Anne Buckwalter

Region: Northeast

Inspired by the historical tradition of allegorical painting, my work explores how gender-related expectations are defined and disrupted. My paintings usually portray female figures uncannily situated in vast expanses. Very often these fictional women engage in mysterious behaviors or act out strange performances. At once quiet and disquieting, these scenes employ uncertainty, tension, and ambiguous space as a way of investigating the emptiness of socially constructed roles.