Anna Gustafson

About Anna Gustafson

Anna Gustafson was conceived in Guatemala to an Italian/Guatemalan mother and Swedish father. She was born in Sweden and raised in Vancouver. Gustafson’s view throughout her lifetime has benefited from being nurtured in a multi-cultural family within an immigrant perspective. An important premise of her work is that we best remember information and events through our senses and associated emotions. With a strong sensory component, her work encourages each viewer to develop their own emotional responses and fully absorb the information presented. Her artistic practice combines a spare aesthetic with a sincere use of materials, and rigorous methodology to create narratives that resonate with the synergy between idea, material, and technique. She chooses to work with a limited palette and a restricted vocabulary of natural materials and found objects. She is an honours graduate of Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design.) Gustafson has shown in public galleries since 1974.