Anna K. Lemnitzer is currently the Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts major and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She earned her MFA in Art from The University of Montana, School of Art in 2012 and her BFA in Art Education emphasis Sculpture from The University of Arizona, School of Art in 2005.
My visual practice as an artist is interdisciplinary and constantly evolving, growing. The content drives the medium of choice. Exploration dictates the need for fluidity and ability in materiality, promoting play while pulling strength from drawing and painting. My pieces intertwine mediums, becoming assemblages, installations, performances, or large-scale figurative works that utilize graphite, watercolor, and gouache. I focus on layers of the psychological through themes of empathy, identity, memory, and ritual. The pieces I fabricate are often intimate, approachable, and/or experiential.