ANOHNI, ‘ST. LAWRENCE’, 2007/2015, The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist.

This work takes its title, ST. LAWRENCE, from the Saint Lawrence River that connects the Great Lakes of the Midwest to the Atlantic Ocean, a map of which is depicted on the verso of the bottom drawing. An intimate diptych, the piece is composed of ephemeral material that is repurposed as ground for ink sketches. ANOHNI’s accumulative and intuitive practice reveals deep emotional depth in the seemingly quotidian, principles reflected in her musical career as both singer and composer. –Courtesy of The Kitchen

Framed, framed dimensions: 12 x 15 inches

While she is best known for her career in music, ANOHNI, born in Chichester, England in 1971, also creates encaustic paintings and collages that combine personal ephemera and found objects. Like her experimental and politically-charged music, ANOHNI’s artworks suggest a sense of urgency that is deeply associated with today’s sociopolitical climate and individual responsibility for preserving the environment. ANOHNI has had recent solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany and Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York. Most recently, she presented Future Feminism, a festival and series of workshops at the ‘O’ Space in Aarhus, Denmark with Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine.

Signature: Verso

Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.


b. 1971, Chichester, West Sussex, UK