Annie Kammerer Butrus is an artist who pursues work about our perception of the places we live. Her work involves documenting the changes in the landscape and the emotions evoked in response to that change. Mainly realized in painting, Kammerer Butrus's work has concentrated on the Birmingham, Alabama area where she resides.
“What may seem anachronistic in a digital age is the fact that Butrus works en plein air, carrying sketchbooks and tracing paper to the orchards to track the passage of time as the trees cast their shadows across the ground. These are then transferred to her panels, as obverse and reverse images, creating the diptychs that comprise a single work.” (Brett Levine)
1999 MFA, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
1993 BA in Art, cum laude, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
2010 Transitive Geographies: Contemporary Visions of an Evolving South, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA, curated by Shannon Morris
Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Vulcan Materials Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Art 24, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
2009 Peach Tree Trail, UAB, Birmingham, AL
eARTh Exhibitions, Wiregrass Museum, Dothan, AL
Celebrating Contemporary Arts in Alabama, Johnson Center of the Arts, Troy, AL
2008 Energy in the 21st, 21st Street Studio, Birmingham, AL
New Work, Amanda Schedler Fine Art, Birmingham, AL
Visiting Artist Show, Samford University, Dothan, AL
New Work, Coleman/Schedler Fine Art, Fairfield, CT
What They're Doing Now: The Best 25 Years, MGAC, Birmingham, AL
2007 Landscape into Art, Maralyn Wilson, Birmingham, AL
2006 "Next Young Art Stars", Introductions '06, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Alabama Masters: ASCA Fellowship Recipients 2005-2006, Peach Tree Trail: Summer, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Alabama Masters: ASCA Fellowship Recipients 2005-2006, Alabama Artist Gallery, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL
Made in Birmingham, Space 301, Mobile, AL
Publications and Other Media
Courtney Barnes, Stylecourt.blogspot.com, 1/31/2013
Nelson, James. Alabama Peach Trees Captured in All Their Seasonal Glory. The Birmingham News, 5/17/09 p.3G
Nelson, James. Samford Selects. The Birmingham News, March 9, page 3F
What They're Doing Now: The Best of 25 Years, MGAC, Birmingham, AL
Karen Phillips Irons, Southern Accents, Travel Section: Birmingham, Sep/Oct 2007.
Alexa Stevenson, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, October 2007.
Erika Alexia Tsoukanelis, Fairfield County Home, September 2007.
Brett Levine, Artist Profile, Birmingham Home and Garden, May/June 2007.
James R. Nelson, "Peach Tree Trail," Birmingham News, 2/19/06.
Jessica Dallow, Art Papers, March/April 2005.
Beth Venn, New American Paintings, Book #58, Southern Edition, Summer 2005.
Interviewed by Georgine Clark, Alabama State Council of the Arts Radio Series, aired 3/22/05.
"Expressions of Place," Alabama Arts, Volume XXI (cover)
Michael Huebner, "Five Birmingham Artists among 53 participating..." Birmingham News, 6/19/05.
James R. Nelson, "BAMA," Birmingham News, 11/21/04.
Julie Cole, Southern Accents, Southeast Section, Sep/Oct 2004.
Glenny Brock, "Becoming BAMA artists," Birmingham Weekly, 12/2/04.
Jane Longshore, Black and White, Exhibition Section, October, 2003; Reproduction, 2/04.
Joel Groover, Art and Antiques, Traveling Collector, October, 2003.
James R. Nelson, "Annie Kammerer Butrus...Recent Works", Birmingham News,10/19/03.
Ashley Starling, The UAB Kaleidoscope, Career Section, 7/2/02. Reproduction.
"On Show," Birmingham News, 11/4/01. Reproduction.
Ashley Starling, Birmingham Magazine, Canvas Section, November 2001. Reproduction.
Leigh Anne Monitor Birmingham Post-Herald, Best Bets Section, 4/26/02. Reproduction.
James R. Nelson, "Recent Works by...Annie Kammerer Butrus", Birmingham News. 6/18/00.
Interviewed by Susan Smith for National Public Radio, Northern Illinois, aired 8/14/98.