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.
With past works that have been described by the New York Times as “extraordinary,” “powerful,” “moving and healing,” Anna Schuleit Haber’s projects have ranged from museum installations to large-scale interventions in forests, on uninhabited islands, and in psychiatric institutions, using extensive sound systems, thousands of flowers, live sod, telephones, bodies of water, and neuroscience technologies. She was named a MacArthur Fellow for work that has “conceptual clarity, compassion, and beauty.”
Her works have been featured in Hyperallergenic, The Paris Review, architects.org, The Atlantic, New York Live Arts, The Massachusetts Review, Newsweek, Health, PBS Thirteen Sunday Arts, The Wall Street Journal, Artforum, Street Eye (Denmark), The Moth, Americans for the Arts, Poynter, Fuse Magazine, Daily Times of Pakistan, Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Massachusetts Psychologist, Marfa Public Radio, Studio 360, and NPR Morning Edition.
Anna has held fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute, MacDowell, Yaddo, Bogliasco, Banff, and Blue Mountain Center, and has been an invited speaker at numerous institutions, including Brown University, Smith College, The New School, Brandeis, University of Michigan, McGill University, RISD, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Syracuse University, MIT, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Current projects revolve around seriality and memory, and include large-scale drawing performances for architecture and the stage.
Anna holds a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s in creative writing from Dartmouth. She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard when she became a MacArthur Fellow in the same year.
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.
At New York Live Arts, NYC, she created a performance work for dance at using light to motion-fuse her line drawings with dancers in real time.
Other projects include The Voice Imitator, a creative collaboration based on the short prose by Thomas Bernhard, which won a NYFA award. Anna works and writings have been published in the Massachusetts Review, Virginia Quarterly, and Agni.
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 with the sculptor John Bisbee at Sapar Contemporary in Tribeca, NYC.
Live Drawing Cycle, Dartmouth Biennial, Hood Museum Courtyard
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 premiered at Teater Grob in Copenhagen during the pandemic.
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.
Most recently she completed a 24′ x 7′ (7.3m x 2.1m) work on linen — “The Magic Years” — for a private collection in Florida.