about the artist

Annie Tull uses repetition and rhythm to push the boundaries of color and line. Her sustainable site-specific installations are created from organic cotton rope and plant-based dyes. Tull’s experimental approach and sleek design sense led her to be named one of ‘20 Artists to Collect in 2020’ by London-based DESTIG Magazine. With dual background in interior architecture and fine art, she uses rope as a means of connection toward a goal of closing the gap between people and planet.

Tull grew up in rural Delaware and headed west to earn a BFA from University of San Francisco. Assisting muralist Eric Hongisto inspired her to work on a larger scale and discover ways to reinvent the canvas. Her three-dimensional paintings in space simulate brushstrokes across the room.

Spanning traditional and experimental methods of fine and textile arts such as painting, macramé and weaving as well as suspended, architecturally-integrated, or freestanding sculpture and installation, her work explores the ways humans exist both as part of the natural ecosystem and as a species set apart, ultimately seeking to bridge the gap between artificial human construction and naturally occurring habitat.

Since completing her graduate studies in Interior Architecture & Design at The George Washington University, Tull has designed corporate interiors and installed numerous commissioned works. She welcomes the opportunity to combine her fine art background with architecture and design, but aims to exhibit her installations "in the wild," in the context of public art that is accessible to all. Her objective is not to create work that is simply part of the decor, but to expand the possibilities of what art can be, and mean, to all members of the life community.

By exploring the creative potential of an ordinary household material like rope, Tull hopes to create visual experiences that are honest, intentional, and tied back to the land. She is committed to a creative practice with an earth-first ethos.

    • Selected Exhibitions & Acquisitions

      2022

      Happify Health, Permanent Installation, New York, New York

      2021

      SoftBank Global, Permanent Installation, Miami, Florida

      Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, SHINE: Catching the Light Juried Group Exhibition, Solomons, Maryland

      Las Laguna Art GalleryPainterly Juried Group Exhibition, Laguna Beach, California

      2020

      Rivian Automotive, Permanent Installation, Irvine, California

      D|A|C Gallery, A Lot Can Happen In A Year Group Exhibition, Miami, Florida

      Twitch, Permanent Installation, New York, New York

      Private Collection, Permanent Installation, Los Angeles, California

      D|A|C Gallery, An Overwhelming Experience: The Human - Earth Relationship Group Exhibition, Miami, Florida

      AmazonStudios, Permanent Installation, Culver City, California

      Greenoaks Capital, Permanent Installation, Orinda, California

      Berkeley Art CenterPart I Group Exhibition, Berkeley, California

      2019

      Mangalam Research Center, The Hidden Heart of Freedom Juried Group ExhibitionBerkeley, Ca.

      Four Barrel, Between Immensity and Eternity Three-Person Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      Hôtel Biron, Personal Cathedrals, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      Creative Framing Gallery, Toward The Light Curated Group Exhibition, Oakland, California

      Aroma Café, Reflections on a Year Well Lived, Solo Exhibition, San Rafael, California

      2018

      Quid Inc, Permanent Installation, San Francisco, California

      Berkeley Art Center, Here: Part I, Group Exhibition, Berkeley, California

      EssentiaDreamscapes, Solo Exhibition, Berkeley, California

      SOMArts Gallery, Chocolate & Art Art Fair, San Francisco, California

      University of San Francisco, Featured Alumni Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      SOMArts Gallery, SF Open Studios Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      Room & Board, SF Open Studios, San Francisco, California

      PresencePG, Permanent Collection, San Francisco, California

      The MillIntersections, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      2017

      Naming Gallery, Spectrum: The Art of Emotion, Solo Exhibition, Oakland, California

      Symbio Robotics, Permanent Installation, Emeryville, California

      SOMArts Gallery, Chocolate & Art Art Fair, San Francisco, California

      111 Minna Gallery, Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Art Fair, San Francisco, California

      Private Collection, Solomons Island, Maryland

      Enlisted Design, Permanent Installation, Oakland, California

      2016

      ABCo Art Space, The Art Carnival Art Fair, Oakland, California

      Studio O+A, Maker Faire Art Fair, San Francisco, California

      2015

      ABCo Art Space, Event Installation, Oakland, California

      City College of San Francisco, Juried Group Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      2011

      SOMArts Cultural Center, thirty-one Group Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      Thacher Gallery at University of San Francisco, 12th Art & Architecture Annual Juried Group Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      SACI Gallery, Autumn Group Exhibition, Florence, Italy

      Thacher Gallery at University of San Francisco, 11th Art & Architecture Annual Juried Group Exhibition, San Francisco, California

      2007

      Toni & Stuart Young Gallery, Pre-College Artist Group Exhibition, Wilmington, Delaware

    • Residencies & Awards

      2022 (scheduled) Art & Ecology Residency, Radius 10 ArtFarm, Galway, Ireland

      2022 Artists in Action Summer Residency, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland

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      Large-Scale Collaborative Projects

      2017 Liquid Faces, interactive string art, Watering Minds, San Francisco, California

      2010 Untitled, fresco, Jules Maidoff Palazzo for the Visual Arts, Florence, Italy

      2006 Finding Nemo, mural, CAMO Daycare Center, Santa Rosa de Copàn, Honduras

       

      Press & Publications

      How Rope Artist Annie Tull Discovered New Ways to Reinvent the Canvas (Not Real Art and Medium)

      Creator Spotlight: Annie Tull (Good Mess Creative)

      20 Artists to Collect in 2020: Top Artist Interview (DESTIG Magazine)

      San Francisco Open Studios: Best of ArtLaunch 2019 (Art Business)

      Quid Offices - San Francisco (Office Snapshots)

      The Art Edit (House & Garden)

      Enlisted Design Studio in Oakland (Page Magazine)

      Workspace of the Week - Enlisted Design Offices (Work Agile UK)

      Enlisted Design Studio in Oakland (AiT Magazine)

      Enlisted Design Offices (Office Snapshots)

      Staff Pick: ‘Spectrum: The Art of Emotion’ at Naming Gallery (East Bay Express)

      Enlisted Design Studio (Archinect)

      Light-filled Space (Delaram Art & Design)

      Enlisted Design Office by Medium Plenty, Oakland – California (Retail Design Blog)

      Colourful Strings Weave through Renovated Offices of Californian Design Agency (Dezeen)

      This Office Will Make You Want to Work at Yelp (Domino)

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      Professional Trainings

      2020 Permaculture Design Certificate, Earth Activist Training, Sonoma County, California

      2019 Augmented Reality Artwork, FLAX Studio, Oakland, California

      2019 Figure Drawing with Michael Markowitz, 23rd Street Studio, San Francisco, California

      2017 Oil Painting with Robert Burden, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

      2016 Water Based Media, Root Division, San Francisco, California

      2015 Art & Assemblage: The Re-Contextualizing of Objects, City College of San Francisco, California

      2015 Introduction to Weaving with Megan Shimek, Yonder, Pacifica, California

      2010 Traditional Methods in Painting (frescoes + tempera alterpieces), Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

       

      Formal Education

      2014 MFA, Interior Architecture + Design, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

      2011 BA, Fine Art, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California