Anne Lesley Selcer
Anne Lesley Selcer is the author of Blank Sign Book, a book of essays on art and Sun Cycle, winner of the First Poetry Book Award from the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. They also wrote from A Book of Poems on Beauty, winner of the Gazing Grain award, Banlieusard, a commissioned book-length text for Artspeak, as well as Untitled (a treatise on form), a limited edition published by 2nd Floor Projects. They were a columnist for the Jacket2 Commentary Series and a Columnist in Residence for Open Space in 2014-15, additionally commissioned for an essay parallel to Zarhoulie Abdalian’s SECA Award project. More art writing can be found in Art Practical, Hyperallergic, Fillip and the Cica Museum’s New Media Art 2017: Back to Nature, as well as in catalogs and monographs for the Dietch Projects, the Or gallery and Center A among others. Their writing on literature can be found in Formes Poetiques Contemporaines, With + Stand and Jacket2, and poems appear in The Chicago Review, Fence, Elderly, Armed Cell, The Capilano Review and Action, Yes! among other publications. Writing sometimes manifests as moving image or sound. Video, sound work and text pieces have screened or shown at the Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Visible Verse Festival, Crossroads Film Festival, Krowswork gallery, Southern Exposure, Gauss PDF, and 2nd Floor Projects. They created and curated the innovative Chroma Reading Series for text based artists, poets and researchers when they lived in Vancouver, British Columbia.