Works from The Voice Imitator series were recently on view at Art Central Hong Kong and at the Saatchi Gallery London. “The Alphabet” has been included in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Anna Schuleit Haber’s work lies at the intersection of painting, drawing, performance and 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 large-scale drawing performances for architecture and the stage.
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 works have been shown at Coleman Burke Gallery, the Curator Gallery, and Sapar Contemporary in New York City, the Rhodes Art Center in Massachusetts, the Brattleboro Museum, Vermont, and at Mousonturm, Frankfurt. She has also created work at the Chocolate Factory, NYC, 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 a performance work for dance at New York Live Arts, NYC, using light to motion-fuse her line drawings with dancers in real time.
Ongoing projects include The Voice Imitator, a creative collaboration 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 works 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 solo show at the gallery of the German Consulate NYC and in a two-person show at Sapar Contemporary in Tribeca, NYC.
Live Drawing Cycle, Dartmouth Biennial, Hood Museum Courtyard
Recent commissions include a three-month cycle of live drawing performances transmitted from New Orleans to the Dartmouth Biennial in Hanover, NH, as well as a museum/NEA 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. In 2019-20 she worked on SER DU MIG, a collaboration with CoreAct, in Copenhagen, Denmark, which just premiered at Teater Grob.
Anna’s works are included in numerous private collections in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as in the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. She recently taught in the Foundation Department at the Kansas City Art Institute, and prior to that, in the Fine Arts Department at the University of New Orleans.