Anderson is in the Aesthetics Ph.D. program in Arts and Humanities. She holds an MFA in Painting from UMASS, Amherst, 1983, where she began painting outsized abstract paintings. From there, she had several exhibits and solo shows. Then in 2014, she earned an MA in Archaeology from Leiden University in The Netherlands. Concentrating on the Prehistory of Northwest Europe and the Middle East, she wrote her thesis on the petroglyphs of the Geghama Mountains in Armenia. She completed research on Neolithic and Chalcolithic pottery in 2009 and 2010. In 2015, she worked on a large Late Bronze Age rescue cemetery site. It was shown primarily in Europe since 2008 and in 2012 was chosen to participate in the 8th Biennale in Gyumri, Armenia with an installation entitled “Wings for the Women of Armenia”. She has shown work in artist-in-residencies for ten years, and her work appears in publications from The Netherlands, Latvia, and Germany.
Anderson is scheduled for exhibits in Europe for the summer of 2020. She is also an editor for EXARC, the Dutch Experimental Archaeology Journal and serves as an assistant editor for ARAMAZD, the Armenian Journal of Archeology. Her upcoming dissertation will center on the public land art project Connemara, here in North Texas.