The artist’s quirky, representational paintings and collages depict extreme, emotionally charged situations. The situations can be humorous or desperate, revealing or even painful, or all of these at the same time. Most of the scenes show ordinary people in some kind of transforming circumstances. She thinks of them as emotional landscapes. She composes them on computer, prints them on treated paper, paints them with acrylic or, sometimes, assembles them as collages.
Elliott has had one-person exhibitions at the Graham Gallery in New York, The Westmoreland Museum and Johnstown Museums in Pennsylvania, The Hewlett Gallery of Carnegie-Mellon and the Center for the Arts at SUNY Purchase, among others. Her work has appeared in group shows at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, The Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts in Summit, School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, and the Robeson Gallery at Penn State. In New York she has shown at the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Graham Gallery, CDS Gallery, The Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, Rogue Space, and others. In the Princeton area she has shown at Verde Gallery, The Ellarslie Museum of the City of Trenton, the Silva Gallery of Pennington, and the Arts Council of Princeeton. She will be having a one-person show at SOHO20 in New York in April of 2012.
Anne Elliott has taught at the College of New Jersey. While living in Pennsylvania, she received a Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a Certificate in Electronic Design from Pratt New York.