Bio:

Anne Muntges is a Buffalo, N.Y.-based artist who makes highly detailed drawings, prints, and installation art based on concepts of the home. In an artist statement she writes:

“In my work I use imagery of the home to question ideas about architectural space, the nature of our interaction with it, and our perception of it. The home is an environment that creates atmosphere and structure through its constructed elements and decorations. These elements directly inform my drawing and sculpture so that the pieces can challenge the way we think about the spaces we inhabit.”

Muntges received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2005 and an MFA from the University at Buffalo in 2008. Muntges’s work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and Buffalo as well as in Canada.

Artist Statement:

In my work I use imagery of the home to question ideas about architectural space, the nature of our interaction with it, and our perception of it. The home is an environment that creates atmosphere and structure through its constructed elements and decorations. These elements directly inform my drawing and sculpture so that the pieces can challenge the way we think about the spaces we inhabit.

My work exists in two different ways: two dimensionally (panels or paper drawn with ink, paint, graphite, dirt, spray paint, or screen-printing) and three-dimensionally (installations done by building home interiors to life size, priming every surface white and drawing hatch marks.) My drawings add chaos to the domestic home by skewing perspectives of walls and doors, changing the layout of rooms by morphing them into human figures, and abruptly inserting non-conventional architectural features. My installations challenge ones sense of space by making 3 dimensional pieces appear as flat drawings. The work is meant to disturb the order of perfection found in our home so that elements of grace are starkly contrasted with moments of discomfort.