2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, the underlying themes of duality, vulnerability and surviving recur in Anne Kantor Kellett’s art. The Rwandan genocide also impacted her art and moved her to lead missions to Rwanda, to help women survivors. Anne’s current work, entitled “Surviving Surviving”, is concerned with the burden of all survivors, bearing unbearable memories and at times transcending them. “Surviving Surviving” is an ongoing project, seeking to open dialogues among viewers. Included in the collection are bronze and hydrocal sculptures, oil paintings, large-scale b/w pastel drawings, and b/w photos. Anne attended the High School of Music and Art, is a graduate of Fordham University and the National Academy School of Fine Arts, and also studied at the Art Students League and the International Center for Photography. Recently, Anne was the recipient of a Newington Cropsey Foundation Fellowship for Sculpture under the direction of Greg Wyatt. Currently, she works in her studios in Long Island City, NY and Wilmington, VT. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries across the country and is in many private collections.