I am a project-oriented conceptual artist working from an interdisciplinary practice to question the world as it appears.
These works were spawned from an ongoing photographic series documenting prophylactic refuse encountered throughout my city. Inviting viewers to engage with these discarded objects through curiosity, I hope to spark conversations around the myriad topics to which they elude. There can be a surprising beauty found in examining this dross through a new lens.
I am continually exploring both the interior elements of my own life, as well as the exterior elements I observe and interact with daily. I consider this art of questioning -rather than answering- to be an act of defiance against submission to unexamined beliefs and blissful ignorance.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anna Nichol Stutsman (b. 1979, Goshen, Indiana) is a San Francisco based conceptual artist. In 2010 she received an Associates of Applied Science in Welding Technology, with a specialty in Art Metals from Austin Community College, Austin, Texas. In 2015
she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California. Working from an interdisciplinary practice, she utilizes collage, photography, and sculpture techniques as she seeks to embody the act of questioning.
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