Originally from New Orleans, Anna Redwine, MFA, uses the creative process to engage in experiences of empathy. Her drawings and paintings are held in public and private collections including the South Carolina State Art Collection and the Abacus Planning Group corporate art collection. Her work is regularly featured in exhibitions across the country and abroad, including 2019 shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Art Center-Highland Park in Chicago, IL, and CICA Museum near Seoul, South Korea. She is currently collaborating with Kentucky poet Julia Johnson on a project addressing identity and displacement, funded in part by a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and is working on a public art project with David Cianni as co-artists in residence at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art.
Represented by: If Art Gallery, Columbia, SC
I define my creative action as drawing, whether I'm using a paintbrush, charcoal, or my fingers. In my work the word 'draw' means not only to place marks on a surface but also to extract, like to draw a breath or to draw a conclusion. My work is informed by empathy and the experience of life: mine and that of plants, animals, and other people.