Artist Anna Kunz joins Rail Editor-at-Large David Rhodes for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Jessica Jacobs.
In this talk
Chicago-based artist Anna Kunz creates work grounded in a rigorous concern for generative process; her expansive practice emanates from painting, leading to installation and collaboration. She received an MFA from Northwestern University and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kunz participated as an artist-in-residence in the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, among others. Kunz has been honored with nominations from 3Arts Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Emerging Artist award from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Artadia finalist, Chicago, the Rema Hort-Mann Foundation’s Individual Artists Grant, and The Joan Mitchell Foundation.
New York-based artist and writer David Rhodes is originally from Manchester, UK. He is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail and has published reviews in Artforum, artcritical, among other publications. He has paintings in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and The Huntington Museum, Los Angeles. He published a book on Bernard Frize in 2019, part of the Lund Humphries series on contemporary painting, edited by Barry Schwabsky.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Jessica Jacobs reading.
Poet Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books, 2019), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards, and Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press, 2015), winner of the New Mexico Book Award and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal, she lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, Nickole Brown, with whom she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Spruce Books, 2020). Her collection of poems in conversation with the Book of Genesis will be out from Four Way Books in 2024.