Anna Hepler | Anna Ballarian Visiting Artist
February 16, 2023–March 24, 2023
Anna Hepler is a sculptor based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Her work, which is both hand-held and architectural in scale, overturns first impressions – wire forms flatten into drawings, clay impersonates metal, plywood coils like rope, plastic inhales and exhales. Hepler values embarrassment, uncertainty, blunder, and fragility as active agents in her studio process.
“In preferring a path of unknowns, I choose purpose over craft, awkwardness over expertise, and improvisation over procedure. I am working to loosen knots of assumption and forfeit some of my authority.”
Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, and resides in the collections of the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Tate Gallery (London, England), DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA), the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME), and more. Hepler received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Artist Talk and Exhibition Opening:
Thursday, February 16, 5:00 PM
Bevier Gallery, Booth Hall, RIT Campus, free and open to the public.
The Anna Ballarian Visiting Artist Series brings contemporary artists, exhibitions, student engagement and more to the RIT campus.