Anna Kilzer


2019 Master of Fine Art, Intermedia and Sculpture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2018 Master of Art, Photography and Printmaking, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasis in Photography, minor Environment Policy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

Professional Experience 

Present Curriculum Coordinator, Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa City, IA

Present Instructor of Records in Beginning Digital Photography, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016-2018 Instructor of Records in Elements of Photography, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Present Instructor of Art and Writing Community Workshops at PRRC, Iowa City, IA

2018 College for Kids Professor, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

2016-2017 Interior Designer at Dwell, Iowa City, IA

2016 Social Media, Marketing, and Design at Dwell, Iowa City, IA 

2014-2016 Darkroom Technician, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2013-2015 Instructor for at Risk Youth, UAY, Iowa City, IA

Related Experience

2018 Social Media and Campaign Political Photographer for Zach Wahls, IA

Present Art and Visual Design Editor and Co-Creator for WordThug Online Publication 

2017 Community Stories Writing Workshop, Iowa City, IA 

2016-2013 Magid Center Art Director, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2015-2014 The Daily Iowan Journalist/Photographer, Iowa City, IA

2015-2014 Lab Tech for Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Research John Fingert, University of Iowa, IA

Visiting Professor 

2018 Advanced Photography, Visiting Lecture on Compositing Images in Photoshop, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2018 Intermediate Photography lecture on pairing words with imagery, University of Iowa, IA 

2018 Language Literature and Culture Workshop Guest Speaker, University of Iowa, IA

2017 Concepts in Intermedia Guest Speaker, University of Iowa, IA


2018 Nominated to Apply for Fulbright 

2018 ThinkTank 10 Emerging Educator Fellowship

2016-2018 Graduate Assistantship

2016-2018 Provost Office Grant 

2016 PDN, Photo Annual Silver Award in Portrait

2015 Food for Thought Grant

2012 Best of Graduation Class

2012 Scholastic Gold Key (x3) 


2018-2017 Linda Bolton Archival Project, Iowa City, IA

2014-2016 Site:Lab Photographer and Curator, Grand Rapids, MI/Chicago, IL

2015-2016 Fellow with Jeff Biggers, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2015 The Potters Wife, South Bend, IN 

Solo Exhibitions 

2018 Salinity and Me, Special Projects Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2018 Untitled, Project Lab, Iowa City, IA 

2017 WordThug, University of Maryland, MD 

2016 Artificial Sedimentation, Magid Center, Iowa City, IA

2016 University of Iowa Art History Library, Iowa City, IA 

2016 Arcadia Cafe, Ames, IA

2015 Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA

2014 Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA 

2012 Duck Worth Wearing Solo Show, Ames, IA 

Group Exhibitions 

2018 Group Exhibition with Jacquelyn Dale Whitman and Jacob Jones Outside Art Building West, IA

2018 MA Group Show, Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2017 16x16x16 Traveling Exhibition: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; University of Lawrence, KS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE 

2017 Seven, Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016 Five, Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2016 Photo Group Show, Drewelowe, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2016 16x16x16 Traveling Exhibition: University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

2016 Advanced Photo Group Show, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2015 Not Unlike Any Land, Gunder Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2015 4x5 Show, Deadwood, Iowa City, IA

2015 Advanced Photography Group Show, Iowa City, IA 

2012 Senior Group Expo, Ames, IA 

2012 Des Moines Arts Center, Des Moines, IA 


2018 Beginning Digital Photography Art Show, Iowa City, IA

2016 Art Speaks, Art History Library, Iowa City, IA

2014 Intermedia Show Case, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA


2018 Best of Iowa City, Book, Iowa City, IA

2018 AWP Racial Theory in Writing and Arts Proposal

2017 Writers Workshop Interview of Tameka Conley

2017 WordThug 

2017 Daily Pallete

2016 Earthwords

2015 The Daily Iowan 

2015 The Iowa Chemist 

2014 Blacktree Studios

2014 The Potters Wife

2014 Chicago Architecture Foundation 


2017 University of Iowa Museum of Art, Printmaking, Iowa City, IA

2012 Ames High School Sculpture, Ames, IA 

Editorial Commissions

2018 Photographer for Painting Artist and Sculptural Based Work

2018 Archived Work with Photos for Print and Watercolor Artist, Bolton, IA

2017 Photographed Designed Spaces for Editorial Magazines (Dwell)

2016 ESPN College Football Game Day Photographer


2017 Iowa River Water Sourcing Research for the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

2016 Des Moines Capital Fellowship Working with Des Moines Water Source Lawsuit and Policy, Des Moines, IA

2016 Jeff Biggers Sustainable Research in Nitrates and Waterways, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

BFA Committee Member

2017 Shannon Mulligan 

2017 Gilbert Phelps


2016 Food for Thought, Iowa City, IA

2016-2014 KRUI DJ, Iowa City, IA

2014-2012 Youth Counselor at United Action for Youth, Iowa City, IA

2012-2010 Crisis Line Counselor at ACCESS, Ames, IA 

2012-2010 Pine Ridge Reservation Kids Camp Leader 

2011 Taught English at Suzhou College, Suzhou, China 

2011 Refugee Outreach Volunteer, Minneapolis, MN