23F Artist-in-Residence: Anna Hepler

Please join the Studio Art Department in welcoming our 2023 fall term Artist-in-Residence, Anna Hepler.

Artist talk 4:45 - 5:45 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Opening reception to follow at 5:45 pm in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery, now relocated on the first floor of the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Anna Hepler (b. 1969) is a sculptor and printmaker 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.

A former Henry Luce Foundation fellow in Seoul, South Korea, she has completed residencies at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Tamarind Institute, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Archie Bray Foundation, Surf Point Foundation, Montello Foundation, and MacDowell. In 2016 Anna Hepler was awarded a fellowship by United States Artists, and more recently has received support from the Harpo Foundation, Nancy Graves Foundation, Gottlieb Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Hepler has exhibited widely, and her work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate Modern in London, England, and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, amongst others.