Annie Arnold (b. 1981, Krum, TX) is a visual artist whose work satirizes the current cultural championing of the narcissistic narrative. By using production as a tool for reflection and exchange, she proposes questions about the relationships between time invested and meaningful output, and the shifting boundary lines between labor and leisure activities.  She earned her BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas, College of Art and Design, Denton, TX. 

Arnold has participated in exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin, curated by Robin K. Williams, Austin, TX; grayDUCK Gallery, curated by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Andrea Mellard, Sterling Allen and Jill Schroeder, Austin, TX;  the Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX; and New American Paintings, curated by Andrea Karnes, exhibition-in-print; among others.  Arnold is also a recent alum of The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group program. In 2012, her project Needed Fabulousness took her to New York Fashion Week wearing a dress she printed herself.  Arnold currently lives and works in Austin, TX.



b. Krum, TX, lives and works in Austin, TX

2008     MFA  Painting and Drawing, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North TX, Denton, TX
2003     BA  Studio Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2022 [upcoming] Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the Mountain-Plains Region, Salina, KS; Juror: Tyler Blackwell, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Associate Curator at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston
2021   Crit Group Reunion, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX 
2020  Crit Group 2020, grayDUCK gallery, Austin, TX 
2019  Vignette Art Fair, The Women’s Museum at Fair Park, Dallas, TX, Juror: Leslie Moody Castro, independent curator
2019  Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Assistance League of Houston, Houston, TX, Juror: Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
2018  Third Coast National Biennial, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX
Juror: Suzanne Weaver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art
Juror’s Award: Honorable Mention
2018  5th Annual Artspace111 Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX, Juror: Christina Rees, Editor-in-Chief, Glasstire
2011  Selfless. Selfish. Selfiness.,  Brand 10 Art Space, Fort Worth, TX
2010  Unveiled, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
2010  Closed Mondays, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX
2008  New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, No. 78, Curator: Andrea Karnes, Curator, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Soho House, Austin