Kept Like Dogs, 2009, Oil on Panel, 12 x 12 inches.
Anne Canfield is a visual artist living and working near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Canfield is known for her small, detailed works in graphite and oil on paper and panel. She has shown extensively in group and solo exhibitions nationally and her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. Canfield is an alumna of Moore College of Art & Design and The Yale School of Painting, Norfolk. She been awarded fellowships through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and has been a recurring resident artist at Soaring Gardens in Pennsylvania. As a visiting artist and critic, Canfield has shared her knowledge with students at both the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. She is affiliated with Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York, NY.
Canfield describes her work and process as, "Loosely narrative, my pieces reveal quiet, solitary moments that are trapped and brought to stand still. My drawings and paintings are concerned with identity, memory and psychological phenomena. Each piece symbolically explores these fixations. While combing this awareness of being, time and place, my works reflect the contemporary human condition as seen through environments that humans create, destroy, transform, and inhabit. My own daydreams and observations of everyday life (wherever I might happen upon them) pose subject to my musings as well."