Anna Wehrwein is an artist originally from the Boston area. She received her BS in Art and BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Tennessee, where she was the recipient of the Herman E. Spivey Graduate Fellowship. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and Friend of the Artist and during the summer of 2017 she was an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center. She has exhibited nationally, including recent shows at The Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), Fluorescent Gallery (Knoxville, TN)) and Apothecary Gallery (Chattanooga, TN).
She currently lives in Columbia, MO where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of painting and drawing at the University of Missouri.
“I make paintings and drawings that reimagine the domestic space as a site of creative action and communal agency. Within the established settings of home and garden, the women in the paintings—all of them friends and fellow artists—engage in manual and immersive tasks. They cut each other’s hair, give each other tattoos, and repot houseplants. These are scenes that, while based on real events, appear fictive, even utopian.”