Anne Austin Pearce
Visual Artist Fellow (2012)
Statement of Work
A recipient of a Charlotte Street Award, Anne Austin Pearce has participated in multiple national and international residencies including UCROSS Foundation, Wyoming, Drawinternational Caylus, France, Rimbun Dahan, KL Malaysia, and pARTage, Flic en Flac, Mauritious and Akumal Mexico. Pearce’s work is included in several museum collections. Currently, Anne is an Associate Professor of Art at Rockhurst University and Director of Greenlease Gallery.
Anne Austin Pearce illustrates those moments for which there is no distinct emotional adjective to employ — ambiguous moments that occur exclusively in one’s head or often between two people at an intersection of communication. It happens when we are grappling with a dream deferred or an expectation not met. It is the time passed shifting sensibilities, wavering between resolution and avoidance, teetering at the threshold of debilitating anxiety or liberating submission, deciding what, when and how to speak, what to distill, and whether to scream.