Anna Gaskell was born in 1969 in Des Moines, IA. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of
Chicago (1992) and her MFA from Yale University (1995). She has been the subject of many solo
exhibitions, including at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2000); The Menil Collection,
Houston, TX (2002); Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (2006); The Box at the
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2007); and The Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines,
IA (2020). Gaskell has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Visions From
America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940–2001, Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2002); Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York, NY (2002); Stalemate, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
(2004); Out There: Landscape in the New Millennium, The Museum of Contemporary Art
Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2005); Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2007);
Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography, The National Museum
of Women in American Art, Washington, DC (2008); Haunted, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao,
Spain (2010); Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2011); Ecstatic
Alphabets/Heaps of Language, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2012); Telling Tales:
Contemporary Narrative Photography, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (2016); Live
Dangerously, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C (2019); and Alice.
Curiouser and Curiouser, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (2020). Gaskell currently lives
and works in New York City, NY.
Bio updated as of 2023.