The beautiful work of Chicago-based artist Anna Rae Gilbert is informed by an interest in architecture as a living organism, the evolution of personal and objective narrative in dwellings, and a playfulness in composition. In each piece, there are equal parts sincerity, provocation and dry humor.
In trying to categorize the common thread within each work of art, the category Ann Rae drew up was Intuitional Abstract. Her lines and palettes are driven with sentimentality as she taps into emotion, nostalgia, and capturing a heightened occasions.
Meet Anna Rae and shop her art, prints and postcards at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St.) on Sunday, September 16, 2018 (10am-4pm).
The artist’s paintings and prints become a souvenir as her way of offering those two dimensional and extraordinary moments as she often celebrates her home city of Chicago in her art.
About the Artist:
Born and raised in the Midwest, Anna Rae attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and finished her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Art at Herron School of Art and Design. Continuing her academic career at Maine College of Art, she acquired an MFA in 2009. Since then, Anna Rae has retained a spirited studio practice and a distinctive signature thread throughout her entire body of work. Each piece she creates is assembled with thoughtfulness and delicate care.