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Annie Leist is an artist living and working in New York City.

Annie Leist was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC.  She graduated from Wake Forest University in 1996 with a double major in studio art and mathematics.  Her liberal arts education continued at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she spent a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying semiotics and word/image relationships.  In 1998, she moved to Washington, DC to work at the National Gallery of Art.  After three years managing a database housed in the Gallery’s Conservation Division, she enrolled at Mason Gross School of the Arts, a school of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  She received her MFA degree in 2003.  Since then, she and her husband have spent time in NYC and in Boston.  Her art has been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions over the years, and is represented in corporate and academic collections in the US and abroad.  Though her studio is located in East Williamsburg, her work is shaped by her experiences as a pedestrian in numerous cities across the US and Europe.