“The work highlights our admiration for animals as symbols, and our exploitation of them to suit our needs”
Anne Lemanski’s dynamic menagerie of animal sculptures probes the links between natural and manufactured worlds. With a taxidermist’s sensibility, she presents her subjects in lifelike poses that are expressive and, at times, threatening. Elaborate copper wire armatures are covered with a variety of materials—in particular vintage papers—that are subsequently bound together with artificial sinew. Lemanksi’s work is a vibrant homage to the natural world, “highlighting our admiration for animals as symbols, and our exploitation of them to suit our needs.”
Anne Lemanski’s work is represented in many private collections, and the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina and the U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Collection, Karachi, Pakistan. She is the recipient of a 2010-11 North Carolina Arts Council Grant. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at both Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, and Ox-Bow Summer School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Residency Type Windgate Alumni Artist-in-Residence
Currently Based Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Medium Mixed Media
Residency Dates Jan 12 — Mar 25 2015