Bio

Anna Plesset is an interdisciplinary artist who uses painting, sculpture, and other media to create installations that engage personal and shared histories to examine how history, memory, and knowledge are constructed and mediated. She has exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Most recently, her work was featured in New York City at venues including 315 Gallery, Yossi Milo Gallery, Marlborough, UNTITLED, the Horticultural Society of New York, and the Abrons Arts Center, as well as Galerie Clemens Gunzer in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2016, Plesset was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Additional awards and residencies include the Terra Foundation for American Art Summer Residency Fellowship in Giverny, France and the AIRspace residency program at Abrons Arts Center in New York City. Plesset’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, frieze, Bomb Magazine, Modern Painters, Time Out, and the Brooklyn Rail. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

“All of my work is driven by my deep interest in overlooked or lesser-known narratives that exist within primary accounts of the past, and to which I have physical and psychological connections. The overlap between my research subjects and my own physical activities with respect to that research is where my work functions, offering a reconsideration of our perception of the past and its construction.”

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

She has exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Most recently, her work was featured in New York City at venues including 315 Gallery, Yossi Milo Gallery, Marlborough, UNTITLED, the Horticultural Society of New York, and the Abrons Arts Center, as well as Galerie Clemens Gunzer in Zurich, Switzerland.

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

“All of my work is driven by my deep interest in overlooked or lesser-known narratives that exist within primary accounts of the past, and to which I have physical and psychological connections. The overlap between my research subjects and my own physical activities with respect to that research is where my work functions, offering a reconsideration of our perception of the past and its construction.”