Kim Anno is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been collected by museums nationally and shown internationally. Born in Los Angeles, Anno recently had exhibitions at the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, Site Santa Fe Biennale: One Night Stand in New Mexico, and the King's Art Center, California Retrospective. Recipient of the Gerbode Foundation Purchase Award (SFMOMA, Honolulu Academy of Art Museum) and a Eureka Foundation's Fleishhaker Fellowship, Anno is the chair of the Painting Program at the California College of the Arts. The Zellerbach Foundation recently awarded her a fellowship in support of her new interdisciplinary work. Her recent interests and expertise has been in the intersection of art and science, particularly in aesthetic and social issues surrounding climate change and water. Risingtideconference.org was her idea. She is currently at work on, “Men and Women in Water Cities” a multi and single channel video project about issues of adaptation in sea level rise society. She is traveling to various water cities around the globe to film sequences and bring them altogether. Her next sequence involves inventing a new water sport, which she will film in both San Francisco, and Durban, South Africa in December 2011.
Her photograph was published in the October 2010 issue of Harper’s Magazine, and she will have a series of photographs published 2011 in the Viz Journal from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She recently exhibited her first collaborative multi channel video installation at the Berkeley Art Center in an exhibition titled, Intimate Nature. She recently had a solo exhibition in April 2011 at Sky Dive Gallery in Houston. In October 2011 she is presenting a monumental video projection multi-channel project for Atlanta’s Flux Projects program.