Ane Graff creates paintings, textiles, sculpture, and drawings with the detail and specificity of 17th century still life. After studying psychology and art history in Norway, her art seeks the space “where borders can’t be defined and representation is at risk.” She integrates Christian iconography and overwhelming natural details into texturally complex works that often include stones, trees, and bird feathers. Sculptural assemblages of similar natural items mirror her two-dimensional works and are often combined in larger installations. Summoning the Land Art movement, Graff illustrates items that seem to resist decay over time yet are simultaneously defined by it. Her fascination with change addresses the vulnerability of her materials while embracing their affinity for transformation.
Graff has exhibited at institutions including The Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, and numerous galleries in Norway. She participated in the 2015 Triennial at the New Museum in New York and the 2013 Nordic Biennale of Contemporary Art. She has also held residencies in Norway, China, and Germany since 2006.