Annie Glass was born in Melbourne Australia and lives in the bayside suburb of Hampton East with her family.
Annie has completed a three year degree at Monash University majoring in sculpture and receiving a high distinction for sculpture. After completing her degree Annie first focused on bronze sculpture; however, after having her first child Annie wanted to move to a quieter medium that she could practice from home leading to her experiments with wire.
Through her wire sculptures Annie aims to portray movement and also a lack of balance, so that the work can sometimes appear to defy gravity. Annie paints her galvanised wire pieces with metal paint and verdigris patina which is traditionally used on bronze and copper and what Annie originally loved to colour her bronze works with. She then paints the works with other acrylic and enamel colours which adds to the depth and movement. Some of her influences are Picasso, dogs, the beach, the female form and movement.
“I like to have humour in my work as I find that people can identify with a humourous piece. I like to give the works and Australian flavour and I find the beach, dogs and the Hills hoist work towards that. I want to remind people of their childhoods and just generally use human themes so people can identify with the work. It is figurative because I want it to be accessible to the average person and to tell a story about life. Sculpture is my passion and I am so lucky to be doing something that I love and it makes other people happy to.” - Annie Glass -
EXHIBITIONS - Group
2010 Art Melbourne, the Studio, Carlton
2010 Melbourne Flower & Garden Show exhibition, Carlton
2009 Art Sydney, Moore Park
2009 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
2009 Sculpture Association of Victoria annual exhibition, Manningham Gallery, Doncaster
2009 Toorak sculpture festival, Toorak village
2008 Art at Burnley Harbour, Burnley
2008 Every Picture Tells a Story, Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre
2007 She Who Dreams exhibition, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong
2002 With One Brush exhibition, Concert in the Park, Caulfield
EXHIBITIONS - Solo
2006 "Life Like" MGA (Monash Gallery of Art), Wheelers Hill
2006 "Snapshots", Atrium Exhibition Space, Bayside council, Sandringham
2000 "Suspended Animation", Helengory Gallerie, Prahran.
1999 "To Life" Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy