Anna Plesset uses painting, sculpture, and other media to create installations that engage with personal and shared histories to examine how history, memory, and knowledge are constructed and mediated.

Plesset’s work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Marlborough Chelsea, New York; Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich; Abrons Arts Center, New York; and 315 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Her solo exhibitions include “A Still Life” at UNTITLED, New York and “Observe, Notice, Understand” at The Horticultural Society of New York.

In 2016, Plesset was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Other awards and residencies include the Terra Foundation for American Art Summer Residency Program in Giverny, France and the AIRspace residency program at Abrons Arts Center in New York City. Plesset’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, frieze, Bomb Magazine, Modern Painters, Time Out and the Brooklyn Rail.

“I am drawn to figures, narratives, and documents that may exist within familiar historical narratives but run the risk of being overlooked. It’s important to me that my research choices aren’t arbitrary and that I have a tangible connection to the historical material I research. In this way, I see my work as emerging from a space where historical research and my own physical activities with respect to that research intersect.”

Anna Plesset uses painting, sculpture, and other media to create installations that engage with personal and shared histories to examine how history, memory, and knowledge are constructed and mediated.

Plesset’s work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Marlborough Chelsea, New York; Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zurich; Abrons Arts Center, New York; and 315 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Her solo exhibitions include “A Still Life” at UNTITLED, New York and “Observe, Notice, Understand” at The Horticultural Society of New York.

In 2016, Plesset was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Other awards and residencies include the Terra Foundation for American Art Summer Residency Program in Giverny, France and the AIRspace residency program at Abrons Arts Center in New York City. Plesset’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, frieze, Bomb Magazine, Modern Painters, Time Out and the Brooklyn Rail.

“I am drawn to figures, narratives, and documents that may exist within familiar historical narratives but run the risk of being overlooked. It’s important to me that my research choices aren’t arbitrary and that I have a tangible connection to the historical material I research. In this way, I see my work as emerging from a space where historical research and my own physical activities with respect to that research intersect.”