Anj Fermor is an emerging artist and writer residing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Treaty 7 Territory. They have provided art work and writing for exhibitions throughout Calgary. Within the past year they participated in the New York University Summer Studio Residency, was a finalist for the 20th Annual RBC Painting Competition, and in the summer 2019 will participate in the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation Residency at cSPACE King Edward and the inaugral Momus Emerging Critics Residency. At the beginning of July 2019 the new online arts publication Studio was launched, for which Fermor is the founding editor and writer.
Using time and material-intensive processes, Fermor's visual work uses language and imagery to reflect their interest in the intentional abstraction of communication and identity. Much of Fermor’s artwork and texts are the result of time spent alone: each offer a small gesture to the experience of solitude or alienation, each a documentation of identiity-making.