Anne Isaksson


Anne Isaksson was born 1972 in Goteborg, Sweden. Graduating from London School of Economics in 1998 (BA Geography) she studied Architecture at Royal School of Technology (Stockholm) and University of East London, gaining a BSc in Architecture 2014. She then went on to do a MA in Fine Art at University of East London led by Grenville Davey.

Anne has worked with social media and was part of setting up one of the first Avatar communities in 2000 and also taught at UEL in History and Theory Art and Architecture. While being active in other areas she has been working on her own drawings, photos and sculptures. In 2019 Anne underwent open heart surgery which has launched a series on landscape from a new photographic perspective as part of her recovery. 

In 2020 she was accepted to take part in a Fine Art Doctorate programme at UEL which she postphoned one year because of Covid regulations but is due to start in September 2021.

Lives with her family and works in London.


Artist statement

What brings me to making is a desire to be part of an idea and to find a form which represents it. It interests me how ideas can be distilled into something so simple. I work across media but primarily with drawings, photographs and sculpture. Themes have evolved from landscape, abstract light and colour to family relationships. I am now enjoying working with photography as part of my recovery after surgery.



Group exhibitions and solo shows

2020     Baltic Memory and Landscape

2016     (No) More, Oxo Tower

2015     Open Studios, Ceramics Studio New Cross

2014     MA Summer Show, UEL

2014     Synthesis, Trinity Buoy Wharf

2013     What If, Bermondsey Project, London