Though trained as a painter, Astri Snodgrass is a dynamic visual artist whose work also spans drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and fabric. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Alabama, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at Boise State University.
Through experiences in Norway at Nansenskolen Norsk Humanistisk Akademi and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, Astri found a newfound love of language, light, and perception. Her work has been exhibited nationally in solo and group shows at COOP Gallery, the Fuel and Lumber Company in Birmingham, Alabama, and McNeese State University’s Grand Gallery in Lake Charles, Louisiana, among others. She is a Hambidge Fellow and a VCCA Fellow, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Studios Midwest.
In 2019 Astri was awarded an Alexa Rose Grant to develop a new body of work using fiber.
“I work cyclically, making new work that reveals the unseen qualities of previous work: photograms of works on paper, rubbings of earlier rubbings; collages of old paintings, etc. My collage sensibility is somewhat akin to quilting. In repurposing material, making old scraps into something new, each piece is linked to a larger family, as if sharing common DNA.”