Anne Buckwalter is an American painter. She has participated in residency programs in the US and in Canada, and is a 2016 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Her work has been exhibited in Boston, Montréal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, and Rome, among other cities. She lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Inspired by the historic tradition of allegorical painting, my work explores how gender-related expectations are defined and disrupted. In my paintings, female figures carry out mysterious performances in ambiguous representational space. At once quiet and disquieting, these scenes raise questions about the strangeness of human behavior, the boundaries of roles, and the emptiness of social constructs.