Anne Stagg

Anne Stagg is an artist and educator living and working in Tallahassee, Florida. Her abstract paintings move along the thread of her experience as she explores systems within systems, and in particular, the false promises they offer. She states, “Systems are manifest in every aspect of our lives, but they are never perfect. There is always something a little bit off. They are elaborate constructions that provide comfort but often ultimately fail.” She is interested in the moments that precede failure: when the promise it still present but the veil begins to lift and there is an awareness that something isn’t quite right. Color and pattern are touchstones in her work and she paints on canvas and felt constructions.

Anne Stagg is an Assistant Professor at The Florida State University where she serves as co-director of the Foundations Program in the Department of Art. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes in the areas of critique, theory, professional practices, and foundations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she is the recipient of several grants and fellowships. She is also the co-host of a podcast about contemporary art called The Open Call Podcast. More information about this podcast can be found on Instagram @the_open_call_podcast or on the website at


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