Ask Our Alumni: Anna Foer
Name: Anna Foer
Year: BFA ’80 (Fibers)
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Bio: Anna Fine Foer decided she was going to be an artist when she was 11, when she lived in Paris for a summer, visiting every museum and gallery. As a fibers/crafts major at Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) she became fascinated by the relationship between maps and the land they represent, embarking on a lifelong interest in maps and collage.
After emigrating to Israel, Anna worked as a textile conservator in Haifa and Tel-Aviv. She studied at the Textile Conservation Centre, Courtauld Institute in London, where she received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Textile Conservation. Back in the U.S., Anna worked in conservation for the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., and for many museum clients as a free lance textile conservator. At the same time, she continued to construct map collage landscapes with sacred, political and meta-physical significance, depicting three or more dimensions on a two-dimensional plane.
Anna now lives in Annapolis with her two sons. Her work has appeared at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Maryland Governor’s Mansion and the Israeli Embassy, and is in the permanent collection of the Haifa Museum of Art and the Beer-Sheva Biblical Museum. She was awarded a prize for the Encouragement of Young Artists for work exhibited in the Artist’s House in Jerusalem and received a Maryland State Arts Council grant for Individual Artists in 2008.