About Anne Stagg

Anne Stagg is an artist born in Alabama, and has her MA in Painting from the University of Illinois. Besides being a painter, she also is an associate chair at Florida State University, and has been a part of other universities too. Anne Stagg decided that she would be an artist who would truly focus on the colors and patterns of a piece. She truly is able to grasp key ideas of how color is affected, and what it means. Stagg is enthusiastic on how color can have so many meanings, and can garther a new meaning in a snap. Stagg is inspired by the pixel composition of digital images when focused on, and other unorthodox things one would not think of when thinking of inspiration. Regardless, their very fascinating, and color is both a subject and context in her work. Her work has been showcased in many exhibitions in many states.



  • Dimensions, group exhibition, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 30 – July 24, 2018
  • Intersection of Art + Math, group exhibition, Schack Art Center Gallery, Everett, Washington, April 26 – ­June 2, 2018.
  • 2018 Abstract National, group exhibition (catalog), Mark Arts Gallery, MRK Arts Center, Wichita, Kansas, April 13 – July 7, 2018
  • Sign of the Times, Hambidge Fellows group exhibition, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA, March 3 – June 2, 2018
  • Transmigration, 2-person exhibition with Heather Beardsley, (Visiting Artist Lecture), The Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, February 20-March 30, 2018.
  • Creative Tallahassee, Council on Culture & Arts juried group exhibition, City Hall Art Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, March 7 – May 7, 2018
  • 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, group exhibition, Carroll Gallery at the Visual Arts Center, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, January 8 – February 16, 2018
  • Fragments, a COMMA project, collaborative exhibition in a box, edition of 100. Other artists include: Lorrie Fredette, Carlos Kempff, Chalet Comellas and Andrew Epstein. https://commabox.art/vol-2-fragments/, released February 2018
  • FSU Faculty Annual, group exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, January 12 – February 4, 2018


  • Abstract Catalyst, juried exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery [catalog], Portland, Oregon, September 23 – October 28, 2017
  • 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, [catalog], August 31 – September 29, 2017
  • Contemporary Art Survey, juried exhibition, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, May 12 – June 19, 2017
  • 2017 Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition, juried exhibition, The Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, May 23 – June 11, 2017
  • FSU Faculty Annual, group, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, January 13 – February 5, 2017


  • Restart, juried exhibition, Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY, October 1-30, 2016
  • Transformation, invited exhibition, Santa Fe College Gallery, Gainesville, FL, January 29-March 4, 2016
  • FSU Faculty Annual, group, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, January 8 – 31, 2016


  • Last Exit: Painting, juried exhibition, BAC – Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL, September 11 – October 10, 2015
  • You Are Here, juried exhibition, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, June 13-July 25, 2015
  • 2015 FATE Biennial Exhibition, juried members exhibition (Foundations in Art: Theory & Education), Herron Galleries, Indianapolis, IN, March 4 – April 18, 2015
  • FSU Faculty Annual, group, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL January 9-February 1, 2015


  • Fragments, 4-person exhibition, Lapham Gallery, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC), Glenn Falls, New York, August 22 – September 29, 2014
  • Unintended Consequences, solo exhibition, City Hall Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, May 6 – July 8, 2014
  • Positive Negative, juried group exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, February 17-March 14, 2014
  • National/International, juried group exhibition, Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, Chicago, Illinois, April 25 – May 24, 2014.
  • Herstory, juried group exhibition, Liz Long Gallery, Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, Chicago, Illinois, February 15-March 14, 2014
  • By All Means, FSU Faculty Exhibition, group exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, January 10-February 2, 2014
  • Managing Diversity in Divided Society, invited solo exhibition as part of a conference at Georgetown University, Washington DC, January 29-31, 2014


  • Art + Design, group exhibition, Indi Go Gallery, Champaign, Illinois, June 7-30, 2013
  • R4: Transformation through Imagination, (travelling group exhibition)
    • Central Florida College, Citrus Campus, Lecanto, Florida, October 2013
    • EPA Regional Headquarters, Atlanta, GA, May 2013
    • EPA National Conference, Boston, MA, July 30-Aug 1, 2013
  • FSU Faculty Annual, group, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, January 4 – 27, 2013


  • Nature Naturians: a cura di Dores Sacquegna, international group exhibition, Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy, February 2012
  • Landformed: Pattern and Geoform, international group exhibition, Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy, January 7-24, 2012
  • Anne Stagg, Solo Exhibition, East Gallery, McKinnley Arts and Culture Center, Reno, Nevada, March 19 – May 4, 2012
  • R4: Transformation through Imagination, (travelling exhibition) Tallahassee Museum, Phipps Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, October – November , 2012
  • R4: Transformation through Imagination, Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, March – May 2012
  • By All Means, group exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, October 12 – November 18, 2012


  • Foster Collective, group exhibition, Big Muddy Media Center, Carbondale, Illinois, March 4-31, 2011 (traveling to California State University Northridge, Manzanita Hall Gallery, September – October 2011)
  • FSU Faculty Annual, group exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, January 7-30, 2011


  • Constructed Territory, group exhibition, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, October 31-January 9, 2011
  • The Foster Collective, group exhibition, Chicago Illinois, June-July, 2010
  • Gulf Oil Disaster Response, Landslide Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, July 24 – August 6, 2010. Connector Gallery, Huntsville, Alabama, October 16-November 3, 2010
  • SCRAP, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, December 3-January 2, 2011
  • Methods of Escape, solo exhibition, Robert F. and Elizabeth Adams Staley Gallery, Chipola College, Marianna, Florida, September 10-November 4, 2010
  • FSU Faculty Annual, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallahassee, Florida, January 30-March 28, 2010


  • Art MOB, solo exhibition, Kasha Laboratories, Tallahassee, FL, October 5, 2009-January 29, 2010
  • No Illusion of Containment, 2 person exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, September 4-25, 2009
  • Rocket City National, group exhibition, The University of Alabama, Huntsville, May 2009
  • Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama, group exhibition, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Troy, AL, August 14-November 8, 2009
  • Rocket City National, group exhibition, Solomon Gallery, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, May 14-September 4, 2009
  • Gulf South Regional Exhibition, juried group exhibition, Bridge for Emerging Art (BECA) Gallery, New Orleans, LA, April 2-May 23, 2009
  • FSU Faculty Annual, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallahassee, Florida, January 9-February 1, 2009


  • Construction and the Multiple, 3-Person Exhibition, Space 301, Center for the Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama. November 14, 2008-January 4, 2009
  • Daisy Chain Project, site-specific collaborative installation, Chicago, IL. 2008
  • 2-Person Exhibition, ARS Magna Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida. May 2-June 30, 2008
  • FSU Faculty Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL December 11, 2007-January 4, 2008

Artist Statement

My work intuitively explores color and pattern while seeking to elude specific meaning. We rely heavily on color as the key to interpretation and understanding information. For example, determining how far away something is, what is up or down, whether something is dangerous, how to read a map, or organize information, all rely heavily on understanding color in a specific way. We make sense of the world around us through color and we understand color through its environment. In context, color may reference histories of technology, nature, science, consumption, cryptography, time, distance, or culture, however, stripped of context any specific proscribed meaning is lost. Color is available to take on new meaning and references. In these paintings, I remove environmental clues and present color as both subject and context. My inspirations are many: the way digital images break up the more one zooms in, key codes necessary to interpret data, biological specimens under intense magnification, color swatches that reference trends in consumption. When freed from function, color becomes touchstones for memory and catalysts for the imagination.


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