the artist

Anna Kell

Photo Credit: Rebecca Jampol

Anna Kell

Lewisburg, PA

Anna Kell

The Pennsylvania Convention Center acquired three (3) pieces of artwork from artist Anna Kell.  All are acrylic and oil paint on reclaimed mattress fabric.  While two are companion pieces (known as “The Hothouses”) and are installed together as a diptych, the mattress fabrics were found in the trash from different places – Gainesville, Florida and Columbus, Indiana.

Fast Facts

Name: Anna Kell


Place of Birth: Columbus, Indiana

BFA Miami University, 2005
MFA University of Florida, 2009

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Robert Horvath
Arnold Mesches
Katerie Gladdys
Richard Heipp
Sergio Vega
Clive Getty

Particular field of study or class work:
Studio Art (painting, drawing, printmaking)

Major influences/admired artists:
Modernist painters – Yayoi Kusama and Morris Louis
Pop artists – Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist
Sculptors – Claes Oldenburg and Ed Kienholz
Contemporary artists – Rachel Whiteread, Yinka Shonibare, and El Anatsui
Singer/songwriter – Gillian Welch

Favorite materials or media:
Found or reclaimed materials, usually domestic cast-offs (furniture and textiles) and, of course, paint

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Assistant Professor at Bucknell University (Lewisburg PA)

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