meet ANNA FOX
Over the past decade I have researched the movement of energy in relationships. My paintings are created in conjunction with studies and field work in consciousness development, authentic communication, and collaborative leadership. The result is a visual narrative of energy and how it is expressed through our human forms and beyond.
For over 10 years since graduating from Savannah College of Art & Design my paintings and drawings have examined the pathways of connection and separation relationships.
For over 20 years I have been working with University of Virginia's graduate psychology department as a participant in the Kliff/Vida project to assess the development, influences and impacts of my personal relationships.
For over 30 years as an autodidact I have studied psychology, secular spiritual and religious practices, indigenous medicine and even a little biology and physics.
Today in addition to painting, I guide individuals and groups in connecting more deeply with their creativity in the arts and in life. Through classes, speaking engagements and individual coaching I support people in creating intentional change and sustainable progress in their chosen aspect of life or artistry.
Anna Fox Ryan's paintings are a visual translation of her experiences and observations in relationships and consciousness development. Her work is characterized by a blending of abstraction and reality. Anna has recently begun speaking publicly about her work as research in the abstract elements of self and relationship.
in 2018 - 2019 Anna was the Program Director, Chief Curator and a permanent artist in residence at the Kingman ArtHub Artist Residency in Arizona. Prior to her directorship Anna was awarded a year long residency with ArtHub in Kingman Arizona from September 2017-2018. In 2016 she was juried into a residency with Alex Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, and in 2014 she attended the Barnes Artist Residency in Umbria Italy.
Anna has been a color expert and artist representative with Gamblin Artist Colors for over a decade. She travels to art institutions throughout the US providing lectures on contemporary oil painting practices.
Her work hangs in collections of prominent individuals and institutions throughout the US and Europe reaching as far as London, Finland and Portugal. Anna's work was exhibited in Provincetown Art Museum in 2016 and 2017. In 2013 her paintings were presented by Neiman Marcus.
Anna seldom exhibits her work, choosing to spend the majority of her time in the studio focusing on research and documentation.
Anna holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008. She has over 11 years of master color training with Gamblin Artist Colors. She is a Four Wind Society graduate in Shamanic Energy Medicine 2015. Anna led and co-led an international women's empowerment group from 2015 - 2018. She is originally from Charlottesville, VA.