Anne Collier

My Goals for Six Months, 2009


My Goals For Six Months, 2009
420mm x 594mm
Edition of 150




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About the artist

These are the final available editions in the series. Previously sold out and unavailable, this edition has been especially released from the Studio Voltaire Archive.

Anne Collier combines still-life photography with techniques of appropriation in meticulously arranged compositions. Photographed against flat, plain surfaces in her studio, found objects—record covers, magazine pages, appointment calendars, and postcards—reveal Collier’s interest in the mass media and popular culture of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Informed as much by West Coast Conceptual art as by commercial product photography and advertising, her deadpan pictures (which are often humorous and subtly self-reflexive) present a set of formal and psychological associations that frame recurrent tensions around power and gender.  

About the artist

Anne Collier (b. 1970 in Los Angeles) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Modern Institute (2017); ‘Anne Collier: Women with Cameras (Self Portrait)’; Minneapolis Institute of Art (2017); ‘Women with Cameras’, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo (2016); Galerie Neu, Berlin (2016); Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2014); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2015); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Touring: CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2014); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015 - 2016); High Line Art billboard commission, New York, US (2012); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2011) and Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE (2008).
 The artist is represented by Corvi-Mora, London; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.