Anna Wallace is a current resident and native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Studio Art from the UNC Greensboro
. Teaching has become an integral part of Anna’s artistic practice. She teaches at UNCG, the Arts Annex at Duke University, and is the Lead Visual Arts Instructor at the North Carolina Governor’s School West.
Anna has shown her work in various galleries throughout the Triangle and Triad, and farther afield in Cleveland, Ohio, and Tampa, Florida. Much of her work infiltrates, as if the rugs, chairs, and vessels sprouted legs and marched out of the home and into the white box of the gallery. The colors, pattern density, and visual stimulation demand we pay attention. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, and performance. The way Anna handles each process is not dissimilar to the management of a home, bouncing from one thing to the next. Her work demonstrates an infatuation with female labor and the practices of women’s work.
In addition to Anna’s studio art practice, she designs and creates several collections of sustainably produced products. The pottery collection is made to seamlessly integrate into any existing kitchen, yet has a unique whimsical quality. The garment collection embraces slow fashion. Each item is sewn entirely from locally sourced vintage and remnant textiles - down to the thread.@annawallacemade