Anna Von Mertens
(C) 2016 Anna von Mertens
Mental States (May)
2014, hand-dyed cotton on wooden stretcher, 54" x 100"
Photo (c) Kate Preftakes
Recent and Upcoming Projects:
Recent Awards:
2010 United States Artists Simon Fellowship

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Recent Press:
Stockton, Nick
The Art of Sewing Science Into Beautiful Quilts, posted 9/10/2014.
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Solo Exhibitions:
Above, between and in
May 1-31, 2014
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gold! And Other Fallen Empires
April 19-June 16, 2013
Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
What Could Be
March 1-April 12, 2013
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, Saint Augustine, Florida
January 6-28, 2011
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Dawn and Dusk
October 1-30, 2010
ProjectRoom, Lincoln, Nebraska
December 11, 2009-January 26, 2010
Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, New York
As the Stars Go By
January 5-February 22, 2009
Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, California
March 27-April 26, 2008
Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, New York
Look to the Heavens
September 4-27, 2008
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Burned Out by the Rising Sun
February 1-April 8, 2007
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California
Group Exhibitions:
Making Histories
February 7-April 4, 2015
Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Needle's Eye: Contemporary Embroidery
February 21-May 16, 2015
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
Ley Lines: Intersecting Conversations
February 7-May 2, 2015
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming
Getting to Know You
June 5, 2015-February 2016
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Mortal Parts: Figures in the Abstract
September 22-October 14, 2015
Biola University, Green Art Gallery, La Mirada, California
October 7, 2015-January 15, 2016
Marin Community Foundation, Novato, California
Curated by Patricia Watts
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Needle's Eye: Contemporary Embroidery
October 10, 2014-January 25, 2015
KODE, Art Museums of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home
August 7-30, 2014
Hap Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Curated by Marci Rae McDade
Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home
February 7-April 20, 2014
Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri
Curated by Marci Rae McDade
Now Read This: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky
February 20-October, 2014
Idaho Center for the Book, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Curated by Stephanie Bacon
Thing Speak
September 16, 2014-January 4, 2015
University of Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Uncontainable Portraits
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
2013 Rijswijk Textile Biennial
June-November, 2013
Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, Netherlands
Beyond Vision: messages from the holographic universe
March 4-April 6, 2013
Salisbury University Art Galleries, Salisbury, Maryland
Click link below for the NPR story highlighting my work in the Renwick's 40th anniversary exhibition
aired September 9, 2012
NPR All Things Considered
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40 under 40: Craft Futures
July 20, 2012-February 3, 2013
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
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At the Edge: Recent Acquisitions
July 18-December 23, 2012
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Data Deluge
March 2-July 29, 2012
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas
Curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Reynard Loki
The 2012 deCordova Biennial
January 23-April 22, 2012
deCordova Museum, Lincoln. Massachusetts
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Residue of Memory
May 18-July 15, 2012
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
Night Watch: Anna Von Mertens, Vija Celmins, Richard Misrach
May 3-June 2, 2012
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
September 12, 2012-January 5, 2013
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina

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