Abbie Read majored in studio art and art history at Oberlin College and received her MFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. She has shown in many Maine galleries and institutions including the Portland Museum of Art, the Maine Center for Contemporary Art, the University of Southern Maine, Waterfall Arts, and Aarhus Gallery. In 2014 she was one of eight artists to show at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Doha, Qatar.
Her early background was in printmaking, painting and drawing. “But at some point early on,” she says, “I realized that I was less interested in making images than in the hands-on process of constructing something out of raw materials.
At the bottom of it all is always the question, ‘What if I do this. . . ?’”