ANNA POOR was born in NYC and grew up in a family of artists. Her carved wood, stone, metal and clay works are inspired by art historical references, techniques and objects from the past, while being steeped in the political climate of the present. The sculpture encourage thought on the critical contemporary issues of appropriation, idolatry, ownership, destruction of cultural objects and disruption of western religion and myths.
Anna Poor has been teaching at The Art Institute of Boston since 1992 and is a visiting associate professor. She received her degrees in sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (MFA). She was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in 2001. She exhibits regularly in the US and Europe and frequently on the Outer Cape.