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Annette Back



Annette Back grew up in Frankfurt/Germany, where she first explored her artistic abilities as a young teenager.


At 17, she moved to NYC, where she discovered the School of Visual Arts and from which she graduated with a BFA. A career in graphic/web design ensued, culminating and running her own Design Firm for many years.


In a quest to discover her own artistic voice and rather than cater to the needs of her clients. Back found herself craving the feeling for a paintbrush in her hand.


It was then that she reminisced about her passion for painting and the freedom she felt during moments of true expression. The emotional connection to the brush, the paint and the canvas.  She remembered the delightful ecstasy, from a day of creating and the sense of accomplishment when her own vision came to life. 


Drawing from current events and personal experiences. Back has a natural desire to tell stories. A composition could be a figure conveying an emotion or moment, a geometrically infused landscape, or the intricate details and beauty of an eye. With her signature style, Back extends the narrative of her composition by including text, photographs, or words.


Back has exhibited at the MvVo AD ART SHOW - OCULUS (NYC), ArtExpo, Market Art + Design, Bridgehampton, and Conception Art Show.


She has completed an Art Residency at Kunstraum, Brooklyn. She was the sole recipient of the Artist Residency 2022 at Cedar Lakes Estates. Her work is in the private collection of both U.S. and international collectors.

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