Biography

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

Butler (b. 1954) 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 (1976) at the University of GA, two years after studying abroad in Cortona, Italy in the Art Studies Abroad Program. 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. Alongside her art, Butler has had an extensive career in art education, teaching in colleges, secondary education and private instruction as a Professor and Art Consultant.

Butler’s extensive and varied career consists of numerous group and solo exhibitions including at 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). Her art is located in numerous private and Atlanta corporate collections, including Kutak, Rock and Campbell, Attorneys-at-law, and King and Spalding.

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