Anna Teiche’s practice grows out of experimentation with paint. Landscapes become charged with unexpected emotion, often losing their stability as an identifiable image; each painting shifting between abstraction, figuration, and identifiable horizon lines. Teiche’s work is a response to her recent experience as a caretaker for a loved one undergoing cancer treatment, and observations between the effects of illness and treatment on the body and the cyclical patterns of death and rebirth in ecosystems.
Anna Teiche (b. 1995, Bainbridge Island, WA) received her BFA in Art & Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2018). Her work explores intersections between landscape, climate change, and illness, using textural experimentations with oil paint to create interpretations of found landscapes, pulled from archival and historical sources, as well as her own travels around the Pacific Northwest and South. With this thesis exhibition, Teiche will complete her MFA in Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin.