Anne-Marie Cosgrove often compares her drawing and painting with the brush to graffiti and other forms of street art. She also sees her work as contributing to the perceptually formal and historically refined space of painting. In her work, the act of writing/drawing/painting with the brush is what sustains her; the physical traces and evidence of human interaction with the surface. With her newest work, she has taken a direction away from using text and cursive writing to using a repetitive and singular cursive line. PARADE is a series of painting events that take place over time. As she works on this series of paintings, each of the works will resolve in relation to the others. The location of the works on the 3rd and 4th levels of the grand stairwell will help to emphasize passing relationships.
A Montréal native, Anne-Marie Cosgrove is a contemporary visual artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. Anne-Marie exhibits her paintings nationally and internationally in cities such as Barreiro (Lisbon), Venice, Madrid, Montréal, Toronto, New York, Miami, Seattle and elsewhere. Recognition for her paintings includes numerous awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council as well as reviews in publications such as Vanguard, Matriart: A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, ArtWord: Artists Forum, Artcentron, ArtFuse and ArtsObserver.
The artist thanks the Canada Council for the Arts for their ongoing and generous support.