Kim Anno is a painter, object maker and public artist with a multi-ethnic heritage whose choice of Islamic, Moorish and Asian influences modulates the abstract character of her work. Her oil paintings on wood blur the boundary of high art and cultural artifact, reflecting her ideas about ritual and cultural identity. She has shown her work nationally, in Europe and in South America. Anno has received numerous public commissions and, among other awards, was granted an NEA fellowship in 1996. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and is represented by Patricia Correia Gallery in Los Angeles.