Annie Bao is a Manhattan-based Contemporary Surrealist painter who specializes in oil portraits of people and animals. Her work depicts a fascination with the complexity of the human condition and is a careful negotiation between real life and the fantastic. Her work aims to redefine contemporary life through pictorial satire and evocative whimsy. 

 

Self-taught, Annie began selling her paintings and taking commissions while studying Political Science and International Affairs at Columbia University. After graduation, she began pursuing painting seriously while working as a political analyst and has since studied with Cornelia Foss and Robert Cenedella at the Art Students League of New York.

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In 2012, Annie left her job and established Annie Bao Art. She has since exhibited widely in Manhattan, NYC and continues to sell to private collectors domestic and abroad.