Anne Austin Pearce has been awarded many prestigious artist residencies in the USA, Sicily, Mexico, Malaysia, France, and Mauritius and has been inspired by those experiences. Her love and respect for the natural world is the heartbeat of her paintings and her sense of belonging to a worldwide artist community of like-minded individuals runs deep.
The nine paintings in Pearce’s exhibition, Path, began as one large work and evolved into nine inter-related works made of ink, acrylic and collage on paper.
Pearce has said, “The collaged elements in Path are, in fact, drawings made in multiple locations around the world. Each is tethered by place with a specific visual language. As a human is transformed by each new experience, so are the small paintings made at unique geographical locations. They are now intermingled and representative of specific moments in time and space, inter-woven and contextualized. They now belong to these new works.”
The work of Anne Austin Pearce is in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, OP, KS, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, Spencer Museum of Contemporary Art and others.