Biography

“I work from my feelings, loosely weaving imagery until the forms seem dramatically fused into a modified simulation of deep space.”

Born in 1954, Butler attended University of GA, Athens earning an M.F.A in 1985 following a previous M.F.A. from Indiana University in 1983. Graduating Cum Laude in the subject areas of Drawing and Painting, Anita Butler earned her B.F.A. in Athens as well, at the University of GA, two years after studying abroad in Cortona, Italy in the Art Studies Abroad Program. Butler’s extensive and varied career consists of numerous group and solo exhibitions and has gallery affiliation with Mario Villa in New Orleans, LA, Barkin Leeds, Ltd., Atlanta, GA and Consult Art, Atlanta, GA. Notably, the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Rizzoli Gallery, Atlanta, GA and Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA, are among the venues represented by Anita Butler. Her vast knowledge of art extends to colleges, secondary education and private instruction as a Professor and Art Consultant. Private collectors abound in the state of Georgia, as well as, Nantucket Island, MA and corporate holdings in Atlanta, GA with Kutak, Rock and Campbell, Attorneys-at-law and King and Spaulding. Anita Butler’s extensive travel throughout Greece, Egypt, Nantucket Island, MA, Southern France and the Yucatan Peninsula have contributed to her work, however, her southern roots are reflective of her ideology involving family, religion, tradition and taboo.

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