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Danae Anderson

 

Anderson was born June 19, 1955 in Minneapolis Minnesota, daughter to Kinsey Anderson and Lilica Anderson, sister to Sindri Anderson. Kinsey became a professor of Physics at the University of California Berkeley where the family moved in 1960 and Danae was raised. She completed her BFA studies in Textile Arts at the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1978 and her MFA in Plastic Arts at San Jose State University in 1988. Although she focused on visual arts in school, she has studied multiple dance forms since the age of 5. Movement has a huge influence in her visual work.

 

Anderson has been commissioned numerous Public Art Projects, awarded Arts in the Schools positions, received a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant anda Fellowship from the Western States Arts Federation. Her work is represented in the collections of Crocker Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, City of Santa Cruz and San Francisco, Adobe, Syntex, CSC, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Ritz Carlton, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.

 

She presently works and lives in Truckee California where she paints, skis, backpacks, rock climbs, hikes, paddleboards, swims, dances, and more! She is a very proud mother of an Olympian son and a remarkable coach and outdoor enthusiast daughter.

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Past Exhibition

SHE SANG FOR YOU | works by Danae Anderson, 2019


Coming Up

ZINC contemporary 2020


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Want to see available works?

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Circle/Bone/Play
48 x 54″ oil and mixed media 

Movement and music vitally inflect the improvised choreography of the paintings. The relationship with the “canvas” is intense and instinctive, accessing and allowing marks that arise through the uncensored conscious. Chance associations arise from the immediacy/physicality of intuition and observation. The residue of these actions reveal a visual narrative that documents and honors human experience. A deep overly of play, language, events, dreams, objects, the self, the ordinary, sense/nonsense, the seen/unseen, the ancestors and progeny, memory and daily experience is recorded.

— Danae Anderson

Movement and music vitally inflect the improvised choreography of the paintings. The relationship with the “canvas” is intense and instinctive, accessing and allowing marks that arise through the uncensored conscious. Chance associations arise from the immediacy/physicality of intuition and observation. The residue of these actions reveal a visual narrative that documents and honors human experience. A deep overly of play, language, events, dreams, objects, the self, the ordinary, sense/nonsense, the seen/unseen, the ancestors and progeny, memory and daily experience is recorded.

— Danae Anderson

“Through the release of the subconscious, free association, the allowance for chance and accident, and the physicality of the process and materials, human experience is marked.”

There Is Your Heart
42 x 36″ oil and mixed media 

“Through the release of the subconscious, free association, the allowance for chance and accident, and the physicality of the process and materials, human experience is marked.”

DanaeAnderson_IT'SHERETOO_42x48_oilandmixedmediaonpanel
It’s Here Too
42 x 48″ oil and mixed media

In original cultures, things created (the making of objects: art), and things happening (music and dance) are one. Action/process become the principal mode of thought. The artist is called to respond to the things happening and so documents the imperatives of life.

 

— Danae Anderson

In original cultures, things created (the making of objects: art), and things happening (music and dance) are one. Action/process become the principal mode of thought. The artist is called to respond to the things happening and so documents the imperatives of life.

 

— Danae Anderson

Have Questions?

Artist Q & A

 

Q:

What do you listen to when you’re working?

A:

Really fun music that you can dance to.