AnneKarin was born into an environment where originality and creativity were prized and rewarded. Her father is Henry P. Glass, one of the founders of the field of industrial design and one of the pace setting designers in America during the 20th century. His work is displayed in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as museum and private collections in the United States and Europe. Her mother, Eleanor, is a guilded master dressmaker. AnneKarin began her studies at her father’s knee and spent most of her summer vacations during her childhood studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where her father headed the Industrial Design Department. AnneKarin continued to study art and create paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture during high school and college. In the Peace Corps in Brazil, she established a leather goods factory to give sometimes employed shoe makers steady jobs. She was responsible for designing and making the patterns for shoes, bags, belts, jewelry, and household items in leather. There she also produced a body of woodcut prints and photographs.
Subsequent to finishing her Master’s degree at Illinois Institute of Technology, she moved to San Francisco, where she established her own corporation. She has designed and produced architectural graphics as well as illustrations, photographs and graphic design for print and electronic media.
AnneKarin has exhibited her work in juried shows including the Art Institute of Chicago; SOMARTS Gallery, Modesto Lanzoni Gallery, 23rd Street Gallery, Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco; Tubac Center for the Arts in Tubac AZ, the Mustard Festival in Napa, CA., the Green House Gallery in San Antonio, TX; and has had multiple solo exhibitions locally and in Brazil. She is a member of the Artist’s Guild of San Francisco. Her award-winning work is included in the private and institutional collections the world over. Her work has been published in books and magazines internationally.