Anna Garner is an artist and educator whose work examines landscape, architecture and social patterns. She constructs landscapes inspired by theatrical set design and physically interacts within her environments to create fictional spaces for the camera to document.
Anna uses photography, hyperrealistic colors, raw materials and unrealistic forms to recreate ideal, instead of realistic, landscapes.
Q & A:
Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Performative, geometric and colorful
Favorite activity to do at home when you were a kid:
Your favorite thing to do in quarantine:
At-home workouts, catching up on reading list, Rummikub
Notes on Anna’s Artistic Process:
- She often uses the colors blue/green to relate to landscape elements
- She shoots all photographs on film and processes her images in a dark room
- Anna never shoots outside with natural lighting, but prefers to photograph indoors where she can control the lighting
- Lighting is an important element of her work, and she uses colored gels to alter the scene