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Anne Lemanski studied at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, and the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. In 1992, she earned a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Lemanski was the recipient of the 2010-11 North Carolina Arts Council grant. Lemanski is a former resident artist for the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC, Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, and Ox-Bow Summer School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Anne’s work currently focuses on the complex, symbiotic relationship between humans and animals, and the exploitation of the natural world to suit our needs. She incorporates two-dimensional collage with three-dimensional sculptures that are cohesive and complementary in scope. In the two-dimensional works, there is a sense of suffocation as a result of human interference and the accompanying man-made byproduct, while the three dimensional works express a palpable tension when installed in the unnatural confines of a gallery or museum setting.