Annie Bielski, Flower Bench II, 2020, wood, recycled polyester batting, ABS plastic, canvas, cotton, thread, acrylic, latex, paracord, hardware, 14.5 x 47 x 50 inches

Annie Bielski

ANNIE BIELSKI (b. 1990 in Toledo, OH) received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Bielski is an artist, performer, and writer. Exhibitions include Strong Winds May Exist, SEPTEMBER (Hudson, NY); Annie Bielski, Loveland, NADA (New York, NY); Bluets, Burning in Water (New York, NY); The Hardest Part is Just Gettin’ Here, Paris London Hong Kong (Chicago, IL); only to find, High Tide (Philadelphia, PA); a rose is a rose is a cave, Motel (Brooklyn, NY); Alongside :: D,A,K,A, Lodos, (Mexico City, Mexico); PICA’S TBA:16 with Dan Bunny/Bunnybrains, The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, OR); Strutting, Fretting, UB Art Galleries at The University of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY); among others. Bielski has performed at SEPTEMBER, The Museum of Modern Art, Coustof Waxman, Allen & Eldridge, Rachel Uffner Gallery, CANADA, and elsewhere. She was the Artist in Residence at Basilica Back Gallery in 2018, and participated in 1-844-NOT-Z00M ARCHIVES, Vol. 2, at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2020. She has collaborated with the University at Buffalo and FORT MAKERS to create limited edition objects and prints, and has released three zines independently. Bielski has collaborated with musician Jenny Hval, performed across the US and Europe, and contributed album art and music video visuals to Hval’s 2022 album, Classic Objects. She has interviewed numerous artists for The Creative Independent, and is a contributor to the monograph Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Comic Relief. Bielski’s work, performances, and writing have been covered by Art News, Hyperallergic, MTV, The New York Times, among others. Bielski currently teaches at the University of New Mexico, and lives and works in Albuquerque, NM.

Annie Bielski, Moonflower, 2021, acrylic, oil stick, and cotton thread on sewn canvas, silk, and polyester, 65 x 60 x 3 inches

Annie Bielski, The Applause After a Turbulent Flight 2021, cotton, polyester, tshirt, spray paint, thread, canvas, 14 x 12 inches

Annie Bielski, Gala, 2021, acrylic, gouache, graphite, wax crayon, on arches cotton paper, found wooden apple, 16 x 12 inches

Annie Bielski, Strutting, Fretting, 2019, Velvet, acrylic, cotton, found cotton skirts, curtains, antique cotton quilt pieces, thread, fused glass, wood, hardware, 91 x 199 x 5 inches

Annie Bielski, CLEARANCE cargo shirt #6, August 18, 2018

Annie Bielski, Ice cream licker (after Nancy), 2018, metal brochure rack, silk, extension cord, cotton thread, acrylic, canvas, 54.5 x 18 x 14 inches

Annie Bielski, Sway Bar Blues (after Bernadette), 2017, acrylic, wax, graphite, cotton thread, canvas, 65 x 60 inches

Annie Bielski, Hot Spring, 2017, acrylic, graphite, latex on Arches cold pressed paper, 12 x 16 inches

Annie Bielski, Loveland, 2017, HD video, 3:14 runtime, Edition of 5, 2 APs