The Kennedy Center

Anne Teahan


Anne Teahan’s art employs a range of two- and three-dimensional digital and physical processes, from drawing and painting to the construction of fragmented paper sculptures, often from torn printed drawings. Teahan, who lives in London, is interested in taking ordinary objects such as pots and shoes through visual transformations and variations. Her career as an artist has included employment in diverse settings, ranging from psychiatric wards to children’s workshops. Ten years ago, Teahan lost her voice with the onset of laryngeal dystonia and also developed an autoimmune disability that affects her energy. These experiences, and a long process of treatment and adjustment, have worked their way into her art in the form of fragmentation and reconstruction. Teahan’s art processes are about releasing, uncovering, and revealing visual spaces, as well as revealing emotional states related to loss and recovery.
'Ghost Glasses', digital print (9 inch x 13 inch)