Annika Earley makes multidisciplinary work about transformation, in-between states, and the experience of being a woman. She often uses German folk and fairytales as reference points in her work.
Annika grew up in rural Switzerland but moved to mid-coast Maine in 2000. When she was very young she used to play in the woods; there she found a small, shingled hut with tiny windows and a locked door. Having been raised on Grimm stories, Annika was very confident that this must be a witch's house and proceeded to avoid it at all cost as she had no interest in being baked into a pie. When she returned to Switzerland for the first time after ten years, she discovered that this hut was in fact a storage shed belonging to the forestry department of her village. This experience continues to have a profound effect on Annika's work.
She graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art with a BFA in Painting and Drawing in 2012 and continued to receive her M. Phil of Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine in 2014 and her MFA from the Maine College of Art in 2016.
She now lives in southern Maine.