Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, The Academy of Art University

Master of Arts in Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bachelor of Arts in Art, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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Anna Pagnucci

Anna Pagnucci, MFA

College of Liberal Arts


Anna Pagnucci is a professor and a painter. Her artwork primarily focuses on emotionalism through abstraction in an energetic liquid style, though she also does figurative portrait work to maintain freshness in teaching. Pagnucci’s artwork is part of various private and public collections, including The Racine Art Museum, We-Energies, the Kenosha Care Center, Haskris Presidential Collection, Presidential Collection Platinum Design and Development, and the Hayward Memorial Hospital. Her gallery representation has included Monfort’s Gallery and the Northern Lights Gallery in Racine, WI; Portal Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Arts Board; the Iowa Arts Council; and the Stuart Saatchi Gallery of London, England. Pagnucci earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art, Summa Cum Laude, with a minor in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She received a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus on Baroque, Italian Renaissance, Gothic Architecture, and Photography. Her thesis, Bacchus, God of Pleasure and Excess, looked at iconography in the work of Velazquez. Pagnucci also has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her publications include Light, Color, Glass: Pattern of Illumination and 100 Artists of the Midwest. Pagnucci has had several television interviews regarding her art on ACTV25 Channel 6 in Chicago and Artscape in WI, as well as radio interviews on WSUP.

Her artwork can be viewed online at and Portal Wisconsin.