Annie Aqua’s current work explores freeway structures, how they function as public or private spaces in between the city and the suburbs, and how they are experienced in time and space. These structures, immediately recognized as iconic and everlasting elements of the suburban American landscape, are taken as a jumping-off point for processes of defamiliarization and disorientation. The artist’s own intervention seeks to deconstruct a societal structure and propose alternate trajectories of experience and understanding. Her other current body of work is a series of oil paintings exploring the canvas as a document, journal, and material object to be cut and woven.

Born in Denver in 1992, Annie attended Denver School of the Arts for violin through high school. She graduated from Scripps College in California in 2014 with a degree in Studio Art and Anthropology, also continuing her music studies through college. Outside of visual art-making and gallery work, Annie teaches violin and plays with local Klezmer and indie-pop groups.

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