Artist Statement

My intention with my art making is to take everyday fragments of detritus from our apparently average lives to build meaningful objects of curiously. I build 2 and 3 dimensional paintings and constructions that honor our shared human experiences as I search for connections through memories and relatable everyday mundane happenings.

I generate work in response to the materials that I use together with the techniques and processes that I have developed. I am interested in the physicality of materials, their embedded history and narratives together with textures surfaces.

My work is grounded in a process based art making approach. Play and exploration in the use of found objects and everyday nonprecious unconventional materials are a constant in my practice. I attempt to push boundaries with the materials that I use, and discover combinations of high and low grade making mediums

Creating highly textural surfaces, my work morphs between 2 and 3 dimensional sculptural constructions. There is a continual interplay from complexity to simplicity, as I seek to find a balance at the point where potential chaos and excess is somewhat harnessed.

I aim to make beautiful messy imperfections reflecting life’s journey of discovery whilst being grounded in the mundane.

Exhibitions

Seattle Art Fair | July 21-24, 2022

Visit Shift Gallery – Booth A08at the Seattle Art Fair: July 21-24, 2022Tickets at: seattleartfair.com

Anna Macrae | Playing For Time

September 2 - October 2, 2021

Karey Kessler, Anna Macrae, Miha Sarani and David Traylor with William Marsh and music by The Vanity Host | Lost and Found

May 6 – 29, 2021 The May showing at SHIFT GALLERY features artists Karey Kessler,

Anna Macrae

Victory Gardening I make work for the joy of it: messy imperfections and happenstance are

Garden of Delight

Anna Macrae through June 1, 2019 Peggy Murphy In Garden for Daisy, Anna Macrae’s colorful

Anna Macrae – May 2 – June 1, 2019

  GARDEN FOR DAISY May 2 – June 1, 2019 Opening: First Thursday, May 2,