Faculty: Anna Strickland


 Anna Strickland, a Senior Critic in the Photography Dept. has taught the Antique and Alternative Processes Class and other classes at RISD for over two decades. She has also taught the contemporary application of historical processes at a number of other colleges and universities throughout the US and Europe. Trained in antique processes at Visual Studies Workshop in the 70’s, she has continuously employed alternative processes in her installations and other professional productions. She holds a graduate degree from Tufts University/ the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she did original research in historical processes as part of her thesis. Her work is found in both private and public collections throughout the US and Europe. One of the courses she teaches every year involves bringing RISD students to Paris to work at Spéos: Paris Photographic Institute. In 2010 she exhibited work from her seminal “Ladder Series” at the Galerie Spéos. > 

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

 My main focus of research and art production is humankinds relationship with the natural world. My colleague, Yuriko Saito from the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Dept. and I were honored to receive a Kyobo Grant in 2009 to create a course on the subject of Water. Our course, Aqua Incognito, was offered in the Spring of 2009. 

Anna Strickland

Anna Strickland

Senior Critic

  • BS, SUNY Empire State College
  • MFA, Tufts University


  • PHOTO-W561
  • PHOTO-5318

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Karen Ludlam, Effigy, archival inkjet print