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Anissa Mack

My Heart Wants More

August 29 – October 5, 2010


My Heart Wants More includes works from the Miller Meigs Collection by:


Lee Bontecou

Louise Bourgeois

Vija Celmins

Philip Guston

Gary Hill

On Kawara

Anissa Mack

Mark Manders

Roman Opalka

Hannah Wilke


Although frequently referred to as “disposable” in our society, objects often predate and outlast us, continually cycling through owners and contexts over time. Museums, junk shops, curio cabinets, auctions, and collections all serve as sites that help to define the narratives and emotions that we bring to our things. Anissa Mack takes this flow of objects and images as inspiration in her sculptures, installations, and performances and will spend her residency at the lumber room integrating her work within Portland’s collection of objects.

Anissa Mack received her BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. She also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and participated in the PS1 National Studio Program. Her work has been featured solo exhibitions in New York, Atlanta, and Portland, Oregon. She has also created commissioned public projects and performances for the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (California), WaveHill Gardens (Bronx, New York), The Public Art Fund (New York), and the Queens Museum (New York). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Mack is represented by Laurel Gitlen in New York