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Anne Appleby Biography

Anne Appleby (b. 1954, Harrisburg, PA) studied at Philadelphia College of Art before relocating to Montana in 1971, subsequently earning her BFA at the University of Montana, Missoula, and eventually establishing a studio and residence in the sparsely populated community of Jefferson City. In addition to receiving her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1989, Appleby’s educational background includes a fifteen-year apprenticeship with Ojibwa artist and holy man Ed Barbeau, with whom she learned and refined processes of intense meditative awareness in nature. The tenor of Appleby’s work reflects the sensation of that observational practice and resides at the core of her philosophical approach to painting.

Appleby’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide, including Mayor Gallery, London (2010); Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco (1993-2011); Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese (2007); and Borzo Gallery, Amsterdam (2016). Her works are held in the permanent collections of: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin, DE; Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Panza Collection, Lugano, CH; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and the Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA; amongst others. A solo exhibition titled A Hymn for the Mother took place at the Missoula Art Museum (MT) in 2021. Anne Appleby is represented by Franklin Parrasch Gallery in New York, NY and Parrasch Heijnen in Los Angeles, CA.

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