Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Anne Alexander Sculptor

One project I do is to  carve large wood log sculpture in public locations, where people can watch the artist at work. I also carve into tree sections or stumps at private homes by commission.

I have received several Maine Arts Commission Grants, two Pollack- Krasner Foundation Grants and a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant to study the art of The Taino Indian in The Dominican Republic. Art residencies attended have included; Brush Creek, Wyoming, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and VCCA in Virginia and Auvillar,France, Vermont Studio Center and Altos- de Chavon in The Dominican Republic. In 2020, I received A Maine Crafts Association Apprenticeship grant to learn to carve granite sculptures with Thomas Berger of Kittery.

I carve wood and stone and model clay to create my organic form sculptures. Small scale pieces  are exhibited in gallery shows and larger scle pieces  are exhibited in outdoor site sculpture shows. The imagery of my sculpture is derived from nature and the forms are organic.  Sources for ideas come from flora and fauna and small biological specimens.  This organic iconography suggests themes of germination, growth, cyclic changes, and regeneration. The fact that one expects these forms to be tiny is important as they become unexpectedly more powerful when enlarged to a gigantic scale. By enlarging the size of the forms, I wish to make the viewer aware of his/her size in relation to one’s environment and also to add an element of surprise or humor. As an artist, I wish to cause the viewer to become more aware of his/her body, size, and surrounding space as well as to enhance one’s connection to the natural world.

I worked as a full time art teacher in both public and private schools for over twenty years and am now spending more time as a sculptor and  am available to teach sculpture or ceramic classes and workshops. One of my special areas of expertise is teaching soft stone alabaster carving to kids and adults.

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I Have Worked With

  • November 2014

    Led a four month project which related to a sculpture I had installed in a park in Gardiner, ME. Children from the Boys and Girls Club did drawings and sculpture based upon plant pods. We had a small art exhibit as a culminating project.

     

  • May 2014

    Delivered and installed a large scale sculpture to be part of The year long Bull City Sculpture Show in Durham, NC.Twelve Sculptors had outdoor pieces installed  throughout Durham. Curated by Phil Freelon Architect.

     

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Anne
Job Title/Position: 
Sculptor
Mailing Address: 
26 Main St.
Windham, ME 04062
Physical Address: 
26 Main St.
Windham, ME 04062
Last Name: 
Alexander
Phone: 
207-671-8272

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New England Sculptors
Education: 
MFA Sculpture Alfred University
BA sculpture Bard College
Awards: 
Pollack-Krasner Foundation Award Granted Twice 1990 & 1995
Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship 1998-99 Dominican Republic To study Art of Taino Indian, and create a body of related sculpture.
Good Idea Grants GIG awarded twice from The Maine Arts Commission

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Art K-12 Maine