Anna Helgeson is curious; curious about the ever-present past, collective cultural amnesia, and the evolution of humor. Her performance work and writing take deep dives into socially relevant and personally compelling issues including racial construction, the false gender binary, and how image making is used to build both self and culture.
Helgeson has exhibited, performed and lectured throughout the United States including at Work Gallery (Detroit, MI), The Milwaukee Art Museum, Lucky Star Gallery (Milwaukee, WI), MIAD (Milwaukee, WI), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Union Gallery, Rose Street Gallery (Burlington, VT), The University of North Carolina, Asheville Queer Studies Conference (Asheville, NC), Revolve Gallery (Asheville, NC) and is featured on the website “Reframing Photography; Theory and Practice” (Routledge Press). Helgeson received her BA from Ripon College and her MFA (Cum Laude) from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She currently lives with her wife and two cats in Asheville, North Carolina.