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Annie Varnot

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
"Swelling", plastic drinking straws, colored wire, packing balls, lightbulb, debris, thermometer, 18” x32”x32”
"Trap", plastic drinking straws, q-tips, pompoms, colored wire, mirrored deer, 12”x18”x15”
Detail of "Trap"
Detail of "Perelandra", mixed media sculpture, 5 ½”x23”x20”
"Varian Sea", floor installation composed of silica disks, laboratory equipment, water, cut drinking straws
Artist's Statement

Ms. Varnot's work is characterized by an unconventional use of pedestrian materials accumulating into sculptures and installations. On the cusp between abstraction and representation, it is as concerned with process as it is with depiction. Often the work, using the antithesis of one thing, illuminates the other: strength through vulnerability, life from death, private revealed to public, synthetic represented as nature. Global warming, landscape topographies, psychology, and disease inform Ms. Varnot's work. It is her goal, when a project is complete, that the original materials be transformed into something awe-inspiring, while balancing the dualities inherent in the work.

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Ms. Varnot has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in France and Canada. She has served as a visiting fellow at the La Napoule Art Foundation in France, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Nova Scotia, I-Park Artists' Enclave in Connecticut, Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts in California, and the Islip Art Museum in New York. Most recently she was selected as an artist-in-residence at Whiskeytown National Park in California and Weir Farm in Connecticut in 2010, and Jentel Artist Residency in Wyoming in 2011. She is the proud recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, Change Inc. Grant, Artists' Fellowship Inc. Grant, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant, and the Pat Hearn and Colin De Land Foundation Grant.