Virginia Commonwealth University

Craft / Material Studies

Monday, November 12th @ 12:00pm

609 Bowe street, rm 535

Anna Von Mertens was the recipient of a 2010 United States Artists Simon Fellowship and a 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award. Von Mertens’s solo exhibitions include her 2003 MATRIX installation at the Berkeley Art Museum that traveled to the University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2005. Her 2006 show at Jack Hanley Gallery As the Stars Go By travelled to the University Art Museum, Cal State Long Beach in 2007 and the Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco in 2009. Additional solo shows include Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY; Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; and Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. She has been part of numerous group exhibitions including the 2012 deCordova Biennial; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; White Box, New York; The Fleming Museum, Burlington, Vermont; Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY; Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Anna Von Mertens received her BA from Brown University in 1995 and her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 2000. She currently lives in Peterborough, NH.