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Annie Duncan

Johansson Projects presents San Francisco-based artist Annie Duncan’s recent works in our online viewing room. Many of these works were shown in a pop-up exhibition this summer at Saint Joseph’s Art Society. For the past few years, “Duncan has explored the expanded symbolism of consumer objects and how they frame femininity as slippery or malleable, yet something that has historically formed (or at least informed) a person’s relationship with the world” writes Katherine Jemima Hamilton. She explores these themes through oversized hand-worked ceramics and still life paintings. 

Annie Duncan’s solo exhibition, Tremble Like a Flower is currently on view at Johansson Projects

You're Welcome (2022), Ceramic sculpture, 148 x 64 x 6 inches
Bureau (2023), Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Annie Duncan

Annie Duncan (b. 1997, San Francisco, California) makes paintings and ceramic sculptures that explore femininity, symbolism, and art historical references. Leaning into her affinity for collecting, sorting, and obsessing over objects, her work finds humor, heartbreak, joy, and meaning in the jumbled world we inhabit. She received a BA from Vassar College in 2019 and an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2023. Annie was a featured artist with Plunge Towels. She has shown her work in California and New York. 

Video by Jaminh Alcorn

Tremble Like a Flower (2024), Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches
Annie Duncan's solo exhibition Tremble Like a Flower at Johansson Projects, Photography credit Shaun Roberts
The Sparkle in Your Eye (2023), Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 72 inches
Annie Duncan's solo exhibition Tremble Like a Flower at Johansson Projects, Photography credit Shaun Roberts
Codependent (2022), Ceramic sculpture, 28 x 13 x 4 inches
Ink Bottle, Ceramic sculpture, 16 x 9 x 28 inches; Peach Wedge, Ceramic sculpture, 28 x 9 x 28 inches
Birthday Candle (2023), Ceramic, 10 x 8 x 23 inches
Red Bead Necklace, Ceramic sculpture, 12 x 13 x 22 inches
Annie Duncan's solo exhibition Tremble Like a Flower at Johansson Projects, Photography credit Shaun Roberts
Ink Bottle (2023), Ceramic sculpture, 16 x 9 x 28 inches
Annie Duncan's solo exhibition Tremble Like a Flower at Johansson Projects, Photography credit Shaun Roberts
Essence Bottle (Ocean Blue), Ceramic, 11 x 11 x 19 inches, Essence Bottle (Purple), Ceramic, 14 x 14 x 28 inches
Annie Duncan's solo exhibition Tremble Like a Flower at Johansson Projects, Photography credit Shaun Roberts
Thriving (2023), Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

By macerating a historical painting genre with the aesthetics of consumer-identity capitalism, Duncan insists that the history of women’s relationship to things must be studied, as modern capitalism attempts to sell us back our identities in pretty prim packages. - Katherine Jemima Hamilton

Sincerely Yours (2023), Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 66 inches
Magic 8 Ball Keychain, Ceramic sculpture, 22 x 13 x 12 inches

About the Artist