Abby Flanagan’s work investigates the nature of perception. She uses drawing, sculpture, and installation to reconfigure materials and images into new contexts as a means to invite playful and poetic encounters. She completed her BFA at Montana State University, followed by an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. She has participated in artist residencies at SOMA Summer in Veracruz, Mexico, Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland, Mildred’s Lane in Narrowsburg, New York, and Orein Arts in Elmira, New York. Flanagan has worked extensively in nonprofits and artist initiatives, including a term as an AmeriCorp VISTA at the Imagine Butte Resource Center in Butte, Montana; as a contributor and designer of the Butte Arts Monthly; and as development coordinator at the Maine Media Workshops + College; and visual art co-editor for the Bat City Review. She currently teaches painting and drawing at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.