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Anne Lemanski is a multidisciplinary artist currently focusing on the complex, symbiotic relationship between humans and animals, and the exploitation of the natural world to suit our needs. She incorporates two-dimensional collage with three-dimensional sculptures that are cohesive and complementary in scope. In the two-dimensional works, there is a sense of suffocation as a result of human interference and the accompanying man-made byproduct, while the three dimensional works express a palpable tension when installed in the unnatural confines of a gallery or museum setting.
Anne Lemanski studied at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, and the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. In 1992, she earned a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Lemanski was the recipient of the 2010-11 North Carolina Arts Council grant. Lemanski is a former resident artist for the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC, Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, and Ox-Bow Summer School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. Now living in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, she is building a studio constructed from recycled shipping containers. Her work is in many private collections, and the permanent collections of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art; Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC; and the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies collection, Karachi, Pakistan.