Anna Contes Maguire

Anna Contes Maguire

NY, United States

About Anna Contes Maguire

As a painter, I seek to capture the sensation of color and the structure of light energy. Objects reflect and radiate a light source of their own - transparent yet solidly structured planes of color imbued with light. Nature releases me only after her sensuality is expressed. An iconic symbolism emerges that satisfies me until my next encounter.


A New Yorker by birth, as a teenager, I escaped to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with my bagged lunch, every Saturday morning for several months of each high school year. At sixteen, I enjoyed a painting scholarship from the American Art School, in NYC, then went on to receive a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY, and an M.S. at SUNY New Paltz. At the Edwin MacDowell Art Colony, in Peterborough, NH, I was awarded a summer painting fellowship.