Anna Schuleit Haber is a visual artist whose work lies at the intersection of painting, drawing, installation art, architecture, and community. Her works have ranged from museum installations made with paint, to large-scale projects in forests, on uninhabited islands, and in psychiatric institutions, using extensive sound systems, live sod, thousands of flowers, mirrors, antique telephones, bodies of water, and neuroscience technologies.
Anna studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, creative writing at Dartmouth, and was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard. She was named a MacArthur Fellow for work that has “conceptual clarity, compassion, and beauty.”
Current projects revolve around seriality and memory, and include a body of 104 paintings based on Thomas Bernhard’s short fiction, as well as large-scale drawing commissions for architecture.
Anna has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Bogliasco, Blue Mountain Center, The Hermitage, Yaddo, Banff, and a visiting artist / guest lecturer at Brown University, MIT, Smith College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, The New School, Brandeis, University of Michigan, McGill, RISD, Boston University, Pratt, Bowdoin, and Syracuse University.
Her paintings have been shown at Coleman Burke Gallery and the Curator Gallery in New York, the Rhodes Art Center, MA, the Brattleboro Museum, VT, Mousonturm, Frankfurt, and at the Chocolate Factory in New York in a set-design for Ivy Baldwin Dance.
She was the visiting artist for the 2012 Benson Forum on Creativity at the Eastman School of Music, creating a project together with four young composers, Room for Five, based on four colors and their RGB-spectrum equivalent intervals in music. In 2012 she created her second set-design for dance at New York Live Arts, using light to motion-fuse her line-drawings with dancers in real time.
Ongoing projects include The Voice Imitator, a creative collaboration of 104 paintings and 104 piano pieces based on the short prose by Thomas Bernhard, which won a 2013 NYFA award. In 2014, Anna gave her first commencement speech, Believe the Bird, and moved to New Orleans with her husband, Yotam Haber, a composer. A selection of The Voice Imitator paintings was on view in a solo show at the gallery of the German Consulate in New York. Her paintings and works on paper are included in numerous private collections in the US and Europe.
Anna is now working on a new museum commission for Fitchburg, MA in 2015, in which she will be embedded as the visiting artist in a daily newspaper for 26 days to create a collaborative alphabet with leading typographers from around the world.