ROSY is a new body of work featuring thirty small oil paintings and eight works on paper. Anna has also installed one of her beautiful diaphanous, curtained installations — layers of dyed and printed textiles hanging from the ceiling before the gallery’s front window. The conversation between the arrangement of small oils and the undulating curtain of color serves as a reminder that immersiveness, architectural intervention (“softening,” as she puts it), and shared experience are crucial themes for Kunz. She intends her installations to create a social space that encourages reflection and invites multiple points of view — "Compassionate Geometry."
Anna Kunz lives and works in Chicago where she was born and raised. She holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Northwestern University. She has been honored by numerous arts institutions including the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Artadia Chicago, Rema Hort-Mann Foundation, Monira Foundation and the Sharpe Walentas Foundation, NYC. Anna was just included in ART 50 2023, Chicago’s Artist’s Artists by New City Magazine.
The gallery will be publishing a small book on ROSY during the run of the exhibition, look for that. Please find more information about Kunz’s work in an interview organized by the Brooklyn Rail and an essay by Nell Andrew. The artist is @annakunzchicago on Instagram and her website is www.AnnaKunz.net
Image: Rosy Adjacencies Series (R), 2018-2023
oil on fabric, 13 x 11 inches