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 identity-making.
Anj Fermor is an emerging artist and writer of English-Scottish descent residing in Mohkinstsis (Calgary), on Treaty 7 Territory. They have provided art work and writing for venues and publications in Calgary, Toronto, and New York. In 2018 they were a resident with the New York University Summer Studio Program and was a finalist for the 20th Annual RBC Painting Competition. In the summer of 2019 they participated in the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation Residency at cSPACE King Edward and the inaugural Momus Emerging Critics Residency, in Montreal. They were recently announced as one of the runners-up for the 2020 Canadian Art Writing Prize.
At the beginning of July 2019 the new online art
publication Studio was launched, for which Fermor is the founding publisher and writer.
Fermor would like to thank the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Elephant Artist Relief Society for supporting their work.