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Anna J. McIntyre
updated: 01/28/2011
website: dontarguewithghosts.blogspot.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Listening to the chestnut tree
The Seeing Volcano
The Thirteens
The Extremely Armed Tea Warrior
Japanese Tea Warrior
Bicycing Tea Warrior
Dancing Tea Warrior
Magic!, he exclaimed
Romulus, Remus and the Lion
Ferns and cat
Odalisque sipping beer
Self-portrait as boxing angel
Sparring partners
Canada Pants Man
Thinking of all the famous people I know
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, memory, dreams, animals, fantasy, narrative, feminist, surreal, race, gender/sexuality
 
 
Listening to the chestnut tree by Anna J. McIntyre
Listening to the chestnut tree
woodblock print
2007
10" x  10" 
The Seeing Volcano by Anna J. McIntyre
The Seeing Volcano
woodblock print
2007
10" x  10" 
The Thirteens by Anna J. McIntyre
The Thirteens
etching
2007
9" x  6" 
The Extremely Armed Tea Warrior by Anna J. McIntyre
The Extremely Armed Tea Warrior
etching, a la poupee inking
2004
12" x  8" 
Japanese Tea Warrior by Anna J. McIntyre
Japanese Tea Warrior
etcing, drypoint, aquatint
2004
12" x  9" 
Bicycing Tea Warrior by Anna J. McIntyre
Bicycing Tea Warrior
etching, a la poupee inking
2004
6 " x  4.5 " 
Dancing Tea Warrior by Anna J. McIntyre
Dancing Tea Warrior
etching, a la poupee inking
2004
6" x  4.5" 
Magic!, he exclaimed by Anna J. McIntyre
Magic!, he exclaimed
etching, aquatint
2000
6" x  4.5" 
Romulus, Remus and the Lion by Anna J. McIntyre
Romulus, Remus and the Lion
etching, a la poupee inking
2007
9" x  12" 
Ferns and cat by Anna J. McIntyre
Ferns and cat
etching, a la poupee inking
2007
13 " x  4 " 
Odalisque sipping beer by Anna J. McIntyre
Odalisque sipping beer
mixed media: etching, handcolouring(ink, pencilcrayon, watercolour), gold & silver leaf
2009
6" x  18" 
Self-portrait as boxing angel by Anna J. McIntyre
Self-portrait as boxing angel
etching, Indian ink, watercolour, gold leaf
2008
4.5" x  4.5" 
Sparring partners by Anna J. McIntyre
Sparring partners
etching, Indian ink, watercolour, gold leaf
2008
4.5" x  4.5" 
Canada Pants Man by Anna J. McIntyre
Canada Pants Man
etching, Indian ink, watercolour, gold leaf
2010
6" x  9" 
Thinking of all the famous people I know by Anna J. McIntyre
Thinking of all the famous people I know
monorpint, watercolour, Indian ink, gold leaf
2008
12" x  8" 

Artist Statement

I am a multidisciplinary artist with a practice combining sculpture, performance, micro-activism and relationalism. I work with multiple narratives simultaneously, investigating how people perceive, create and maintain their notions of self through behaviour and visual cues. I am very interested in the idea of adult play. Prior to my graduate studies I concentrated on storytelling through print media, text and installation. At Concordia I started incorporating live performance, kinetic sculpture, touch, light, sound and smell as I explored the ways in which people decipher experience. My work began to divide into 3 separate outputs: print, sculpture, visual acting. I began to research the circus in depth, viewing it as a metaphor for life as well as a fascinating, nomadic culture. I examined concepts of illusion and spectacle, the roles of the performer and observer, light and shadow, indications of power, the politics of silence, and how to make something from nothing as ways of understanding how society defines “normality”.

 

In all my work I have a preference for using recognisable popular images reconfigured to suit my own meanings. By being exacting in my image choice I feel I can subtly acknowledge disparate tangents of my history, enabling more complexity and layers. The images in novel juxtaposition tally new equations. With more details gleaned from the greater culture the work becomes less obviously self-referential and generous to those who see it, allowing them a greater chance for inclusion and crafting their own relationships. I consider my work along similar lines of inquiry as that of Sophie Calle, Catherine Sullivan, Cindy Sherman, Alexander Calder and his experimental circus performance, Oskar Schlemmer and Papo Colo’s Trickster Theatre.


 

Artist Bio / CV

Education

2010 MFA Print Media, Concordia University, Montréal , Quebec

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario

2000 Graduate of Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario

Fine Arts Program: Printmaking Major (AOCAD)

 

Selected Commissions

2008 Plants & Animals video Feedback in the field, commissioned by Louisa Schabas as model maker

2008 Monster Alley, Harbourfront, Toronto

2002 Art Gallery of Ontario, Dreaming with Open Eyes, created 2 installations for surreal summer gala

 

Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2009 Concordia University MFA Tuition Scholarship

2008 Concordia University MFA Tuition Scholarship

2008 Festiv’art, 3rd place

2007 Concordia University MFA Tuition Scholarship

2007 Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques (CIAM), Project grant

2006 Concordia University MFA Tuition Remission

2003 Toronto Outdoor Show Original Print Award

1999 Ontario College of Art & Design Northern Card Graduate Printmaking Award

1999 Ontario College of Art & Design General Printmaking Award

1998 Ontario College of Art & Design Intermediate Relief Printmaking Award

 

Professional Memberships

2010 RAIQ, Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec

2010 Atelier Graff, Montréal

2010 Studio XX, Montréal

 

Selected Collections

Canada Council Art Bank

Senvest Collection