ANNE CONNELL Anne Connell’s (Ucross, 2014) work, which has been described as “quietly luminous symbolist poetry” (The New York Times), is born of a regard for the past. She makes pictures that rethink and restate fragments from Italian late- medieval and early Renaissance painting, discovering latent possibilities in the conventions of an earlier tradition. Her work has been exhibited at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, London, UK; Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO; Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN; and the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Her numerous honors include a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy. Connell is represented by Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, London, England. She received an MFA from the University of Michigan, and a BFA from the University of Colorado. “I made tremendous progress on a specific project. Because my work is to a significant degree rooted in late-medieval art, and theretofore 100 percent handmade, I had been stubbornly resistant to the idea of using software to manipulate images and experiment with ideas. (Fra Angelico didn’t need software!) I began to force myself to learn a new program at Ucross, and since then I have spent more time learning and using it. It has begun to spark ideas for my work on paper. My gratitude is infinite.” Above: The Million Lamps of Heaven, 2010-2013, Oil on panel, 20.5” x 20.5” Right: Variety & Glow, 2010-2013, Oil and silverpoint on panel, 10.5” x 10.5”