Anne Morrison Rabe
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Aspiring to be a children's book illustrator, I studied art at UC Santa Cruz and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Life had different plans, however, so I embarked on a career in advertising, and later founded a printing business with my husband. I have utilized many creative outlets over the years - from gardening to cooking - but have always taken photos to record events, travels and the people in my life.
I look at the natural, mostly botanical, world and what others might pass by, from an unusual perspective. My photography verges on the abstract or painterly, an illustrative rather than literal medium. Using an iPhone and multiple applications, my method is truly mobile, bringing an immediacy to my work that allows me to chronicle and share my unique point of view. I use different media on which to reproduce my photographs including aluminum, acrylic, canvas, wood, as well as paper.
My photographs are featured in the newly published fine art books “Wild Lands” and “Fun Size” curated by Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. In March, 2022, I was among 50 international artists and galleries showing at the Superfine Art Fair at Fort Mason in San Francisco, CA. My work has recently been juried into live exhibits at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA and the Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA. Current juried online exhibitions include: Manhattan Arts International - “Her Story 2022;” Marin Society of Artists - “Artists Vision 2022;” The Artist Alliance.Space - various exhibitions; and Artful Galleries Online Art Source. I was awarded an honorable mention in the 2020 International Mobile Photography Awards. My work has been shown at galleries and juried shows including Make Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Hollie’s Homegrown and The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA; Michael Friedes Interior Design and AMFA Gallery, Orinda, CA; the U.C. Theatre Gallery, Berkeley, CA; The Lindsay Dirxx Gallery, San Ramon, CA; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; and Art-On-The-Rocks, Marquette, MI. My artwork hangs in homes around the world including San Sebastian, Spain, Maui, HI, Rancho Santa Fe, CA and New York City, NY.