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Florida State University’s Department of Art Assistant Professor, Anne Stagg, straddles the line of mass production and the hand-made through her work: systematic repetition in contrast with individual quirkiness. Play and experimentation are guiding forces in her work as she employs digital fabrication technology alongside traditional hand skills like painting, drawing and wood work.
Prior to joining the faculty of FSU as the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Chair of the, Department of Art, Stagg served on the faculty at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) where she taught painting and drawing. While in Birmingham, Stagg co-founded a non-profit (501c3) teaching gallery called Blue Shirt Project as a means to provide a hands-on, professional practices learning environment for her students. Her love of art and community led her to volunteer at Space One Eleven where she eventually found herself filling in as their Visual Arts Coordinator and Education Outreach Specialist during a transitional time for the organization. Space One Eleven is an amazing non-profit arts organization that provides contemporary art exhibitions, arts education and after school programming for at-risk youth. This love for community and art led to her research, investigating subjects related to the human experience, such as displacement, loss and survival. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of critique, theory, professional practices and foundations, Stagg is a devoted artist, mother and wife.