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Anna Bae

Born in Long Beach, CA

Anna Bae's experiences studying art in Florence, Italy and a background in fashion design has woven their way into her process. Draping is a key element, and it is through the manipulation of fabrics that she finds her voice. The objects she culls together are infused with a nostalgia, value, and desirability of their own. Bae has an immediate connection with her found elements and is drawn to items which are strange, weathered, or raw. Her works are re-imagined and take life by being scavenged, submerged, swallowed, and composed into an orchestra of transformative forms. 



Anna Bae

Lives and works in Long Beach




M.F.A. 2014 California State University Fullerton, Drawing and Painting

A.A. 2003 Brooks College, Fashion Design

B.A. 2000 San Francisco State University, Art

1997-1998 International Program, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Art




2017 Professional Artist Fellowship, Arts Council for Long Beach.




2014 M.F.A Thesis Exhibition, California State University Fullerton, CA



2022 Brand 50, the Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Juror: Shannon Currie Holmes,Glendale, CA

2018 Salvage, Art Exchange, Long Beach, CA

2017 The Signal Hill Field office of 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn, curated by Lisa DeSmidt, Signal Hill, CA 

2017 A Dream Within a Dream: 2016–2017 Professional Artist Fellows, MADE by Millworks,

curated by Lisa DeSmidt, Long Beach, CA

2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial, San Diego Art Institute, Juror: Anthony Graham,

Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

2016 South Bay Focus 2016, Torrance Art Museum, Juror: Peter Frank, Art Critic and Curator,Torrance, CA

2016 Summer Group Show, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Now Trending, Palos Verdes Art Center, Juror: Bernard Leibov, Director of

BoxoProjects, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

2015 I Can’t Breathe, ARC Gallery, curated by Carolyne King, Chicago, IL

2015 Forgetting the Future-Entropy in the Reflective Age, Torrance Art Museum, curated

by Lisa DeSmidt, Torrance, CA

2015 The 21st Annual Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition: Cultural Conversations, Korean

Cultural Center, curated by Heeseon Choi, Los Angeles, CA (Artistic Selection Award)

2015 Chaos Theory, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2014 Show and Tell, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

2014 Memphis at the Santora, Santa Ana, CA

2014 Dichotomies of Vision, 57 Underground, Pomona, CA

2013 Compass, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Amy V. Grimm,

Santa Ana, CA (Catalogue)

2012 East Gallery CSUF, Fullerton, CA

2012 Figurative Landscapes, Phantom Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

2012 20th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, curated by Heeseon Choi,

Los Angeles, CA (Artistic Selection Award)

2012 The da Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

2011 West Gallery CSUF, Fullerton, CA

2011 Phantom Gallery Grand Central, Santa Ana, CA

2009 Artistic Edge Art and Framing, Long Beach, CA

2009 Long Beach Arts, Juror: Alma Ruiz, MOCA Senior Curator, Long Beach, CA

2009 Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

2006 Gallery 33 East, Long Beach, CA

1998 Galleria Via Larga, Florence, Italy

1996 Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA




Davis, Genie. “’Salvage": Upcycling the Old into Art.” Art and Cake Magazine. February 7,


Morris, Asia. “Local Artists Respond to Current Political, Environmental Chaos in ‘Salvage.’”

Long Beach Post. January 5, 2018.

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