Anna N Vaughan

  • Butterfly
  • Blacktailed Hare Vase
  • Fern Wall hanging
  • Quail Vase
  • Frog
  • Beekeepers

Anna Vaughan: Bio/Statement

Anna Vaughan is an artist and educator who lives in Oakland, California. Originally from the Midwest, Anna ‘s creativity was nourished at early age by her creative DIY family. During summers Anna lived on a farm with her Grandparents where she spent most of her time barefoot and outside. This lead to a lasting and intimate connection with nature. This love of nature and encouragement toward creative play and is the foundation of Anna’s work as an artist.

Her current figurative investigations are first sculpted in front of a live model and finished with imaginative narratives. These works draw connection between the artist own inner world and the more direct experience of observation from life. Working with the figure provides exploration into cultural and historical and spiritual myths. Anna’s artwork responds to the interplay between natural, imagined and manmade environments as she endeavors to draw out points of connection and diversion between these worlds.

Ms. Vaughan lectures at a variety of Bay Area institutions, including The Potter’s Studio,
UC Berkeley’s ASUC Art Studio, California College of the Arts, and Laney College. Her involvement in the arts extends to include acting as a juror for exhibition programs at the Oakland Museum of California, and organizing and curating exhibitions for several non-profit galleries such as the June Stiengart Art Gallery, the Mercury Twenty Artist Gallery, the Pro-Arts Gallery, the NIAD Art Center, and Cell Space. She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA from Mills College.

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