Anna Morrel

Anna Morrel

Location: Japan


1977年 米国ペンシルバニア州生まれ
2000年 ペンシルバニア州立大学 気象学部 卒業
2000年 ペンシルバニア州立大学 数学部 副専攻卒業
2009年 イリノイ州立大学  作曲学部 修士課程 修了
2009年 イリノイ州立大学 声学部 修士課程 修了
2022年 個展  ギャラリー幸楓京都

独学で芸術を学び、自然の状態が時につれ変化するのを色やテクスチャーで再現する事に興味が有ります。主にアクリルペイントやテクスチャーを加える部材を使ってキャンバスや木製パネルに表現します。自然の物質が、変化し朽ちる様(特に金属が錆びるよう)や苔や腐りによって形を変えていくことに、長きに渡り魅了されて来ました。作品において、それを再現する事で観る人に時の経過への畏敬の念を強く呼び起こしたいと思います。さらに科学と音楽の両方を学んだので、アート、音楽、科学が出会う場所を探求することに興味があります。 私はこれらの分野にまたがる新しい種類の芸術的な詩を作りたいと思っています.

1977 Born USA
2000 Bachelors in Science Meteorology Pennsylvania State University
2000 Minor in Mathematics Pennsylvania State University
2007 Premieres of bassoon trio Twilight Dance, choral work Spring and Fall, and piano work Transfigured Etude
2008 Premiere of song cycle Snow Songs
2008 Utsunomiya Studio Calligraphy Exhibition Tokyo
2009 Masters in Music Theory and Composition Illinois State University
2009 Masters in Music Vocal Performance Illinois State University
2009 Premiere and Publication of song cycle Ixtab: Les Mots des Morts-Vivants
2009 Concerto Competition Finalist Illinois State University
2009 Recording Collaboration Ixtab/Katchmare with Nick Hoffman (voice)
2009 Recording Strategem by Nick Hoffman (piano)
2010 Recording No Nazi Noise “Zombie Generation” by Nick Hoffman (voice)
2012-2017 Kimono Tanoshimu-kai Member Kyoto
2013 Prefectural Womens Ship Wakuwaku Marche Charity Event Kyoto
2016-2022 Yasaka Jinja Gagakukai Member Kyoto
2019 Post-recording voice correction Giraffes on Horseback Salad soundtrack
2022 Solo Exhibition Gallery Kohfu Kyoto

A self-taught artist, I am interested in exploring textures and colors that mimic entropic processes in nature. I work primarily with acrylics and texture additives, painting on both canvas and wood panels. Long fascinated with the decay and weathering of natural materials (especially oxidation of metals such as rust) and the transformation of materials by moss and mold growth, I create similar textures in my works to provoke a sense of awe for the passage of time in my viewers. Because of my additional studies in both science and music, I am interested in exploring the nexus where art, music, and science meet. I want to create a new kind of artistic poetry that spans these disciplines.


Selected Works

selected acrylic works from 2022-2023

Flowers in Vase “Flowers in Vase”

28 cm x 38 cm, acrylics on canvas, 2022

komorebi 木漏れ日 “komorebi 木漏れ日”

acrylics and pumice on canvas, SM-size (2022)

self portrait “self portrait”

Acrylics on Canvas 230mm x 300mm (2022)

I fled that ground as lightly as a feather “I fled that ground as lightly as a feather”

acrylics and ink on canvas, FSM size (2022)

nspired by this verse from Dylan Thomas' 'I fellowed sleep:'

I fled the earth and, naked, climbed the weather,
Reaching a second ground far from the stars;
And there we wept, I and a ghostly other,
My mothers-eyed, upon the tops of trees;
I fled that ground as lightly as a feather.

Portrait of a Tinkerer “Portrait of a Tinkerer”

acrylics and gel medium on canvas, F8-size (2022) This portrait of Critical Role's Percy de Rolo has gone through many phases. I enjoyed learning a lot while working on it. The character is the intellectual property of Critical Role and this is my fanart interpretation.

Untitled “Untitled”

Acrylics and Inks on Canvas (2023)
227mm x 158mm