Anne Subercaseaux has lived and worked as an artist in San Francisco for over 25 years. She was born into an artistic family in Rochester, New York, and moved to California to study art. She graduated from the Academy of Art, majoring in illustration and design. While freelancing as an illustrator and designer, she continued her studies in art with Bay Area artists Elaine Badgley Arnoux and Bob Gerbracht, and Cape Cod artist Henry Hensche, which led her to focus on painting in oil.
She worked in the field of portraiture for several years, followed by painting the California landscape in her “Altamont Pass” and “Reflections: on Crossing” series and the “La Nature” series related to time spent in southwest France.
Subercaseaux’s work has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries. She has received numerous awards including a Vermont Studio Residency in 2016, two artist residencies from the Morris Graves Foundation in 2005 and 2009, and a SECA Award nomination from SFMOMA in 2010. In Spring of 2012, her work was featured in a solo award exhibit following the Arts on Fire XV Exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, California.
Begun at the February residency in Vermont, she is now painting a new abstract series referencing structural imagery of a freeway overpass in San Francisco. She also explores themes of landscape which parallel her interest in structural man-made constructions. Her time spent in France each year influences her work with lyric compositions of found imagery in the countryside of southwest France. Her work has been been shown at Stanford University, Columbia University, the Triton Museum of Art, the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. She is represented by SLATE contemporary in Oakland, California.