Anne Lesley Selcer

Writing Fellow

Anne Lesley Selcer

Anne Lesley Selcer is a recipient of Southern Exposure's 2016 Writing Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes the role that art writing plays in a dynamic art community, and supports writers who are dedicated to provocative subjects, thoughtful and clear writing, and to expanding the forms that art writing may take when in dialogue with artists’ processes.

Over the term of her fellowship, Selcer will conduct research through encounters with Southern Exposure’s visitors, staff, curators, artists, artworks, and exhibitions. She will receive a $1,000 honorarium and workspace at Southern Exposure. Her efforts will culminate in texts and public programs whose forms will be determined by the direction and subjects her research takes.

Anne Lesley Selcer is an art writer and poet in the expanded field. Selcer has been an artist-in-residence at Krowswork and a member of San Francisco’s now-defunct Nonsite Collective. Widely published, her writing embraces the tensions and potentials of politics and aesthetics. Selcer received a BA in Writing, Literature, and Visual Criticism from The Evergreen State College; a MA in English from Simon Fraser University; and a MFA from California College of the Arts.

The essays produced during the residency are now published:
"Time Flows onto the Highways, Escapes up the Interstate," in New Media Art 2017: Back to Nature (CICA Press: 2016), ed. Leejin Kim
"On Henri Cartier-Bresson," Eye to Eye, The Capilano Review, Series 3, Number 29 (2016)