meet ANNA FOX
Over the past decade I have researched the movement of energy in relationships. This combines psychology and energy medicine. My paintings are created in conjunction with studies and field work in the arenas of 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 20 years I have been working with University of Virginia's graduate psychology department as a participant in the Kliff/Vida study. Since age 13 I've assessed the development, influences and impacts of my personal relationships at a graduate level.
For over 15 years as an autodidact I have studied psychology, secular spiritual and religious practices, indigenous medicine and even a little biology and physics.
For over 10 years since graduating from Savannah College of Art & Design my paintings and drawings have examined the pathways of connection and separation in relationships.
Today I guide individuals and groups in activating and engaging their creativity through their life pursuits. Through classes, speaking, and individual coaching I support people in creating intentional change and sustainable progress in their chosen aspect of life or artistry.
Anna Fox Ryan is an artist, creativity consultant, and the creator of the Creative Cycle Method. Since earning her BFA in painting and illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2008 she has worked as a professional artist while independently studying psychology, consciousness development, and communication.
Anna was recruited by the University of Virginia’s graduate psychology department at age 13 to be a study participant for the Kliff Project. As a result she has been assessing her relationship dynamics at a graduate level for 20+ years. Anna studied shamanic energy medicine with Alberto Villdolo Ph.D. and the Four Winds Society. She spent 3 years co-leading an international conscious women’s group and since 2015 has blended her fields of expertise to support clients who are seeking to create a more fulfilling life experience.
In 2018 - 2019 Anna was the Program Director, Chief Curator and a permanent artist in residence at the Kingman ArtHub Artist Residency in Arizona. During her time with ArtHub Anna expanded the program, hosting events for the local art community and bringing artist lectures to the local high school. During the inaugural semester of the new program ArtHub reached over 200 students through class visits and field trips hosted at the artist's studios. Before returning to the east coast, Anna consulted on the merger between ArtHub and Kingman Center for the Arts, working with her team to establish a community art education program that continues to thrive today.
Prior to her directorship Anna was awarded a year long artist residency with ArtHub in Kingman Arizona from September 2017-2018. As an artist, Anna'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. In 2016 she was juried into a residency with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, and in 2014 she attended the Barnes Artist Residency in Umbria Italy.
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 in King of Prussia Pennsylvania.
Anna seldom exhibits her work, choosing to spend the majority of her time in the studio focusing on research and documentation.
Anna has been a color expert with Gamblin Artist Colors for over a decade. She has worked with Gamblin as a consultant on new color development and she travels to art institutions throughout the US providing lectures on contemporary oil painting practices.
In 2020 Anna returned to her hometown of Charlottesville, VA where she now continues her work with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.