About The Artist

Through abstraction, color, and layered imagery, Anne Hughes creates a world of wonder and mystery, allowing both the artist and viewers to embark on an adventure of imaginative connections.                 

Detail of Under Canopies

"Anne has a lyrical gift of bringing us into a magical multi-dimensional, gardened universe. 
Her work has a timeless impact. It is the story of life, the existence of the internal and the external universe, nature, perception, relationships, time, simultaneity, space, physicality, mystery, joy, etc.; and how all of this, and more, work flawlessly together.
Anne Hughes takes us on a visual tour pulling us in and out of complex connections. Her work is outer worldly, conceptually brilliant, and much more about experiencing than explaining."

Wolfgang Krol: retired professor of art, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec.

Anne Hughes has exhibited across Canada and the United States, including solo exhibitions at The University Club of Chicago; Perkinson Art Gallery, IL; Homer Watson House and Gallery, ON; Minnetonka Center for the Arts, MN; Prairie Gallery, AB; Galerie de la Ville, QC; McClure Gallery, QC; Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Wakeley  Gallery, IL; Buckham Gallery, MI; Dorval Cultural Centre, QC; Galerie Port-Maurice, QC; The Tarble Arts Center, IL; ZIA Gallery and Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago; Art Now and AQUA, in the Art Miami/Basel satellite exhibitions; among others.  

She is the recipient of the William B. Bruce Fine Arts  European Travel Scholarship from the Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation and Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation grant. Hughes has been awarded a number of Artist Residency Fellowships including The Millay Colony for the Arts, NY;  Ucross Foundation, Wyoming; Ragdale Foundation, IL; Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA and the Anderson Center, MN.  Her work can be found in the collections of the Scholl Foundation, Red Wing Hospital, Galesburg Civic Art Center; Alfred Dallaire, Montréal; and private collections in Canada, Switzerland and the United States.

Hughes holds a BFA from Concordia University, Montréal; MA in Art, Eastern Illinois University; and MFA in Painting, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.  

For over twelve years, Hughes has brought artists and collectors together, through her work at ZIA Gallery in the Chicago, IL region.

Anne Hughes has served as juror, speaker and curator; conducted workshops and critiques; and taught art as an adjunct. She advocates that endless combinations of interests can be pursued through creativity. 

I believe our whole world needs the arts. We hunger for depth, sincerity, and fulfillment. Fostering creativity can help us achieve these goals.


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