Anna Pinkas is a visual artist who collects and works with mundane details to find beauty and whimsy in our everyday life. Digital tools are essential to her practice - whether it be for capturing reference material, animating, or preparing files for printing - but she also strives to move away from screens by creating tangible and playful pieces. Collaborative practices also play an important role in her work: generating content through community workshops, or collaborating with other artists on specific projects. Traditional animation (which she studies extensively and teaches) influences her sequential approach: she often works in series and with the book format to surface the strange and beautiful qualities of common behaviors and objects.


Anna was born in Geneva, Switzerland (1985). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a full time professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Media Arts & Technology department.


EDUCATION

2010-12 MPS, NYU/Tisch, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York, NY

2004-07 BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024 Drawing Alphabets: BMCC Art Faculty Exhibition, The Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC

2024 “Leise-Park” #nfcdab2024 6th Ed, Berlin, Germany 

2023 “At Play”, My Coffee & Cream NYC, Brooklyn, NY

2023 Dreams, 23 Sandy, Collins Memorial Library, Tacoma, WA

2023 The Art of the Book & Paper 2023, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY

2023 WAH Salon Show, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NYC

2023 Working On It: BMCC Faculty Exhibition, The Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC

2021 Maternochronics, Online Exhibition

2018 Digital Connection/Analog World, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

2017 Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum, NYC

2016 Nasty Women Exhibition, The Knockdown Center, NYC

2015 Simultan Festival, Timișoara (Romania)

2014 Condition:Used, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc, Online Exhibition

2014 Macromen: Trims, New York Live Arts Center, NYC

2013 Ideas City Festival, The New Museum, NYC

2012 Storywalks at Eldridge Street, The Museum at Eldridge Street, NYC

2012 Down the Rabbit Hole, The Knockdown Center, NYC


HONORS

2021 FATE Conference, Presenter, Online

2019 International Conference on the Arts in Society, Presenter, Lisbon (Portugal)

2018 Annual Humanities & Technology Association Conference, Presenter, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

2016 FATE Conference, Presenter, Kansas City, MO

2016 CUNY IT Conference, Presenter, NYC

2016 The Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace, Fellow, NYC

2016 Design Incubation, Fellow, NYC

2015 CUNY IT Conference, Presenter, NYC

2013 The American Folklore Society Conference, Presenter, Providence, RI

2013 EDesign Program, Fellow, NYC

2012 Institute for Electronic Arts, Artist in Residence, Alfred University, NY


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS

2021 Quotidian, Volume II

2016 ARTiculAction Magazine, Digital Publication

2015 Touch.My.Prints, Issue 04, Digital Publication