Anne Labovitz

Anne Labovitz is an American artist based in St Paul, Minnesota, whose practice includes painting, drawing, and printmaking as well as experimental film and sound. Labovitz has a degree in psychology and art from Hamline University in St. Paul. Her work considers many themes often returning to the central notion of an enduring interest in people—the human spirit, its emotional resonance, and the way it manifests in relationships. Working within the portraiture tradition, she employs a process of layering—from multiple images and text to conceptual connections and multiple elements of physicality found in mark-making and materiality. The notion of contemporary portraiture and human connection—and the activation of the space that connects us—is central to an important new direction in her oeuvre. This new direction is manifesting in a transition from traditional, expressionist self-portraits to composite portraits depicting several people. Most recently, she has begun incorporating text, audience engagement, and public interventions as a vital element of the creative method.

Collections

Frederick R Weisman Art Museum          
Union State Bank, Fargo, ND
Tweed Museum of Art, Univ. of MN, Duluth, MN              
Effecta Communication, Sollentuna, Sweden
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, MN            
Duluth Women’s Building, Duluth, MN     
Duluth Housing Authority, Duluth, MN
Athenaeum, La Jolla Ca  Wells Fargo, Duluth, MN
Grand Colonial Hotel, Nine Ten Restaurant, La Jolla          
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick, P.A., Duluth, MN
Baviera International, Minneapolis, MN
Zenith Management, Duluth, MN
Missabe Building, Duluth, MN   
El Refor, Bilbao, Spain
Baviera International, Stockholm, Sweden           
Dr. Klaus Goeschen, Hannover, German
Penang International Printmaking, Penang-Malaysia       
Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM
Burr and Forman, Birmingham, AL           
Adecvate Consult AB, Stockholm, Sweden
Hyer-Reissner, Hannover, Germany
Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, CA          
Studio Camnitzer, Lucca, Italy
Spezialarzt fur Innere Medizin FMH, Basil, Switzerland