Anna’s drawings and paintings, including works from The Voice Imitator series, were recently on view at Art Central Hong Kong, as well as Start at Saatchi in London.
Anna Schuleit Haber is a visual artist whose work lies at the intersection of painting, drawing, installation art, architecture, and community. Her works have ranged from museum installations made with paint, to large-scale projects in forests, on uninhabited islands, and in psychiatric institutions, using extensive sound systems, live sod, thousands of flowers, mirrors, antique telephones, bodies of water, and neuroscience technologies. Current projects revolve around seriality and memory, and include a body of 104 paintings based on Thomas Bernhard’s short fiction, as well as large-scale drawing commissions for architecture.
Anna studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, creative writing at Dartmouth, and was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard. She was named a MacArthur Fellow for work that has “conceptual clarity, compassion, and beauty.”
Anna has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Bogliasco, Blue Mountain Center, The Hermitage, Yaddo, Banff, and a visiting artist / guest lecturer at Brown University, MIT, Smith College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, The New School, Brandeis, University of Michigan, McGill, RISD, Boston University, Pratt, Bowdoin, and Syracuse University.
Her paintings have been shown at Coleman Burke Gallery and the Curator Gallery in New York, the Rhodes Art Center, MA, the Brattleboro Museum, VT, Mousonturm, Frankfurt, and at the Chocolate Factory in New York in a set-design for Ivy Baldwin Dance. She was the visiting artist for the 2012 Benson Forum on Creativity at the Eastman School of Music, creating a project together with four young composers, Room for Five, based on four colors and their RGB-spectrum equivalent intervals in music. In 2012 she created her second set-design for dance at New York Live Arts, using light to motion-fuse her line drawings with dancers in real time.
Ongoing projects include The Voice Imitator, a creative collaboration of 104 paintings and 104 piano pieces based on the short prose by Thomas Bernhard, which won a 2013 NYFA award. In 2014, Anna gave her first commencement speech, Believe the Bird, and moved to New Orleans with her husband, Yotam Haber, a composer. Anna’s drawings and writings have been published in the Massachusetts Review, Virginia Quarterly, and Agni, and a selection of The Voice Imitator paintings was on view in a 2015 solo show at the gallery of the German Consulate in NYC.
Live Drawing Cycle, Dartmouth Biennial, Hood Museum Courtyard, 2015
2015 commissions included a three-month cycle of daily live drawings transmitted from New Orleans to the Dartmouth Biennial, as well as a museum commission for Fitchburg, MA, in which Anna was embedded as a visiting artist in a daily newspaper for 26 days. Read more about it in Creative Review (UK). The project received two New England Newspaper & Press Association awards.
Anna’s paintings and works on paper are included in numerous private collections in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She is based in New Orleans and New Hampshire.