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Aneka Ingold

Artist Statement

"When I make art about women, what I am most interested in is confronting and dismantling societal expectations that keep women from being the complicated, complex and ambiguous individuals that they are today and always have been."


Aneka Ingold’s artwork consists of ambiguous narratives combining flat color and pattern with realism. She specializes in mixed media techniques, combining drawing and painting processes. In 2018, Ingold was named the inaugural winner of The Bennett Prize. The award is designed to propel the careers of women artists working in the figurative realist style. She was also named one of ten finalists for The 9th Annual Manifest Prize-One award by Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center, which aims to reward, showcase, celebrate, and document the most exceptional artwork being made today. In 2016, Ingold was awarded First Place at the Valdosta National All-Media Juried Competition at Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, Georgia. Her work was also selected for the Surreal Salon 8, at Baton Rouge Center for Contemporary Art, presented by Juxtapoz magazine. In 2015 Ingold was the Grand Prize Winner at the Vying show during Miami Art Baselat Viophilia Gallery in Wynwood. Ingold is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa teaching Drawing and also at Hillsborough Community College teaching Design. Aneka was the winner of the first Bennett Prize for women realist artists in 2019. Postpartum was one of the works she submitted for this prize.