Anna Stump is an artist and arts educator living in San Diego. She earned her Bachelors degree at Occidental College and her Master of Fine Arts at San Diego State University. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to the Fine Arts Department at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey in 2006-2007. She teaches studio and art history courses at San Diego City College and Grossmont College.
Anna’s New York Times reviewed blog of three years, Kloe Among the Turks, examines the art scene in Southern California and Turkey, as well as issues of arts education. In 2009 she curated an exhibition of 130 artists from Southern California and Turkey, presented in San Diego, Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Ankara.
Anna is the founder of the San Diego Feminist Image Group, and one half of the painting collaboration Hill&Stump. She is a member of Mid-Air Trio, an improvisational group that combines painting, dance, and soundscapes in live performances. The artist is represented by MLA Gallery in Los Angeles; Sanatyapim Gallery in Ankara, Turkey; and Sparks Gallery in San Diego. She was recently profiled in The Huffington Post by Mat Gleason for her new work, Sexy Jesus.
“My work as a painter, performance artist, and curator is intimately connected. Interest in body politics, feminism, and physicality is grounded in community building and education, which I challenge personally by cultural risk-taking. My job is to both please and provoke.”