IG: @neededfab


Annie Arnold is a visual artist interested in cultural trends related to narcissism. Using a variety of media, she explores narcissistic practices, including methods for getting attention, impression management, the pursuit of social advancement, and the purveyance of “good taste.”  

Arnold is currently a participant in The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group program. In 2012, her project Needed Fabulousness took her to New York Fashion Week, and she has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the exhibition-in-print, New American Paintings.

Arnold earned her Masters of Fine Arts from the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, Denton, and her Bachelors of Art in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, and is a wife, and mother of two.



b. 1981, Krum, TX

2008     M.F.A.  Painting and Drawing, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North TX, Denton, TX
2003     B.A.  Studio Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

[upcoming] Crit Group 2020, grayDUCK gallery, Austin, TX

Vignette Art Fair, The Women’s Museum at Fair Park, Dallas, TX
Juror: Leslie Moody Castro, independent curator

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Assistance League of Houston, Houston, TX,
Juror: Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

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

5th Annual Artspace111 Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX
Juror: Christina Rees, Editor-in-Chief, Glasstire

Selfless. Selfish. Selfiness.,  Brand 10 Art Space, Fort Worth, TX

Unveiled, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Closed Mondays, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX

New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, No. 78
Curator: Andrea Karnes, Curator, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth