Annie Arnold is a visual artist bemused by the social and cultural phenomena of narcissism.  Favoring iterative craft techniques, such as needlepoint and crochet, she makes art both as a distraction from and a reference to social media.  Her work explores our attempts to offset the shme of being ordinary and highlights the staggering amounts of time we dedicate to thinking and talking about ourselves.  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, Austin,TX; New American Paintings, exhibition-in-print; grayDUCK Gallery, Austin; the Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX; and the Salina Arts Center, Salina, KS; among others.  She has been curated into group shows by curators: Jennie Goldstein, Whitney Museum of American Art; Andrea Karnes, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Suzanne Weaver, San Antonio Museum of Art; Christina Rees, former Editor-in-Chief of;  and most recently, Tyler Blackwell, the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.  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  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