ANNA SEGNER
507-475-0537
ansegner@iastate.edu
Website │ www.annasegner.com

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, Integrated Visual Arts
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Estimated graduation May 2019

Bachelor of Arts, Literature with Writing Emphasis and Studio Art
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
Graduated May 2015

ART EXHIBITIONS

2018

Beyond the Pages of Nature, juried, solo exhibition, Paradise Center for the Arts Faribault, MN, Upcoming
Of a Feather: Birds in Art, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, MD
Juror: Jennifer Daniels, Senior Landscape Architect, Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institution
Toy with Animals, solo exhibition, empty storefront, Main Street, Ames, IA
Focus: Artist Grant Exhibition, Pioneer Room, Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Common Channel: Responses to Ledges State Park, Boone History Center, Boone, IA
9th Annual Biorenewables Art Competition, Bioeconomy Institute, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Jurors: Alison Ferris, Senior Curator for the Des Moines Art Center and Catherine Reinhart, Design Main Artist in Residence
50th National All Media, juried, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
Emerging Artist Exhibition: Mixed Media, juried, Lanesboro Arts Gallery, Lanesboro, MN

2017

Beyond the Pages of Nature, solo exhibition, Art Haus Gallery, Decorah, IA
Common Channel: Responses to Ledges State Park, Clear Lake Center for the Arts, Clear Lake, IA
Transcendence through Observation, two-person exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
Passing Voices, Invitation, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, IA
Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition, Art Haus, Decorah, IA, Best of Show
Biorenewables Annual Exhibition, Bioeconomy Institute, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Alison Ferris, Senior Curator for the Des Moines Art Center and Kristen Roach
Spring Semester Student Exhibition, Design on Main, Ames, IA
Fall Semester Student Exhibition, Design on Main, Ames, IA
First Juried Art Exhibition, Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Ames Community Art Walk, Guest Artist at Melissa Stenstrom’s Fine Jewelry Store, Ames, IA

2016

Fall Semester Student Exhibition, Design on Main, Ames, IA
Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition, Art Haus, Decorah, IA
Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition, Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota, MN

2015

Evolved: Senior Art Exhibition, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

2013

Juried Student Art Show, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN, Best of Show

 

TEACHING-RELATED EXPERIENCE
2017 - present Teaching Assistant, Drawing 131 & Painting 213, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
- Assist instruction
- Conduct in-class demonstrations and critiques
- Mentor in one-on-one consultations with students
2016 - present Graduate Communication Consultant, Writing and Media Center, ISU, Ames, IA
- Tutor undergraduate students, graduate students, and Ph.D. candidates with written, oral, visual and electronic communication
- Identify ways to improve a student’s writing in 30 minute or hour appointments
- Assist international and non-native English-speaking students in transition to American styled essays
2017 Instructor, “Mixed Media Painting” Workshop, Art Haus, Decorah, IA
- Led workshop on nontraditional applications or painting for seven adults

WRITING POSITIONS
2016 Reporter, Owatonna People’s Press, Owatonna, MN
- Covered arts, entertainment, and education in Owatonna area, which included writing news articles, previews, event coverage and feature stories
- http://www.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/
2014-16 Reporter, Steele County Times, Blooming Prairie, MN
- Worked independently as a full-time reporter writing news articles and feature stories for the weekly newspaper
- http://www.steeledodgenews.com/
2014-16 College Contributor, The Local Current blog, Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis, MN
- Wrote blog posts covering news and music events and profiles of bands and artists
- http://blog.thecurrent.org/
2014-15 Writing Intern, Big River Magazine, Winona, MN
- Researched and conducted interviews to develop and write feature stories and news shorts on topics relevant to the Mississippi River
- https://www.bigrivermagazine.com

CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIUMS
2017 International Writing Center Association, Chicago, IL
“Use of Foundational Drawing Exercises in Writing Center Practice” panel presenter
2015 The Museum of Russian Art Student Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN
“The Micro and Macro of Russian Landscape Art” panel presenter
2014 The Museum of Russian Art Student Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN
“The Representation of Empire in Mikhail Lermontov’s Painting and Prose” panel presenter
Undergraduate Conference of Language, Literature, and Writing, Dubuque, IA
“The 31st of October” Creative Short Fiction Presenter
2013 Undergraduate Conference of Language, Literature, and Writing, Dubuque, IA
“The Self Portrait” Creative Short Fiction Presenter
2013-15 Saint Mary’s University Celebration of Scholarship Conference, panel presenter

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR
2017 Mosaic, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s annual literary arts magazine
(published creative writing)
Tenth Muse, Literary Magazine, Clark University (published short story)
2015 The Museum of Russian Art blog, published article “The Micro and Macro of Russian Landscape Art”
2013-15 TNY MTNS, Student Creative Writing Blog, Founding Member (published several short stories)

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA
2018 Trail Tails, “Common Channels,” John Cunnally
Painting, Transient, discussed as part of group exhibition
2017 Flyway, Journal of Writing and Environment, Iowa State University (published 3 artworks)
KHOI Community Radio, Ames, IA, “Artist Nesting Habits,” Ursula Ruedenberg
Interview about exhibition Transcendence through Observation
KRFO Radio, Owatonna, MN, “Fair Talk with Todd Hale”
Interview about commission mural advertising Steele County Free Fair
2016 Owatonna Today, Public Television, Owatonna, MN, “An Interview with Artist: Anna Segner”
Interview about exhibition at Perfect Day Cakes, Owatonna, MN
2012-16 Christopher Vondracek’s collection of poetry, Minneapolis, MN (Cover illustrations)
How to Sustain a Movement, 2016
Some of my Best Friends are Corporations, 2015
Cancel my Subscription, 2014
2013-2015 Mosaic, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s annual literary arts magazine
(published seven artworks total, and 2015 cover artwork)

HONORS & GRANTS
2018 Valorie Kohnen Memorial Scholarship, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2017 Best of Show, Emerging Artist Exhibition, Art Haus, Decorah, IA
Focus Grant Recipient, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2015 Creative Spark Senior Award, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
Graduated with Cum Laude Honors, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2012-15 Dean’s List, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2014-present Member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Society

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2014-17 Painted murals promoting the annual Steele County Free Fair, Owatonna, MN
2013-15 Chalk Artist, Earth Day Chalk Art Event, Winona Parks and Recreation, Winona, MN