Anu Annam

Anu Annam

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IG @anuannam ; @sea_of_visibility
www.anuannam.art
; www.seaofvisibility.com

Annam is an acclaimed artist, educator, curator, and administrator. In their 30-year artistic practice, they explore psychology through watercolor, acrylic, oil, and collage weaving realistic depictions and abstractions of figures and faces creating an overall image of honest emotion. They are faculty at numerous institutions and have won multiple arts, teaching, and community grants from New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation of the Arts, and Suffolk County. Annam is the founder/director of the arts-based support and advocacy organization, SEA of Visibility, which provides robust, multi-disciplinary arts and education programs that center queer/BIPOC folx with invisible disabilities aiding in the integration of the disabled community into the cultural landscape of New York.

Annam has curated one-day to season-long exhibitions at institutions such as Queens Museum of Art, Cinema Arts Centre, Islip Art Museum, Farmingdale State College, and Museum of Contemporary Arts of LI. They exhibit their paintings globally: (select solos) Le Salon dā€™ Art, NYC, Shrishti Art Gallery, India, Islip Art Museum, NY. Their events, exhibitions, and classes are featured in Newsday, Fios 1, Canvas Magazine, The Hindu, and The Week Magazine. Annam earned their BA from Tufts University and Boston Museum School. Annam is on the Advisory Committees of the Patchogue Arts Council/MOCA of LI, the PEACE Project, and the Brain Injury Association of New York State. They believe that through kindness, community, arts programs, and advocacy, individuals can thrive as Annam has, through multiple marginalized experiences, to lead a meaningful life.