theStudio Artist of the Week…

Anne Lindberg, Multimedia artist, Kansas City


Multimedia artist Anne Lindberg’s work caught our eye this week. Her works are so diverse in its aesthetic. Her graphite drawings are made up of parallel lines of graphite and often involving colored pencil as well. They are intense and full of energy and almost remind me of something scientific, like sound waves on paper.

Artist bio:

Neurologists have determined that the old brain holds the seat of our most primal understandings of the world. Goodwill, security, fear, anxiety, self-protection, gravity, sexuality, and compulsive behaviors generate from this lower cerebral core.

My sculpture and drawings inhabit a non-verbal place resonant with such primal human conditions. Systemic and non-representational, these works are subtle, rhythmic, abstract, and immersive. I find beauty and disturbance through shifts in tool, layering and material to create passages of tone, density, speed, path and frequency within a system. In recent room-sized installations, I discovered an optical and spatial phenomenon that excites me as the work spans the outer reaches of our peripheral vision. The work references physiological systems – such as heartbeat, respiration, neural paths, equilibrium – and psychological states.


Lindberg’s thread drawings ( like the one shown below) are made by using strings of colorful rayon thread that are vertically strung creating beautiful linear works that are studies in color and also show her unbelievable patience that it took to do each one.

For more on Anne’s work visit her on the web.


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