Visit Finch Lane Gallery on Friday, April 29 from 6-9PM to view new works by MW Artist Anna Laurie Mackay in the Group Exhibition Common Threads.
Fiber, as a material is something we interact with everyday. It exists in a vast hierarchy of objects that range from necessity to luxury. On the surface it is purely functional, but it can carry deep sentiment, history and meaning. This exhibition explores the use of textiles in the contemporary art-making context, and how we connect with fiber through narrative, metaphor, materiality and objectivity. For the exhibit, “Common Threads” we have gathered a group of local artists who approach textile and fiber in individual ways in a variety of media, some working with it literally, and others using is as a catalyst for inspiration behind their work.
Anna Laurie Mackay was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she currently works as a mixed media artist. She has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships including the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship, the Sustainable Arts Foundation’s Promise Award and The Ohio State University Fellowship Award. She graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Brigham Young University, where she was awarded the J. Roman Andrus scholarship. Later, she moved to Columbus Ohio and received her MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University. She has pieces in several permanent collections and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is a proponent of creating opportunities for women within the arts and has served on the Board for Artist: Interrupted, A Women’s Art Collective, and has organized and curated multiple shows for women artists.