Anne Chesnut

  • Selected Works

     

    Sampler: January 22, Four-piece print on rag paper, hand stitched together, 24 x 30″ image size

    Sampler: Last Summer #1, Four-piece print on rag paper, hand-sewn together, 36 x 24″ image size, 40 x 32″ paper size

    Sampler: November 6, Five-piece print on rag paper, hand-sewn together, 24 x 30″ image size

    Buttercup, Print on rag paper with hand-stitching, 12 x 12″ image size, 20 x 13″ paper size

    Amaryllis, Print on rag paper with hand-stitching, 12 x 12″ image size, 20 x 13″ paper size

    Sampler: Brenham I, 2013. 
Two-piece print on rag paper, hand-sewn together, 21.5 x 18” image size

    Dog Stars and Constellations

    Ginny and Her Shadow, from the series Canes Venatici, 2013. Digital print, 21.5 x 19.25″

    Car Caroli, from the series Canes Venatici, 2013. Digital print, 21.5 x 19.25″

    Shoo Fly and Southern Fly, 2012. Digital print, 12 x 19″

    Sampler: Winter Blackwork 1, 2013. Four digital prints hand-sewn together, 24 x 24″

  • Previous Exhibitions

    Picasso, Lydia and Friends* Vol. 3
    *William Bennett, Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, Rosemarie Fiore, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers, Russ Warren
    26 August – 25 September 2016
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    Art.i.facts
    1 March – 13 April 2013
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    Picasso, Lydia, and Friends* 2014
    *William Bennett, Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers and Russ Warren
    5 September – 5 October 2014
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    Picasso, Lydia and Friends
    31 August – 30 September 2012
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    SATURATED STRATA TWO
    2009
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    Capricious scripts & saturated strata
    5 – 29 March 2008
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  • Curriculum Vitae

    Education
    1981 MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
    1976 AB, cum laude, Dickinson College, Dickinson, NC

    1985–92 Workshop member, Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY
    1989 Paint Science, National Academy of Design School, New York, NY
    1981 Life Drawing, The Studio School, New York, NY

    Professional Experience, Graphic Design
    since 1985 Anne Chesnut | Graphic Design
    1992–to present Charlottesville VA
    1990–92 Naples ITALY

    Gallery Representation
    since 1999 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA
    since 1990 Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC
    1989–91 Dome Gallery, New York NY

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2016 At Home and Away: Place-Based Prints, WVTF-NPR Radio IQ | New City Arts Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2015 art.i.facts, Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA
    2013 art.i.facts, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2013 Anne Chesnut: Recent Prints, Les Yeux du Monde, Martha Jefferson Hospital Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2008 Capricious Scripts & Saturated Strata, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2007 Conjuction: New Media Prints, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC
    2007 Conjuction: New Media Prints, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2005 Juncture: New Media Prints, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC
    2005 Juncture: New Media PrintsLes Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    1996 Under Southern Skies: Drawings and Prints, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
    1996 Recent Impressions, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
    1995 Recent Drawings and Lithographs, Staunton/Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
    1992 Lithos, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
    1990 Urban Landscapes, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC
    1989 Lithographs and Paintings, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    1976 Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2017 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
    2016–17 Impending Future, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA
    2016–17 Text, Type, Typography, Marymount California University, San Pedro, CA
    2016 Interrupted, Coburn Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland, OH
    2015 Footprint International Print Biennial, JVS Project Space, New York, NY
    2015 Shock Print, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS,
    2015 Snap to Grid, LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
    2014 27th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, St. Charles, LA
    2014 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, recipient of the Molly Graham Welch Purchase Award, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
    2014 Impressions, Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
    2014 3rd Armstrong National 2D Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
    2014 Red Clay Survey: Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
    2014 Americas 2014, Northwest Art Center, Minot State, Minot, ND
    2014 Southworks 2014, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
    2013 Art at the X: Multicultural Expressions of Faith, Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
    2013 Rag Dolls, Robots & Rocketships, Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, MO
    2010 16th to 20th Century Master Prints & Selected Work from the Harp Collection, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
    2008 The Artist’s Commentary, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
    2008 Art at the X, Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
    2008 26th National Small Works Exhibition, The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY
    2008 Drawn to Washington, Pyramid Atlantic & Washington Print Club, Silver Spring, MD
    2008 Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
    2007 Print Saturdays, Union Printmaker Atelier, Washington DC
    2002 9.11.01 Reflection, Fayerweather Gallery/McIntire Dept. of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 Labyrinth, Newcomb Gallery/McIntire Dept. of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    1998 Invitational Printmaking Exhibition, Staunton/Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
    1997 Staunton/Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
    1993 7th National Print Show, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
    1993 Works on Paper, Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
    1992 Faculty Show, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
    1991 Three Artists, Three Views of the Human Figure, North Hennepin Community College, Minneapolis, MN
    1990 Small Impressions, The Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ
    1990 Small Impressions, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
    1990 Small Impressions, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
    1989 Summer and Fall Group Exhibitions, Wenniger Graphics, Provincetown, MA
    1989 #’s, The Cooper Union, Houghton Gallery, New York, NY
    1989 At the Edge: A National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin TX; Abilene Christian University; Southwestern University; Wichita Falls Art Association; Grayson County College
    1989 7th Annual Printmakers Show, Fine Impressions, Seattle, WA
    1988 163rd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
    1988 Figure Show, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN
    1988 Mari Galleries, Mamaroneck, NY
    1988 38th Annual National, Knickerbocker Artists, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
    1979–81 Yale University, A&A Gallery, New Haven, CT

    Selected Collections
    Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
    Capital One, Richmond, VA
    Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, VA
    Colby-Sawyer College, Susan Harp Collection, New London, NH
    Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, UVA Health System, Charlottesville, VA
    Sally and Ned Hansen, Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
    Smithsonian, New York, NY
    Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Labyrinth Collection, Charlottesville, VA
    University Hospital, UVA Health System, Charlottesville, VA
    University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
    University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA

  • Biography

    A native Virginian, Anne Chesnut lived and worked in New York City and southern Italy before moving to Charlottesville. After earning her M.F.A. from Yale University, Chesnut did post-graduate work at the Studio School, the National Academy of Design, and was member of Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in New York. She has exhibited in countless group and solo shows throughout the country and her work is in many national collections including Capital One, the Smithsonian, Arkansas State University’s Bradbury Gallery, Colby-Sawyer College’s Susan Harp Collection, as well as local collections such as UVA’s Children’s Hospital, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, and the School of Nursing.

  • Statement

    These aggregate prints, combining images and ideas, are constructed by digitally interweaving my traditional prints, drawings, and photographs with graphic renderings. The result, sometimes a solo, more often is a hand-sewn assemblage of prints. In the stitched prints, pieces are attached just as different images have been entwined to create something new from their patterns, colors, and textures. Simple objects found at home are my creative catalyst. The familiar, from shells to flowers and numbers to letters, are integrated with other references to create compositions that initially engage through immediate associations while alluding to more complex concepts that demand reflection.

  • Publications and Press

    Catalogues
    2017 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
    2014 Red Clay Survey: Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL, print and also at:
    2014 27th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University
    2014 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University
    2014 3rd Annual Armstrong National 2-D Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah GA
    2013 Anne Chesnut, art.i.facts, comprehensive exhibition catalogue available through Les Yeux du Monde Gallery
    2013 Art at the X: Multicultural Expressions of Faith, Xavier University, Charlottesville VA

    Publications
    2017 “Anne Chesnut,” Jenny Freestone. On Paper Journal of The Washington Print Club
    2015 Sherman, William and Lindsey Hepler, eds., OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia: Link. Learn. Lead. Live, Charlottesville: UVA Press. Print ISBN 978-0-9893995-1-7

    Reviews
    2014 AL.com, August 11, “2014 Red Clay Survey exhibit opens Sunday, shows pulse in contemporary Southern artwork” by Amethyst Holmes
    2014 Hsvchamber.org, August 11, “Huntsville Museum to present The Red Clay Survey with 90 works by 72 artists representing 11 Southern states”
    2014 Arkansas Times, February 14, “ASU names ‘Delta Small Prints’ Winners”
    2013 Washington Post, October 25, “Galleries: ‘A Question in Printmaking’” by Mark Jenkins
    2013 Arkansas State, December 23, “Bradbury Gallery Announces Opening of Delta National Small Prints Exhibition”
    2013 C-ville. v.25, no.11, “Points of entry” by Sarah Sargent
    2013 The Hook, v.12, no.11, “Eyes of the world on Wolf Trap” by David McNair
    2013 Albemarle Magazine, no.152, “Anne Chesnut: art-i-facts”