Anne McGuire

Anne McGuire’s art experiments with conventions of perception through forms including video, performance, and painting, as well as short fiction and poems. For her film Strain Andromeda, The (1993), she re-edited Robert Wise’s The Andromeda Strain (1971) in such a way that it starts with the end and ends with the beginning. For her May 2016 show at Right Window Gallery, San Francisco, entitled Snatchers Body the of Invasion, she again re-edits a Hollywood film as an examination of recent social upheaval in San Francisco. Her video art has been shown at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and White Chapel Gallery, London, among many other venues and festivals. McGuire’s videos are distributed by Video Data Bank, in Chicago, and LUX in London; her works on paper can be viewed at [2nd floor projects], in San Francisco. She also performs on stage as a singer with her long-time collaborator Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and is a member of the Right Window Gallery at 992 Valencia Street in San Francisco. McGuire was born in the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant, and George Kuchar called her a decent person.