Anne Chesnut

  • Selected Works

    Dog stars and other constellations

    Ginny and Her Shadow from the series Canes Venatici, 2013.
    Two-piece print on rag paper, hand stitched together; image 22 x 20.25″, sheet 24 x 24.5

    Car Caroli from the series Canes Venatici, 2013.
    Two-piece print on rag paper, hand stitched together; image 22 x 20.25″, sheet 24 x 24.5″
     

    Camelopardis #2, 2013.
    Two-piece print on rag paper, hand stitched together; image 20 x 14.5″, sheet 23 x 18.5″
     

    Lepus, 2009
    Print on ag paper, image size 11 x 17 inches, sheet size 13 x 30 inches 
     

    Ariadne’s Crown and Corona Borealis, 2013. 
    Print on rag paper, image size 12 x 19 inches, sheet size 13 x 23 inches
     
    Shoo Fly and Southern Fly, 2012.
    Print on rag, image size 12 x 19 inches
     
    Place based prints
     

     

    Remembered, 2014

    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12 inches, sheet 18 x 13 inches

    624, 2016
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12 inches, sheet 18 x 13 inches
     

    Bisected: Kauai North Shore, 2016
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12″, sheet 18 x 13″, frame 18×18”
     

    Mesa del Norte, 2016
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12 inches, sheet 18 x 13 inches
     

    False Walls and Broken Borders, 2016
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12″, sheet 18 x 13″
     

    Hooked, 2014
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12 inches, sheet 18 x 13 inches

     

    Dwindling: Prime Hook Shore Birds, 2014-2015
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12″, sheet 18 x 13″
     
    Dick Sings, 2016
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12 inches, sheet 20 x 13 inches
     

    Drains To, 2017
    Print on rag paper with hand stitching; image 12 x 12 inches, sheet 18 x 13 inches
     
     
    Commentary quilts
    From Many Threads, 2013.
    Five-piece print on rag paper, hand sewn together, image size 36 x 59 inches
     
    Motor Voter, 2007
    Triptych, digital on rag paper with hand sewing, each panel 17 x 12 inches
     
    Free Expression: Congress shall pass no law…, 2009–2013
    Four panel digital on rag paper assembled with cotton thread: 
    hand-sewn decorative stitches on each panel with running stitches assembling panels
    Each image 24 x 11 inches, overall size 28 x 48 inches. Edition 25
     
     Samplers 
     
     
    Sampler: Winter Blackwork, 2013
    Four-piece print on rag paper, hand sewn together, image size 23.75 x 23.75 inches, sheet size 29 x 28 inches
     
    Sampler: Queen Anne’s Lace, 2013
    Two-piece print on rag paper, hand-sewn together, Image size 21.5 x 18 inches, sheet size 23.75 x 22 inches
     
    Sampler: Last Summer #2, 2013.
    Print on rag paper with and sewing, image size 18 x 12 inches
     
     
    Sampler: April 17, 2010.
    7 prints hand-sewn together, over-all size 48 x 36 inches
     
    Capricious Scripts
     

    Abecedarium, 2007
    Six-piece digital print series. Image size, 12 x 9 inches; sheet size 20 x 13 inches
     

    Numerals/Numbers, 2005
    Six prints on rag paper, image size 10 x 8 inches, sheet size 16 x 12 inches
     
     
    Summer Dressed: #1-5, 2013.
    Group image size 9 x 26.5 inches or
    Five piece print series rag paper, individual prints image size, 7 x 12 inches

    TOYS, 2009.
    4 piece print series; image size, 12 x 9 inches; sheet size 19 x 13 inches
     

    Emoticon Rose, Heaven Scent, 2007
    Series six digital prints, 12 x 9″, image size, sheet size 20 x 13″

    Narrative

    Labyrinth Study: La Destra, 2004-2005
    12 piece series, digital prints, 16 x 11″, sheet size, 10.5 x 7″ image size
     

    Labyrinth Study: La Sinistra (series), 1999-2001
    12 piece series, digital prints, 16 x 11″, sheet size, 10.5 x 7″ image size

     

     

  • Past Exhibitions at LYDM

    Exhibitions
    | selected solo shows

    2013 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, art.i.facts

    2013 Les Yeux du Monde, Martha Jefferson Hospital Gallery,Charlottesville VA, Anne Chesnut: recent prints

    2008 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, Capricious Scripts & Saturated Strata

    2007 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, Conjunction: New Media Print

    2005 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, Juncture: New Media Prints

    Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA
    Celebrating Women in the Arts

    2002, 03, 04 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA
    Small Treasures, collagraphs, digital prints, encaustics exhibited

    2001 Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville VA
    IX Artists, digital prints exhibited

    Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville VA
    December, digital prints, lithographs, and collagraphs exhibited

    1999 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA
    Moving into the Millennium: Darkness, lithographs exhibited

     

  • Artist Statement

    Artist Statement

    My prints combine layers of imagery and meaning; original drawings, lithographs, and photographs are joined with symbols and graphic elements to create visually compelling and complex compositions that push at the edges of what is possible with digital media and seek to redefine old processes. While some of my prints are solo images, others are assemblages of many. Print groups are either placed side-by-side to form a grid, or a linear arrangement or they are hand-sewn together to make a single larger image. Each individual print within these series is an aggregate of traditional drawings, prints, and photographs with digitally rendered images and symbols resulting in something entirely new from their patterns, colors, and textures.

    Themes, ideas, and subjects for my art are drawn from personal experience, with my surroundings supplying imagery and my graphic work analyzing both word and image introducing additional forms, symbols, and references. Different locations have influenced and informed the content of my prints and drawings from the underground landscapes of New York’s subways to open-air markets under the southern skies of Italy. The simple objects found at home in Virginia, from seashells to leaves and from numbers to letters, now provide the starting point for many prints. The familiar is intertwined with other imagery and references to create prints meant to initially engage the viewer through immediate object associations while visually alluding to more complicated ideas or concepts.

    The process of interweaving imagery from traditional and new artistic processes through multiple digital layers to create a final merged image that comments on our world through whimsy, political commentary, or both, is sometimes a long narrative journey or story. It is my hope that the final images composed of many elements – whether old or new, detailed or abstract, anecdotal or scientific – will engage viewers to find their own narratives or reactions to the shared images and experiences, whether true or fictitious.

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  • Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    DEGREES

    1981 Yale University, MFA

    1976 Dickinson College, AB cum laude

    POST GRAD

    1985–92 Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, New York NY, workshop member

    1989 National Academy of Design School, New York NY, paint science, school painting award

    1981 The Studio School, New York NY, life drawing

    Gallery representation

    since 1999 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA

    since 1990 Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC

    1989–91 Dome Gallery, New York NY

    Solo exhibitions SELECTED

    2016 WVTF-NPR Radio IQ | New City Arts Gallery,

    Charlottesville VA, At Home and Away, Place Based Prints

    2015 Augusta Health, Fishersville VA, art.i.facts

    2013 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, art.i.facts

    2013 Les Yeux du Monde, Martha Jefferson Hospital Gallery,Charlottesville VA, Anne Chesnut: recent prints

    2008 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, Capricious Scripts & Saturated Strata

    2007 Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC, Conjunction: New Media Prints

    2007 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, Conjunction: New Media Print

    2005 Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC, Juncture: New Media Prints

    2005 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA, Juncture: New Media Prints

    1996 Dominican University, River Forest IL, Under Southern Skies, Drawings and Prints

    1996 University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville VA, Recent Impressions

    1995 Staunton/Augusta Art Center, Staunton VA, Recent Drawings and Lithographs

    1992 Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster IN, Lithos

    1990 Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC, Urban Landscapes

    1989 University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, Lithographs and Paintings

    1976 Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

    Gallery group exhibitions SELECTED

    Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC

    2014-2015 New etchings, digital prints and silk screens by Nancy McIntyre, Elizabeth Peak and Anne Chesnut.

    2013 Anne Chesnut & Peter Milton: a question in printmaking: digital vs digital. 2013 The mind/the line/the image:

    Drawings by 16 American Artists. 2013 Endless Flowers.

    Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington DC & California

    2012–1999 Various exhibitions

    Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA

    2016, 2014, 2012 Picasso, Lydia & Friends. 2015 Twenty.

    2010 Celebrating Women in the Arts II. 2007 Celebrating

    Women in the Arts I. 2005 Gallery Artists. 2004, 2003,

    2002 Small Treasures. 2001 IX Artists. 2000 December.

    1999 Moving into the Millennium: Darkness.

    Dome Gallery, New York NY

    1990 The Print Show

    Other group exhibitions SELECTED

    2017 Lee Gallery, Clemson University SC, National Print and

    Drawing Exhibition

    2016–17 Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport PA,

    Impending Future

    2016–17 Marymount California University, San Pedro CA,

    Text, Type, Typography

    2016 Coburn Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland OH, Interrupted

    2015 JVS Project Space, New York NY, Footprint International Print Biennial

    2015 Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University KS, Shock Print

    2015 LA Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles CA, Snap to Grid

    2014 Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University,

    St. Charles LA, 27th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition

    2014 Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro AR, Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (Molly Graham Welch Purchase Award)

    2014 Sarah Silberman Art Gallery, Montgomery College, Rockville MD, Impressions

    2014 Fine Arts Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah GA, 3rd Armstrong National 2-D Exhibition

    2014 Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL, Red Clay Survey: Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

    2014 Northwest Art Center, Minot State, Minot ND, Americas 2014

    2014Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, Georgia, Southworks 2014

    2013 Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH, Art at the X: Multicultural Expressions of Faith

    2013 Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles MO, Rag Dolls, Robots & Rocketships

    2010 Colby-Sawyer College, New London NH, 16th to 20th Century Master Printers & Selected Work from the Harp Collection

    2008 International Print Center New York, New York NY, The Artist’s Commentary

    2008 Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH, Art at the X

    2008 The Arkell Museum, Canajoharie NY,

    26th National Small Works Exhibition

    2008 Pyramid Atlantic & Washington Print Club, Silver Spring MD, Drawn to Washington

    2008 Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts,

    2007 Union Printmaker Atelier, Washington DC, Print Saturdays

    2002 Fayerweather Gallery/McIntire Dept. of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA, 9.11.01 Reflection

    2000 Newcomb Gallery/McIntire Dept. of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA, Labyrinth

    1998 Staunton/Augusta Art Center, Staunton VA, Invitational Printmaking Exhibition

    1997 Staunton/Augusta Art Center, Staunton VA

    1993 Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem PA, Seventh National Print Show

    1993 Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK, Works on Paper

    1992 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA, Faculty Show

    1991 North Hennepin Community College, Minneapolis MN, Three Artists, Three Views of the Human Figure

    1990 The Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville NJ, Small Impressions

    1990 Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark NJ, Small Impressions

    1990 The Noyes Museum, Oceanville NJ, Small Impressions

    1989 Wenniger Graphics, Provincetown MA, Summer Show, Fall Show

    1989 The Cooper Union, Houghton Gallery, New York NY, #’S

    1989 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin TX, At the Edge: A National Print and Drawing Exhibition. Exhibition tour included:Abilene Christian University, Southwestern University, Wichita Falls Art Association, and Grayson County College

    1989 Fine Impressions, Seattle WA, 7th Annual Printmakers Show

    1988 National Academy of Design, New York NY, 163rd Annual Exhibition

    1988 Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield MN, Figure Show

    1988 Mari Galleries, Mamaroneck NY, Fine Arts Exhibition (award)

    1988 Knickerbocker Artists, Salmagundi Club, New York NY, 38th Annua l National

    1979–81 Yale University, A&A Gallery, New Haven CT,

    Collections SELECTED

    Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro AR

    Capital One, Richmond VA (12 print series)

    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 (4 mult-print series)

    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 (18 prints)

    UVA Children’s Hospital, Charlottesville VA (26 prints, triptych)

    UVA School of Nursing, Charlottesville VA (2 multi-print series)

    Catalogues SELECTED

    2017 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University SC

    2014 Red Clay Survey: Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL, print and also at:http://hsvmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/RedClayCatalogue/

    2014 27th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University

    2014 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University

    2014 3rd Annual Armstrong National 2-D Exhibi tion, 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

    Reviews SELECTED

    2017 “Anne Chesnut,” Jenny Freestone. On Paper Journal of The Washington Print Club, Fall 2017, forthcoming

    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”

    2013Washington 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”

    Publications SELECTED

    2015 Sherman, William and Lindsey Hepler, eds., OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia: Link . Learn . Lead . Live,
    Charlottesville: UVA Press, 2015. print ISBN 978-0-9893995-1-7

    5 essays contributed: “Palette: Color,” 90-91; “Palette: Mark,” 92-93; “Platform: The Grid,” 98-99; “Practice: Posters,”
    100-101; and “Practice: Web,” 102-103.

     

  • Articles & Reviews

    Anne Chesnu
    art.i.facts

    Introduction by Andrea Douglas
    Interview by Lyn Bolen Warren
    ISBN 978-0-9890107-0-2
    40 pages, 60 illustrations
    $15
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    Published on the occasion of the exhibition
    Anne Chesnut: Art.i.facts
    Les Yeux du Monde Gallery
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    28 February – 7 April 2013

     

     

     

    Sarah Sargent, “Anne Chesnut Connects Digital Design with Personal Iconography,” Cville Weekly, 3-13-13

    https://newcityarts.org/community/7x7x7-series/anne-chesnut

    Congratulations to gallery artist Anne Chesnut whose print “Winter Blackwork” won a purchase award at the 2014 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition at Arkansas State University. 

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