Anna Mayer’s art practice is sculptural and social, with an emphasis on hand-built ceramics. Her methodology emerges from site-specific analogue firing projects in Southern California and an engagement with eco-feminist art legacies. Mayer revels in the fact that ceramics historically has been used to create highly functional items as well as wildly symbolic objects. Her work is part of this lineage, with equal concern for the future and a dramatically shifting climate—ecological and political.
In early 2021, Mayer opened a solo exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She recently had solo exhibitions at A-B Projects, AWHRHWAR, and Adjunct Positions, all in Los Angeles. Other exhibitions include Hammer Museum (CA), Glasgow International (UK), NCECA’s 2021 Annual (invited artist), Ballroom Marfa (TX), Commonwealth & Council (CA), and Kendall Koppe (UK). She has a 14-year collaborative practice with Jemima Wyman called CamLab, which has exhibited at MOCA Los Angeles and Hammer Museum.
Mayer is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Houston. This summer she completed Seeing Fire – Perspectives through Art and Science, a research residency project with scientists from Imperial College and the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society (UK).