Anna Campbell Bliss

I explore the visual world seeking connections between poetry and mathematics, nature and the constructed environment.  Often the most exciting ideas emerge at the intersection where more than one discipline meets.

Interest in the Art/Science/Technology connection developed at MIT with Gyorgy Kepes and continues today to provide a broad base for my work.  Art History studies at Wellesley and architecture at Harvard  were equally influential. Working within an abstract painting tradition, screenprinting became important for the exploration of color and later in combination with computer experimentation.

  SITE WORKS
 

WINDOWS

1989-90

 

Alkyd on Enameled Steel

Computer based mural

8' x 30'

Data Processing Center

Utah State Capitol

 

DISCOVERERS

1996

 

Mixed Media Oil on Canvas

w/screened computer based images

8' x 26'

 

Salt Lake City International Airport

 

LIGHT OF GRACE

1993

 

Stained Glass Window Wall

40' x 40'

 

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Sandy, Utah

 

EXTENDED VISION

2001-03

 

Mixed Media

Laser Etched and Screenprinted

100 anodyzed aluminum panels

each 18" x 18"

 

extends on three floors and corridors

Cowles Mathematics Building

University of Utah, Salt Lake City

  PAINTINGS & PRINTS
 

ECHOES III

1981-82

 

Oil on Canvas

40" x 70"

 

Michael Adamson Collection

 

CELEBRATION

1985

 

Oil on Canvas Folding Screen

6' x 8-6 1/2"

 

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Collection

 

JUMPING KOI AT LAKE TRUCHET

1993

 

Screenprint and Airbrush

Computer generated image based

on Truchet Algorithm

23 1/2" x 32"

 

 

 

TOPKAPI PALACE STUDY

2002

 

Screened on Aluminum

36" x 36"

     
     
  BLISS STUDIO PUBLICATIONS
 
 
“Labyrinths of the Mind” artist’s book, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1998; revised edition 2002
 
 
“Intersections: The Art of Anna Campbell Bliss” by Katherine Metcalf Nelson
 

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“Art for a House of Mathematics ” by Anna Campbell Bliss
 
  “Intersections” by David Leitner, 20 min. film, DVD
 

CONTACT & LINKS

acbliss@xmission.com

(801) 364-5835
27 University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Anna Campbell Bliss on the Saatchi Gallery "Your Gallery" Website