Anna Von Mertens has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the United States including Harvard University’s Radcliffe InstituteBerkeley Art Museum; Ithaca College; Boston Center for the Arts; University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara; Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College; Mills College Art Museum; University Art Museum, Cal State Long Beach; University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery; Headlands Center for the Arts; Elizabeth Leach Gallery; Jack Hanley Gallery; and Sara Meltzer Gallery.

Group exhibitions include The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Kansas City Art Institute’s Artspace; Needle’s Eye at KODE, Art Museums of Bergen, Norway, which traveled to the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; a 2012 commissioned work for Ballroom Marfa; Aspen Art Museum; The 2012 DeCordova Biennial; and the 40th anniversary exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery.

Von Mertens is the recipient of a 2010 United States Artists Fellowship in Visual Arts and a 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award.

Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College; Berkeley Art Museum; Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery; RISD Museum; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; and Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont.

Anna Von Mertens received her MFA from California College of the Arts and BA from Brown University. She lives and works in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

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Harvard Magazine

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Pacific Northwest College of Art

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