Born: 1966, Arlington, TX
Anna Jaap received her BFA Magna Cum Laude from Lipscomb University in 1987 with an emphasis in classical painting, photography and French. For twenty-five years, she has maintained a continuously working studio—establishing herself first as a printmaker before shifting her focus to painting and drawing. Today, Jaap combines these disciplines in mixed media pieces informed by the historical decorative arts, literature, and a deep love of nature.
"I am inspired by the rhythms and forms that repeat throughout the natural
world. We are not separate from the trees, the land, the rivers and seas.
In the beautiful structure of our being, we are connected."
Jaap lives and works in Nashville, TN. Her work has been exhibited in museums and in galleries across the United States, and is included in collections worldwide.
Selected Collections and Commissions:
Agricultural Bank of China, New York, NY
Avon, New York, NY
Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN
BentleyForbes, Chicago, IL
Butler Snow, Nashville, TN
Bruce McGraw Graphics, New York, NY
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
First Bank, Nashville, TN
Gary Lee Partners, Chicago, IL
Governor Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte, Nashville, TN
Henredon, Chicago, IL
Ingram Book Company, Nashville, TN
INSBANK, Nashville, TN
Music City Center, Nashville, TN
Nashville Public Library Foundation, Nashville, TN
The National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA
Primus, Nashville, TN
Ralph Lauren Home, Chicago, IL
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC. Washington, D.C.
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
Tiffany, New York, NY
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN