Anna DeMauro was born in 1976 in Montrose, Pennsylvania. Upon graduating
high school, Anna briefly attended the New York Studio School in New York
City before moving to upstate, New York to study intensively with her
father, a painter and professor of art for 35 years at Binghamton
University. Anna attended her father's courses and worked on her own in a studio she set up in Spool Contemporary Art Space in nearby Johnson City. In 2007 Anna sought to further her education in sculpture and studied for a year at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Since that
introduction to Florence, Anna and her husband have been returning regularly to Italy where she continues to paint and sculpt, while her musician husband tours throughout Europe. When not in Italy the couple resides in Memphis, Tennessee and Long Island, New York.
Anna's sculptural process includes working directly from life by recording
her visual and emotional responses to the subject in clay onto armatures
which she constructs herself from wood or steel. Once the modeling is complete she casts her work in bronze or plaster. Anna exhausts abilities of
observation to grasp and contain her visual and felt experience. Anna works from the human figure and its inherent visual language to explore and
communicate thoughts on the human condition.
Anna's painting process is similar to her sculptural process in that she
observes nature, directly recording her impressions on to the canvas. Anna
works in oil paint on linen or wood panels.