ARTIST STATEMENT: Audrée Anid is a mixed-media artist whose work spans photography, painting, and printmaking.
Audrée is interested in the medium of photography and painting as a mechanism for speaking about her present state, specifically, her interaction with everyday urban architectural landscapes, Anid's work examines the manipulation of structure as a means to deconstruct and reconfigure space and the human form. Her paintings are linked to her personal history, her re-imagination of the spaces she inhabits and spaces of the past and shed light on the vacillating nature of identity and how its struggle can be interpreted through the visual language of painting.
Audrée was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and grew up in the Bronx, New York. With roots in Beirut, Lebanon, Audrée is a first-generation American. She holds a B.A. in French Studies and Studio Art from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. She has exhibited at Photoville NYC at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Humble Arts Foundation, The Beirut Contemporary Global Art Fair, The National Association of Women Artists, Brooklyn Fire Proof East Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, and Space Womb Gallery, among others. Upcoming 2017 exhibitions include Arts Suzhou, in Suzhou, China. In 2016, Audrée was a recipient of Teachers College, Columbia University’s Myers Art Prize. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.