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Anna Jacobson




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Artist Bio

Anna Jacobson grew up on a family-owned organic farm in northeast North Dakota. Influenced by her educator father and artist mother, she carries a passion for land, education, and art. Anna is a printmaker, teaching artist, and fine art framer. Currently, she serves as the Director of Education and Exhibitions for the Jamestown Fine Arts Association in Jamestown, ND. She earned her BA in studio arts from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 2003 and her MFA from the University of North Dakota in 2010.

Additional Information

Commemorative digital print created for 'home.', a UND MFA alumni exhibition that took place in January and February of 2024 at the University of North Dakota Memorial Union Gallery. Rusty landscape.

Artist Statement:

I use rust and printmaking to tell my story. My narrative revolves around family, tradition, the land, and memories. Printmaking embodies repetition, process, and tradition, offering predictability. In contrast, rust represents a natural process, color, and preservation, introducing unpredictability. I incorporate images of our family's land, memories and traditions, and Nordic symbols to represent my Norwegian heritage. I employ printmaking techniques to transfer these images onto paper with a transparent base and metal grit, akin to the foundation of shared family memories. By introducing time and environment through vinegar and plastic wrap, I create an evolving spectrum of colors. Just as memories transform with time and retelling, the unpredictable shifts in reds, browns, and oranges mirror this natural evolution. Ultimately, the core image, like our memories, undergoes a gradual transformation and is eventually captured on paper.




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