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Anne Low

Artist in residence, Stockholm, 3 June – 28 August 2024

Anne Low is an artist and weaver who lives on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Low creates sculptural forms, often using techniques and methodologies associated with histories of decorative arts and domestic interiors. Her practice includes sculpture, installation, textiles and printmaking to investigate how particular expressive forms are able to unhinge themselves from historical contingency and speak to contemporary subjects such as the domestic, the decorative, utility and taste. Having trained as a weaver over the last decade, hand woven textile history informs much of her work, alongside other arcane material histories, from that of utilitarian objects to furniture making. Despite being grounded in highly specific techniques, her work seeks to understand how these ways of making can provide a ground or conduit to explore the less tangible aspects of subjectivity, desire and memory.

Photo: Roberto Castell

Photo: Roberto Castell.

Recent solo exhibitions include Bury me, Franz Kaka, Toronto (2023); Medlar, Unit 17 Vancouver (2021); Figure like hearse, SAAG, Lethbridge (2020); Chair for a woman, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2019); Paperstainer, Mercer Union, Toronto (2018); A wall as a table with candlestick legs, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2018) and Witch with Comb, Artspeak, Vancouver (2017). Recent group exhibitions include a twister rag in a scallop shell, Astor Weeks, New York (2024); Interior, Michael Werner Gallery, London (2022);  La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2020); Art Encounters Biennial, Timisoara (2019); Soon Enough – Art in Action, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2018); Separation Penetrates, Mercer Union, Toronto (2017); Dream Islands, Nanaimo Art Gallery (2017); Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery (2016) and Reading the Line, The Western Front, Vancouver (2015). Her collaboration with Evan Calder Williams, The Fine Line of Deviation, has been exhibited at the 49th Berlinale Forum Expanded, Berlin (2019); Mercer Union, Toronto (2018) and Issue Project Room, New York (2016). Low was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2019 and the Loewe Craft Prize in 2017.