“Often with sociopolitical overtones, Anderson uses images, particularly the human form, to express ideas, emotions, and to make people think. Here she elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary forcing us to see value we miss when focusing our attention on the rich and famous.”
Celia Carl Anderson, Associate Professor of Art (Retired) grew up in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and moved to Alaska in 1979 where she maintains a studio in Kenai. She holds a BA Degree in Fine Arts from Oregon State University, an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Fine Arts, Arts Education & Anthropology) from Oregon College of Education and an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University. Anderson taught Visual Arts for 10 years at Mat-Su College and for 10 years at Kenai Peninsula College, both in Alaska. She then directed the Visual Art Program at Kenai Peninsula College and campus gallery from 2002 until her retirement in 2013. Anderson’s great love is figurative painting in any medium or mix of media. Her work is infused with intense energy and always expressive.
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