Bio:

Born in the North of Germany, I was raised in the city of Hamburg and America. My father’s work as a high-energy physicist greatly influenced me. His world of science with synchrotrons, electromagnetic fields and sub-atomic particles traveling near the speed of light was fascinating and mysterious to me as a child. When I was growing up, I also spent long summers in the mountains of Wales with friends, who were artists, living self-sufficiently on a farm. Later, I moved back to America on my own for what I thought would be a year of college, and ended up staying much longer. I studied Studio Art and English Literature at Principia College, and received my MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. I now reside in New York City, where I investigate the intersections of structure and variableness and examine how systems are used to construct meaning.

Combining a variety of media, from painting to weaving and installation, I merge ideas and transform materials. Recent solo exhibitions include Sideways, New York Public Library, New York; Diamond Days, Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany; Turnarounds, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia; and Cross-Coupling, Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson, NY. My work has appeared in group shows at numerous venues, including The Drawing Center, Odetta Gallery, Kentler International Drawing Space, MASS MoCA, The Poor Farm, LG Tripp Gallery, Jenaer Kunstverein, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, and Michael Steinberg Fine Art. I am the recipient of several grants and residencies, including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Change Inc, Robert Rauschenberg Fellowship.

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2017 by Annette Cords