Anne Petters is a multi media artist with a strong background in glass. She received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Institute for Ceramics and Glass Art, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany and a MFA in Sculpture/ Dimensional Studies from Alfred University, New York.
Born in Dresden in 1978 she grew up in the German Democratic Republic. She understands the political change in her country, which she experienced as a displacement of reality, as a basic influence on her lifestyle and artistic work. Her interest in controlling and displaying moments of our fleeting, vulnerable existence leads her to a poetic, metaphoric use of glass and other materials, including natural phenomena.
Anne Petters has been awarded numerous Artist Residencies, including a fellowship at Wheaton Arts New Jersey in 2012, a one year residential stay at the Edinburgh College of Art 2013-2014, the Emerging Artists in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington and a Visiting Scholar Residency at the Southern Illinois University, IL, US.
In 2014 Anne Petters received the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholarship for excellence in British Craft, London, GB.
She works and teaches internationally. She worked as visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art in 2016 and currently at the City and Guilds of London Art School.
2018 Collect 2018, Saatchi Gallery
2017 Gallery Eisch, G, "30@Eisch"
2016 A Soulful Cup, "Emancipation", Corning, NY
2015 Vergette Gallery, Southern Illinois University, "Liquid Crystals", US
2015 Schack Art Center, EAiR Pilchuck exhibition, Everett, US
2015 European Museum for Contemporary Glass, Rödental, G, Schein und Sein ("Illusion and Reality")
2015 Eisch Gallery, "8 bei Eisch", Frauenau, G
2015 National Casting Center University of Sunderland, UK, Collection North Lands Glass Center, UK
2015 6th Glass Prize Immenhausen, G
2014 EGE, Undiscovered Potential, Finnish Glassmuseum Rhiimäki, traveling to Murano Glass Museum, Italy in 2015
2014 Art Museum Nuremberg, Das Große Reinemachen ("The big clean up"), (1ALL), G
2014 Coburg European Glass Prize, G
2013 Ernsting Foundation, Frühwerk_IKKG, Coesfeld-Lette, G
2013 ESGAA Biennale du Verre, Strasbourg, F
2013 Gallery Hinterland, Vienna, "Geschwister (Siblings)", Anne Petters-Niko Wahl, A
2012 Art Academy Trier, "LaMeraviglia", Materiales Denken, G
2012 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, category New Media, [1ALL], G
2012 Ceramic Museum Westerwald, Materiales Denken, G
2012 Kunsthaus Kleinsassen, Materiales Denken, G
2011 Gallery Lorch and Seidel, Berlin, "Rheingold", G
2011 Alfred University, "One", NY, USA
2010 Castle Rheinbeck, Germany, Rheingold, Hamburg, G
2009 Art and Design Center b-05, "overlap", Montabaur, G