My work focuses on the theme of the home and finding a place for myself within it. The imagery I use questions ideas about interior and exterior space and my interactions within it. I often recreate the environments I inhabit through obsessive mark making in drawing and installation processes. Physically, this manifests through two-dimensional and three-dimensional environments. In my two-dimensional settings, I use panel or paper to drawn on or manipulate with ink, paint, graphite, dirt, spray paint or screen printing processes. My three-dimensional environments allow for me to create installations by building out home interiors and priming each surface to create a new blank palette for my drawn hatch marks. My interiors then become interactive and function as a living drawing.
Anne Muntges is an artist who makes highly detailed drawings, prints, and installation art based on concepts of the home. Born in Denver and based in Brooklyn, her work was recently on view in the exhibition Work From Home: Anne Muntges & Alan Ruiz, with Art-In-Building at 125 Maiden Lane. Her work has been exhibited in New York at the New York Foundation for the Arts, International Print Center and Lilac Museum Steamship; in Chicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art; in Buffalo at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the University at Buffalo Gallery, and Indigo Gallery; and in Knoxville as a part of the Southern Graphics Council International Conference. She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University at Buffalo. Muntges completed a residencies at Anchor Graphics, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, & Ox-Bow, and received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books in 2014. In 2017, Muntges was awarded fellowships at BRIC in Brooklyn, NY and Guttenberg Arts in Guttenberg, NJ.