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Biography

I grew up in the wonderfully spooky city of New Orleans. While other kids were running about in the fresh air,  I remained huddled inside - avidly reading any fantasies or fairy tales that I could find, and then trying to illustrate what I had just read. I fell in love with the work of  the classic illustrators of children's literature. Rackham, Detmold, Dulac, Nielsen, and Tenniel put faces to the characters that I loved in all the old stories.

I continued to try to draw. My efforts back then consisted mainly of bic pen renderings of mermaids, fairies, and Tolkein characters. Finally, I went to college and got some lessons at  the University of New Orleans. I learned to paint there, and in 1986 I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree . 

Immediately after graduation, I began working as a Mardi Gras float painter and designer. While I worked on my own paintings here and there, I didn't really decide on what it was that I wanted to paint until I moved to Los Angeles in 1996, and I started painting rather unconventional still lifes. Lately, I've become much more interested in painting animals and humans…especially magical ones, but I do still dearly love a still life-or what passes for one in my world.

I reside in Los Angeles now and I freelance as a scenic artist for theater, television and film. I also keep busy with commissions, illustrating a kid’s book, and- of course-working every minute that I can manage on my personal artwork, telling those stories.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS :

2018

Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Sexy Beast"

La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA “Spirit Animal” group art show

Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “Patterns”, “Loteria IV”, “Ho’olaule’a”, “Board and Room in a Mushroom”, “The Revival"

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Laluzapalooza"

2017

Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “Something Witchy”,“Tawdry"

Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “ Loteria III”, “Something Wild in My Garden”, “The Love You Make”, “Pinocchio’s Follies”, “Tiny Treasures"

Revolution Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. “Coven”, “Interfusion”, “Sonic Splendor"

Eight and Sand, Seattle, WA: Featured Artist  “Seven Deadly Sins”, “Insectarium"

The Hive Gallery, Phoenix, AZ: " You Have the Magic" 

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Laluzapalooza XXXI” , The 5th Annual Coaster Show

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA: "Surreal Salon 9" 

2016

Eight and Sand, Gift Art Group Show, Seattle, WA:  "Gift Art Group Show” , "The Great Outdoors" 

Cactus Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA:  "Symphony of Wings”, “Water” , " Sticks and Stones” , "Tiny Treasures XI"  

Chico Art Center, Chico, CA:  National All Media Juried Exhibition

Artsy Shark, online, Featured Artist November

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA :  "The Coaster Show” ,  “Laluzapalooza XXX” 

Coagula Curatorial, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA:  “Ten Top Artists” 

2015

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: "The Coaster Show" ,"Laluzapalooza" 

Gristle Tattoo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: "Libertine" 

Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI:  "Ink 2" 

Chico Art Center, Chico, CA:  "Contemporary Woman" 

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: The Hive 10th Anniversary Show 

The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ:  "Booked:Contemporary Literary Art”

2014

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA: "Surreal Salon 6"  2014 

The Virtual Tart Gallery, Second Life: "Unsorted" solo show 

Perihelion Arts and Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ: "Chimerical"

Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA: "24 and Under-A Small Works Show"

NAAC, Woodstock, Illinois "27th Annual Women's Works”

2013

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA:  "Surreal Salon 5" 

Las Laguna Gallery,Laguna Beach, CA : "Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact or Fiction" , "24 and Under"

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  Featured Artist for the month of October

International Guild of Realism,Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ: " 8th International Juried Exhibition"

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA:  "Surreal Salon 5" 

My work has appeared in:

“Infected By Art Volume 5”  2017

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“Infected By Art Volume 4” 2016

infected by art vol 4


"Vicious, Delicious, and Ambitious 20th Century Women Artists" 

vicious, delicious and ambitious

  a Schiffer Design Book


“Weirdo Noir”

weirdo noir

Chronicle Books

LINKS:

I’m the featured artist of the month for November, 2016  at Artsy Shark

You can find me over at Infected by Art

Here's a link to my Pinterest page:https://www.pinterest.com/anetfey/

I'm on Instagram: click here

I’m honored to be included in The Heroine’s Journey. You can check it out here


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