhibitions include Porter Contemporary, New York, NY, The Washington Project for the Arts, The Katzen Arts Center, Hillyer Art Space, The National Building Museum, The Mexican Cultural Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Blackrock Center for the Arts, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Maryland Art Place, MD, McLean Project for the Arts, Arlington Arts Center, Mary Washington University, Rawls Museum Arts, VA, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, NC, Palm Springs Museum, CA, and Montgomery Museum of Art, AL.