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ANNE WALSH

Anne Walsh is a maker of performance, video, sound, and text works, many of which re-mediate the works and lives of other artists and her own family. Walsh’s book Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh (2019, no place press/MIT Press) epitomizes the aggressively indexical, personal, and analytical nature of her practice: it is a visual and written ‘adaptation’ of Leonora Carrington’s 1950 fantastical feminist novella The Hearing Trumpet. Other recent adaptations include Walsh’s live performances with poet Jocelyn Saidenberg of Camille Roy’s play Sometimes Dead is Better, and her video installation Anthem, in which she performed, with a troupe of Oakland elders, the Oscar winning song Let It Go, from the 2014 Disney film Frozen. Walsh is a professor of Art Practice at UC Berkeley.

Walsh’s works have been shown at Martina }{ Johnston, Berkeley CA;  Artists Space, NYC; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College:  Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC ; Diapason Gallery, NYC; GrandArts, Kansas City, MO; Hayward Gallery, London;  , Philadelphia; Royal College of Art, London;  Southern Exposure, San Francisco; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Laboratorium, Antwerp, Belgium; MUU gallery, Helsinki; Tredje Spooret, Stockholm; Lothringer 13, Munich; Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, and numerous other galleries and festivals in Europe, Japan, and North America.

With artist Chris Kubick, Walsh produced the spoken word audio series Art After Death, as well as video, and sculptural sound installations. She has curated exhibitions for OR Gallery, Vancouver; the Beall Center for Art and Culture at UC Irvine; the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies; New Langton Arts, San Francisco, and other venues.

Walsh was an editor of X-Tra Contemporary Art Quarterly from 1997-2004, and has contributed criticism, reviews, and interviews regularly to the magazine. She is now a contributing editor to the publication. In 2009 Walsh was a commissioned blogger for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Open Space publication.

Walsh is Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice at U. C. Berkeley, where she teaches new genres, video, and creative writing. She received her MFA in Art at the California Institute of Arts, and her B.A. in Art History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

Press

Galleries Outside The Mainstream but Worth The Effort (*pdf) by Charles Desmarais  Published in SFGATE.com, March 3, 2017. 

Unknown/ Untitled (*pdf) by Dodie Bellamy
2013.

Anne Walsh and "The Hearing Trumpet" (*pdf) by Alex Bigman 
Published in The East Bay Express, October 10th, 2012.

Non-Cochlear Sound (*pdf) by Christoph Cox 
Published in Art Forum, pp. 224 - 225, January, 2011.

Obscure Objects (*pdf) by Andrew Hultkrans 
Published in Art Forum, February, 2010.

A Discourse Concerning the Practice of Art: Allan deSouza talks to Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh of Archive (*pdf) by Allan deSouza 
Published in Camerawork, Volume 36, No.2, p. 20, Fall/Winter 2009.

The Thing and All its Things by Carolyn Kellogg
Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2008.

Mediums: Kubick, Walsh, Raymond, Stevens
Art Lies, Issue 57, Spring 2008.

Art After Death by Gwynneth Porter
LOG Illustrated, Issue 14, 2001.