Anna Friz

Anna Friz

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Anna Friz is a radio, sound and media artist, who creates audio compositions, broadcasts, installations, short films, and live performances. Her curiousities continually return to themes of transmission ecologies and the intimacies of signal space, environment and land, infrastructures, time perception and durational performance, and critical fictions. Since 1998, she has created radiophonic works in which radio is often the source, subject, and medium of the work; she also composes for theater, dance, film, and public practice performance. Anna has exhibited and performed widely in North America and internationally. Her radio artworks have been commissioned by national public radio in Canada, Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Denmark, and Spain, and heard on public and independent airwaves all over the world. She is the recipient a Hellman Fellowship, a Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, a Phonurgia Nova residency award (2020) and finalist for the Phonurgia Nova Sound Art Prize (2017, 2005), second place for the Prix Palma Ars Acoustica (2014), along with numerous grants and commissions. Anna holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University in Tkaronto/Toronto, and is currently Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz.

Photo Credit: Carolyn Lagattuta

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