Annie Buckley is a multidisciplinary artist and writer with an emphasis on art and social justice and Director and Professor of the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University. Buckley has received numerous grants and awards for her work as a professor and with Prison Arts Collective, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the highest faculty honor, Outstanding Professor, at California State University, San Bernardino in 2019. Her writing has been published by Artforum, Art in America, The Huffington Post, and her series, “Art Inside,” about teaching art in prisons, is published by Los Angeles Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor.

Buckley’s art embraces image, text, and participatory practice and has been included in museum and gallery exhibitions since the 1990s, including at the Hollywood Art and Culture Center in Florida with Miami Basel in 2014 and the Terrain Biennial in 2017. She has a BA with honors from UC Berkeley; an MFA in New Genres from Otis College of Art and Design; is a certified yoga instructor, and holds a Certificate of Women’s Executive Leadership from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.