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 in 2014, practiced there again in 2017 as a ceramics post-baccalaureate student, and in 2020 received her MFA from the Maine College of Art.
Anna has exhibited nationally at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ME), Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (ME), Bray North Gallery (MT), The Clay Studio (PA), Tippetts & Eccles Gallery (UT) , Soo Visual Arts Center (MN), and the Hyde Museum (NY). She is the recipient of the 2019 Professional Development Grant, 2020 NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship, CERF+ Grant, and 2021 Colorado Arts Grant. Her research is in hemp clay bodies. Anna lives in Longmont, Colorado.