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Artist's Biography

Anne Barrett received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, focusing on animation, installations, and conceptual art. Prior to that she studied animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and she was awarded distinction in art for her whimsical sculpture at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Her creativity has branched out in many directions. She has won awards for her animated films at the New England Animation Festival, Vermont’s Bessie Awards for Stage and Screen, and the Kalamazoo Animation Festival International. She has worked in commercial animation in New York City, producing shorts for Sesame Street, MTV, HBO, and Cartoon Express, as well as working on three half-hour Bugs Bunny specials for Warner Brothers.

In addition to her work in animation, she has also created a cartoon strip, “Another Day Comics,” which has been featured in publications in Hawaii, New York City, and Long Island. In New York she was a member of a group of mask-makers and dancers, performing in universities, hospitals, and city parks. At the Knitting Factory in New York she frequently participated in “Women in Limbo Presents,” a performance venue for women to share their art and personal histories. Videotapes of these performances were broadcast on cable and public television.

After leaving New York Anne lived in Vermont for twelve years, where she worked in multimedia production, video graphics, and web site design, along with continuing to cartoon and animate. Her films have been showcased in several film festivals and on television.

Her work as a web designer and developer has included such major projects as designing, coding, developing the information architecture, and setting up content management for Vermont's major academic medical center, Fletcher Allen Health Care; redesigning the IBM Microelectronics web site; and launching, an e-commerce site for car lovers which integrated dynamic content delivery, warehouse fulfillment, and an online auction.

She spent two years in Maine, where she ran her own web design, animation, and cartooning business based in Portland. Her cartoons and films were exhibiited regularly on Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, she has created three cartoon books, and her comic has been published in The Maine Switch magazine. Although she loves the ocean, she has returned to Vermont, her true home, where she continues to enjoy creative pursuits.