Hello. I'm Anna Marie January, a mixed media artist living in Los Angeles, California.
Currently I'm painting with acrylics on canvas in addition to my sculpting. I have fallen in love with nebulae and am also exploring patterns and symbols that have been a recurring theme in my life and have acquired a new significance for me.
My sculptures are made from hexagonal wire mesh (aka common chicken wire). The inherent qualities of the wire are perfect for creating lightweight pieces that are both form and space--there and not there. My wirework, whether a stand alone sculpture, or a piece that is attached to a painted canvas, allows air, light and love to move through it. Isn't it true that all the good stuff happens in the spaces between?
I discovered my love for working with the hexagonal mesh in 2010 while studying figurative sculpture with artist Cynthia Minet. In 2015, I began pairing my sculptures with my paintings. So, does this make my art 5D?
Inspired by the human condition and beyond, I hope to create work that sparks recognition, little patches of remembrance, and smiles for us both.
-Anna Marie January
2017 Seeing Blue, Gallery25N, Virtual Online Group Exhibition, http://www.gallery25n.com/SeeingBlue-2017.html
2016 Light Play, Group Exhibition, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
2015 Buenaventura Art Associations's 29th Annual Open Competition, Juried Exhibition, Juror Linda Kemp, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2015 My Sunset Woman Plays Guitar, Temporary Public Art, Malibu Guitar Festival, Malibu, CA
2014 Clothing Optional, Juried Exhibition, Juror David Elder, Second Place and People's Choice Winner, Studio Channel Islands Art Center Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, CA
2014 Planet, curated by Cynthia Minet, Group Exhibition, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA
2014 Anna Marie January: The Spaces Between, Solo Exhibition, Pink Flamingo Gallery, Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA
2014 Ventura County Government Center Show, Group Show, Administration Building, Fourth Floor, Ventura, CA
2013 The Bride: For Edith, Temporary Public Art, 8851 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
2013 Buenaventura Art Association's 27th Annual Open Competition, Juried Exhibition, juror Katrina McElroy, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2012 Group Exhibition, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA
2012 Group Exhibition, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA