Anna Valenti is a ceramic artist born in New York and raised throughout the United States. She weaves and pinches clay vessels ranging from pots to chairs to screens. Her heavily touched installations highlight the emotional valence of crafted spaces and the objects that inhabit them. Anna received her BA from the University of Colorado Boulder (2014), practiced there again as a ceramics post-baccalaureate student (2017), and received her MFA from the Maine College of Art (2020). She has taught wheel throwing, hand building, ceramic weaving, and paper clay making in classroom settings.
Anna has exhibited nationally at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (ME), Bray North Gallery (MT), The Clay Studio (PA), Tippetts & Eccles Gallery (UT) , Soo Visual Arts Center (MN), New System Exhibitions (ME), and Hyde Museum (NY). She is the recipient of the Professional Development & Creative Entrepreneurship Grant (2019), NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship (2020), and CERF+ Grant (2020). Her research is in hemp clay bodies.