Anne Q. McKeown

Master Papermaker

Anne Q. McKeown is an artist, her work involves exploration, working with painting, printmaking, papermaking and wire drawings. She makes and takes apart systems using color, chance and intuition. She has traveled to and worked in Egypt, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Cuba, Ghana, and South Africa. She has worked with artists at the Artist Proof Studio and Phumani Paper in Johannesburg, South Africa, and conducted a paper workshop with El Anatsui in Takoradi, Ghana. McKeown has spoken on art discussion panels, including an interview with Richard Tuttle at the New York Editions and Artist Book Fair 2008. 
 
More recently she participated in Aesthetics and the Life Sciences Symposium, as member of Rutgers Arts Online Panel, at Zimmerli Museum and in Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. She has juried exhibitions, including the 2007 Philagrafika Invitational Portfolio, and has presented her work as a visiting artist at various Universities, including the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. McKeown has taught Art Appreciation and Drawing at the University of Connecticut in Stamford and Papermaking at Mason Gross School of the Arts; as well as many workshops and demonstrations, including the Pulp Painting Symposium at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas. 
 
Since 2001 she has been the Master Papermaker at the Brodsky Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts. She was Art Director for five artists chosen for NEA Grant to work in print and paper at Brodsky Center. McKeown holds her B.A in Studio Art, Skidmore College and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art. She was a Fellowship member at SOHO20 CHELSEA Gallery, New York. She participates in Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she co-coordinated and taught a Newark Arts Council funded Paper in the Alley open workshop with Lisa Conrad. She has shown at the Hall of Awa in Yamakawa, Japan, JARFO Gallery in Kyoto, Japan; at Rupert Ravens Contemporary and Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ and the Hogar Collection Gallery in Brooklyn, NY among others. Her work involves exploration, working with painting, printmaking, papermaking and wire drawings. She makes and takes apart systems using color, chance and intuition.