ANNE HEBEBRAND (German, b.1958- )
Anne's paintings are like maps of memories and her ever changing impressions of the world. "My abstract paintings of overlapping geometric shapes rich in texture and color reveal an array of details of delicate transitions and passages. An ongoing exploration of cold wax and oil techniques lead to a tactile surface created not only by adding layers, but also by excavating and unearthing earlier layers of paint. I do not start out with a preconceived image, but a general openness to see what happens.”
Born into three generations of German artists, Anne Hebebrand’s paintings are anchored in the tradition of the German Expressionists. Anne’s approach to artmaking is inspired by Paul Klee’s description of drawing as a “line going for a walk” celebrating color, movement, spontaneity and an element of magic. A recipient of the Dana Pond Painting Award, Anne received her BFA from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts after moving to the United States in 1978. She wrote her thesis on Gabriele Muenter and her connection to Wassily Kadinsky at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she received her masters in art history in 1992. After teaching for many years at the college and high school level, Anne moved to Bath, Maine to pursue art full time.
Anne Hebebrand’s paintings are indeed beautiful, not just variations on a theme, but more like a studied conversation on painting with one painting giving dialog to another. Asked to comment on authenticity and the relevance of beauty in today’s contemporary art world she quotes Bryan Robertson, a former curator at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, “What I look for in art of any period is imaginative energy, radiance, equilibrium, composure, color, light, vitality, poise, buoyancy, a transcendent ability to soar above life and not be subjugated by it.” “What a tall order to follow.” Anne says modestly. “But, put into the most of simple of terms, I think a successful work of art is one that grabs you when you walk into a room, draws you near and then when you are up close, it will seduce you even more with details that were not visible from far away.”
Pamela Ambrose - former Founding and Executive Director of the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago and the former director of Rosa Esman Gallery, New York City.
Anne currently splits her time between Bath and Todos Santos, a small artist town in Baja California, Mexico, where she interprets the world around her through a process of intuitive exploration of color, technique and composition. Anne's paintings are in many private collections in the United States, Germany and Mexico. She is represented by the Galeria de Todos Santos in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico and by Pez Gordo in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico. Anne has been featured in several publications including the New York Times and Art New England.
2020 Anne Hebebrand, Carver Hill Gallery, Camden, Maine2020 Unearthing, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME – SOLO SHOW
2019 Delight in Disorder, Frank Brockman Gallery, Brunswick, ME – SOLO SHOW
2019 New Works, Galeria de Todos Santos, Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico – SOLO SHOW
2016-18 Galeria de Todos Santos,Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico 2013 The Wall: Full Circle, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT
2007/08/10/13 Faculty Show, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
2012 Opening Exhibit, MCC on Main, Manchester, CT 2010 Recent Work, SOLO, Theaterworks, Hartford, CT 2009 Beginnings and Endings, SOLO, The Landmark Gallery, Tarrytown, NY New Paintings, SOLO, 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT
2007 Recent Work, SOLO, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT In the Midst, Chase/ Freedman Gallery, West Hartford, CT Pattern Play, SOLO, Fenn Gallery, Woodbury, CT 2005/2006 Poetry in Color, Good News Café, Woodbury, CT
2005 Three Person Exhibit, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT Color, SOLO, The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, the University of Connecticut, Groton, CT New Work, SOLO, Ginger Druchyk Gallery, Glastonbury, CT
2004 Conversations, SOLO, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT Recent Works, SOLO, The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA Echoes: Color and Story, The Promenade Gallery at the Bushnell, Hartford, CT 2003 Meditations, The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut at Avery Groton, CT
2002 Square Reflections, SOLO, John Bryan Gallery, Farmington, CT The Connecticut Vision, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT B.A.R.E. Regional Artist Exhibition, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT Media Edge, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
2001 The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, the University of Connecticut, Groton, CT Colour , Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
2000 Three Generations: Into three Centuries, The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, the University of Connecticut, Groton, CT
1999 Lyrical Passages, SOLO, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT
1996 Oneta Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1995 Recent Works, SOLO, Oneta Gallery, West Hartford, CT EDUCATION
1992 University of Alabama, MA, Birmingham, Alabama
1982 Boston Museum School/Tufts University, BFA, Boston, Massachusetts