AnnaBrooke Greene is an interdisciplinary artist from Georgia living in Tallahassee, Florida where she is an Instructor and MFA Candidate at Florida State University. She received her BFA from Georgia Southern University where she received awards including the Betty Foy Sanders Award and Pat Walker Award. Her sculptural assemblages and wall works connect to ideas of the domestic space, memory, personhood, and the body through materiality. Greene has exhibited regionally and nationally with recent and upcoming projects including her solo show with Thomasville Arts Center at Wall Space (2022) and group exhibitions at MoMA (2023), Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (2022), Working Method Contemporary Gallery (2022), 621 Gallery (2021), and Woman Made Gallery (2020).
My assemblage sculptural installations and wall works intimately connect to ideas of the domestic space, memory, time, personhood, and the body through materiality. I identify found and personal domestic objects as source materials that connect associations of gender, craft, and decoration as I draw on my personal relationship with the American South to explore the domestic space as a constructed narrative. Using labored processes and traditional women’s craft skills, such as metal working, glue washing, hand sewing and yarn wrapping, I manipulate and reform charged materials into uncanny echoes of what they once were in an investigation of the space in which they come from and the memory and history that they hold. My investigations are propelled by questions such as: How did these objects function to uphold traditional ideals within the home? How can I actively position myself in the work in relation to the place in which I and the source materials come from? And how can my artistic action offer a point of subversion or complication of the narrative in question?