Anna Strickland began her artistic career in more traditional media: painting, drawing and printmaking. Her exposure to photography at the Cranbrook Academy of Art followed by concentrated work at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, enlarged her world of picture making and helped her to incorporate interests in social and political issues. After completing her Master of Fine Arts degree at Tufts University / Museum School of Boston program, she fully bridged the realm of printmaking and photography through a range of projects in non-silver photography, mixed media and installation.
Now as a mid career artist, Anna Strickland is impassioned with new ideas finding form in projects ranging from installations including glass pieces, large-scale graphite drawings to computer-based collage work. She resided in New York City and summered in Maine for nearly 20 years with her husband with whom she shares a passion for photography. Living between the two worlds of NYC and Maine has been integral to her work in so many ways.
She has taught in the Photography Department of Rhode Island School of Design for over 30 years. One of the courses she taught every year, Antique and Alternative Photography was in her area of expertise and the other involved bringing RISD students to Paris to work at Spéos: Paris Photographic Institute.
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