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Anne Stagg is an artist and educator living and working in Tallahassee, Florida. Her abstract paintings move along the thread of her experience as she explores systems within systems, and in particular, the false promises they offer. She states, “Systems are manifest in every aspect of our lives, but they are never perfect. There is always something a little bit off. They are elaborate constructions that provide comfort but often ultimately fail.” She is interested in the moments that precede failure: when the promise it still present but the veil begins to lift and there is an awareness that something isn’t quite right. Color and pattern are touchstones in her work and she paints on canvas and felt constructions.


Anne Stagg is an Assistant Professor at The Florida State University where she serves as co-director of the Foundations Program in the Department of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she is the recipient of several grants and fellowships. Anne also co-hosts and co-produces a podcast with Laura Tanner Graham about contemporary art called, The Open Call. More information about the podcast can be found at or on Instagram @the_open_call_podcast.


1996 - 2000

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1992 - 1996

University of Alabama at Huntsville

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