Anne Flash received her MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York City and her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She taught at Trinity College in Hartford for four years, before moving to Cape Cod fifteen years ago. In the 1990's, she was granted two residencies at Yaddo and one at the Millay Colony for the Arts. Flash has been teaching drawing at Cape Cod Community College for the past nine years, and was Artist-in-Residence at the college in the fall of 2008. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Boston, Connecticut, and Provincetown. Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout New England. She believes, as an artist and as a teacher, that drawing exists at the core of all art, and is therefore an essential practice for artists.
“As a teacher, I see myself as a facilitator, directing students to begin, or continue, learning the universal language of art. I love to teach drawing, because it IS universal.
"It is built on a hierarchy of relationships. Its methodology gets at the nuts and bolts of that visual language: establishing relationships between lines and shapes, and their two-dimensional containers.
Art is naturally symbolic, and thus deals in metaphor. In drawing, structural lines, forms, and tonal relationships stand in for many things—the subjects being represented and circumscribed by the artist, as well as the myriad visual associations and relationships both artist and viewer bring to the drawing as human beings. Drawings, and art in general establish, in a sense, a parallel reality, creating in visual terms each artist's own renderings of aspects of the world(s) we live in. Both the teaching and the learning of studio art at CCCC is a fantastic opportunity! Teaching students to become visually literate is and always has been a significant feature of a strong liberal arts education.”