Anne Muntges , Home Facades, 2012; Pen & ink, acrylic paint, desk, 48 x 48 x 48 inches; Collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchased with funds from Collectors Club, 2016
Ann Muntges received her M.F.A. from the University at Buffalo (2008); preceded by a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute (2005). In an understated way, she describes herself as an artist “who makes highly detailed drawings, prints, and installation art based on concepts of the home.” Viewers are left to discover the intriguing, surreal quality of her work. In a brief artist’s statement, she presents her philosophical approach: “In my work I use imagery of the home to question ideas about architectural space, the nature of our interaction with it, and our perception of it. The home is an environment that creates atmosphere and structure through its constructed elements and decorations. These elements directly inform my drawing and sculpture so that the pieces can challenge the way we think about the spaces we inhabit.” This sculptural vignette by Muntges, who moved to Brooklyn, is from her University at Buffalo exhibition.