Anne Farley Gaines
Anne Farley Gaines received her BA in Studio Art from Principia College, Elsah, Illinois in 1976 and her MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio in 1980. That year she moved to the Pilsen area of Chicago, now called the Chicago Arts District. She now owns a Victorian home there which she remodeled and where she lives with Geoffrey Novelli, her sculptor husband, and has her studio. Gaines has exhibited extensively in various parts of the United States, mainly in the Midwest, and has been both a member and later an affiliate member of A.R.C. Gallery since 1984. In addition to having had numerous exhibits at A.R.C., Anne has shown at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and Mars Gallery in Chicago in addition to such alternative venues as the Health Clinic for the Arts at University of Illinois in Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, Raue Cultural Arts Center in Crystal Lake, IL, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and the Rockford Art Museum to name only a few.
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