Anna Kunz makes works on paper, paintings, sculptures, installations, and projects that seep out of the rectangle, often using painted and dyed fabrics that function like nets to capture and manipulate light and color. Her experiential works are often combined with objects or surfaces that add complexity and invite viewers to structure the space in time by passing through them. Kunz’s work has been included in numerous national and international collections. She has had exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Madrid, and Poland.
She has worked collaboratively with architects, dancers, and musicians to create décor for theatrical and dance productions, namely for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and The Seldoms Dance Co. Other collaborators include those with choreographer Paige Calderella, Benji Ninja and Family Vougers, and the Performance Collective, “Industry of the Ordinary” for a retrospective at the Chicago Cultural Center. In Spring 2019, she will install a suspended work in a new building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC designed by Helmut Jahn alongside work by Alice Aycock and Chris Wood.
Kunz has served as a curatorial advisor and creative partner for several private organizations and artists. In 2010, she curated a large, international, outdoor exhibition called “Nature Unframed” for the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. She has operated a “pure platform” nomadic exhibition space called “Kunz, Vis Projects,”periodically with artist Niels Vis of Amsterdam and Rosalinda Gonzalez of New York from her garage in Chicago.
Anna Kunz has been honored with nominations from 2017 3Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Emerging Artist award from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Artadia Chicago, and Rema Hort-Mann Foundation's Individual Artists Grant.
Kunz participated as an artist-in-residence in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Adele and Sam Golden Foundation in New York. Her work was recently on view at DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati and the Hyde Park Arts Center in Chicago. In 2019, she will present new works at Galleri Urbane in Dallas + Marfa and collaborate with architect Emmanuel Pratt of the SWEETWATER FOUNDATION.