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.
"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 Tarble Arts Center, The University Club of Chicago, Perkinson Gallery, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Prairie Gallery, Galerie de la Ville, McClure Gallery, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Wakeley Gallery, Buckham Gallery, Dorval Cultural Centre, Galerie Port-Maurice, and others. She is the recipient of the William B. Bruce Fine Arts European Travel Scholarship from the Canadian-Scandinavian Foundation and a 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 has a BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University, Montréal, Québec; an MA in Art from Eastern Illinois University; and an MFA in Painting from Bowling Green State University.
For more than ten years, Anne Hughes has been represented in the Chicago area by ZIA | Gallery where her most recent 2021 solo exhibition proved to be an impressive focus on the power of art to inspire New Beginnings.