Annaesthetic was founded by fiber artist and designer Anna Shapiro. Anna received a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. She now lives and works in Providence as an independent artist and designer. Her textile collection can be found at galleries and juried art festivals across the country.

Artist Statement

I individually hand loom each piece in my textile collection. My love of form, fabric, and texture is a natural extension of my background in sculpture. I enjoy creating original patterns that feature many unconventional approaches to knitting. My favorite fiber to work with is Bamboo because of its incredibly soft texture and eco-friendly attributes. I also have been exploring innovative ways to knit and felt merino wool in a new line of sculptural scarves. I strive to create work that is highly functional, elegant, and contemporary. When it comes to the art of adornment, I believe there is beauty in function and function in beauty.