Anna Hepler’s “The Great Haul,” at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. (Scott Peterman)

Anna Hepler, one of Maine’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, has for a long time talked about her work in terms of its connections with nature. Born in Boston and based in Portland, Hepler, 40, has an enviable track record of successful shows and ambitious installations in prominent venues, from the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. She uses language beautifully and confidently — alive to its limitations but eager, where possible, for precision.


Sebastian Smee
Boston Globe