Lecturer/ writer/ curator specialist in history of contemporary art
Anna studied at University College London and did her postgraduate research under John Golding at the Courtauld Institute. After working for the Nigel Greenwood Gallery she joined Sotheby's Institute where she pioneered the study of contemporary art. After directing the first courses in the subject she oversaw the development of these into an MA in 1995, under the auspices of the University of Manchester. Many former students on the course now hold senior positions in the international art world.
Anna's most recent book, 'Sculpture Now' - a history of contemporary sculpture - was published by Thames & Hudson in March 2013, and her other books include 'Antony Gormley Drawing' (British Museum, 2002) and 'Abstract Art' (Thames & Hudson) which first appeared in 1990. This has been translated into French, Spanish, Korean and Chinese and is still in print. She has written reviews for a wide variety of journals that include Tate, Apollo, Arts Review, the TLS and Art Monthly as well as publications for public and private institutions stretching from Berlin, Dubai, Aosta and Istanbul to Winchester School of Art, White Cube and Tate Modern in the UK.
Her wide-ranging interests in the development of recent British, European and Middle Eastern practice, and in the problematic issue of medium specificity, have placed her in high demand as a lecturer and she has taught in New York, Basel, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Southern France as well as in numerous institutions throughout the UK. She has reviewed over 30 exhibitions for BBC Radio; has chaired symposia at the Tate Gallery and elsewhere, and has served as a judge for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize. In October 2010, she curated an exhibition of Antony Gormley's drawings and sculpture for the reopening of MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Rome.