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Audrée Anid
b. 1990, USA

"Photographs are relics that allow me to freeze a singular moment, and in doing so, render the past visible through light and a lens. Painting to me is limitless, the only constraint being the surface I choose to paint on."

Audrée Anid is a Lebanese/American mixed-media artist whose work spans photography, painting, and printmaking. Audrée was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and grew up in the Bronx, New York. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York.

Recent solo exhibitions include "Memorial Passageway" at ArtLab, Beirut. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at venues in New York including Photoville NYC at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Equity Gallery, Gallery at BRIC House, NARS Foundation, and internationally at The Beirut Contemporary Global Art Fair, Beit Beirut, Museum and Urban Cultural Center in Beirut, Lebanon, among others. She is based in Brooklyn, New York and Beirut, Lebanon.

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Credentials

Solo exhibitions
International group exhibitions
Award winner
University permanent collection

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Series Statement

These works are a continuation of my mixed media practice of painting the surfaces of 35mm color-film photographs I have taken in Beirut, Lebanon pre-2020. For the first time, I hand-painted the works directly using gouache paint which has a more matte and liquid finish. Many of the photographs I take are mid-transit; whether it be walking along city streets or sitting in the passenger side of a car while paused in traffic or photographs I’ve taken while flying. The snapshots are embedded with the memory of moving through the spaces. Many of these streets and views have since changed; buildings are erected or demolished, Beirut is constantly transmuting over time. Untitled and Round the Corner are photographs I took near my family's apartment in Gemmayze, the views are so familiar to me yet, the neighborhood keeps shifting each time I visit. In a sense, these photographs become relics.

As far as my technique, I try and emphasize a color that already exists in an image, a slight pink hue in a building or a hazy blue in a skyscape. For example, in Skyline passageways, I borrowed some of the orange tones in the buildings and created a dreamlike skyline. There are also times when I like to insert colors and textures that seem to be in conflict or are altogether alien to the imagery. Color and form become enmeshed in each other, the paint and the photograph are inseparable, the space is an altogether new one. There’s something visceral about disrupting photographs with the physicality and brightness of paint, sometimes it’s an erasure of sorts (a means to cover portions of the image beneath) and other times I can’t really imagine the photograph without the paint (it becomes symbiotic).


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Education

2017 MA Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
2012 BA Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 'Memorial Passageway', ARTLAB, Beirut, Lebanon
2018 'Formations', Artscoops, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 (DIS) located silence: paintings, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 'Chromatic Reveries', NARS Foundation, New York, USA
2018 'Break All Frames', Beit Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
2018 Artist in the Artists on Art Program, Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York, USA
2018 'Let's take a moment', Dubai Design District, Dubai, UAE
2018 'Memory Palace', Equity Gallery, New York, USA
2018 'Eminent Domain', Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
2018 Creative Tech Week Exhibition, NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, New York, USA
2018 Annual Members Invitational, Equity Gallery, New York, USA
2017 'TRUTH exhibition', BRIC Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2017 'Recover', The Living Gallery Outpost, New York, USA
2017 'Arts Suzhou', Suzhou Arts and Culture Centre, Suzhou, China
2017 Recess Benefit Auction, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2016 'Justice and Beauty', Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
2016 Collective Lebanese Exhibition, New York, USA
2016 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Members Show, New York, USA
2016 'Studio Works', Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
2016 Recess Benefit Auction, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2015 Collective Lebanese Exhibition, New York, USA
2015 'New Jack City', Humble Arts Foundation Digital Exhibition
2015 'Art Love New York', S Artspace Gallery, New York, USA
2015 'SEAL Benefit Action', New York, USA
2015 Recess Benefit Auction, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2014 'Reframe: An Exploration of Memory and Nostalgia', Photoville NYC, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA
2014 'CityArts', Lazzoni SOHO, New York, USA
2014 'Silenced', Space Womb Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA
2014 Pop-Up Art Show, Bronxville, New York, USA
2014 Beirut Contemporary Global Art Fair, Art Lounge Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 Paddle 8 CITYArts Benefit Show
2014 'Square', Space Womb Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA
2014 'Insta-Artist', Annmarie Scultpure Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland, USA
2014 'Small Works Exhibition', National Association of Woman Artists, Inc. Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA
2014 'Winter Air', View Arts Center, Old Forge, New York, USA
2013 Dacia Gallery Times Square Art Show, Manhattan, New York, USA
2013 Empty Stretch presents Petty Thieves Three projection, Petworth Citizen + Reading Room, Washington DC, USA
2013 'Color My World', Space Womb Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA
2013 'RE-STRUCTURE', Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2013 Small Works Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2013 'Lebanese History on Canvas', Lebanese Consulate of New York, USA
2012 'Inspired Colleagues; Selected Work by Teachers and Students', NYIT Gallery 61, New York, USA
2012 POP-UP Art Show, Bronxville, New York, USA
2008 SEAL’s Silent Auction, Mark Hachem Gallery, New York, USA


Awards

2017 Pan-National Arts Sino-US Arts Exchange Award, Suzhou Arts and Culture Centre, Suzhou, China
2016 Myers Art Prize, Teachers College, Columbia University


Permanent Collections

Teachers College, Columbia University


Curatorial Projects

2018 Skip/Salvage by Rata Projects, 131 Chrystie Street, New York, USA
2013 RE-STRUCTURE, Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA


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