Anne Cavanagh studied in the United States, France, and England, obtaining a Bachelor of Art in Pre-Medical Illustration (2004).
Cavanagh has participated in a large selection of exhibits, including Connections (University of Alberta, 2022), HeART of HealthCARE (Healthcare Excellence Canada, 2021), Breath, Heart, Spirit: Celebrating 150 Years of the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA, 2021), Peripheral Visions at Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario (2019), Drawing 2018: An Annual Juried Exhibit Showcasing Drawings by Contemporary Canadian Artists at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Women Painting Women (R)Evolution in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2013), the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit at Nathan Philips Square (2012, 2013), a solo exhibit at the Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP Instructor Series, 2012) and the juried group exhibit Not a Drop to Drink: Water Politics and Scarcity in the 21st Century at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto (2012).
Past awards and grants include scholarship to attend a Drawing Master Class, New York Academy of Art (New York City, NY, USA, 2017), publication in Strokes of Genius 7: The Best of Drawing (North Light Books, 2015), the Ontario Arts Council Artist in Education Grant (2007) and the Prisma Colour Illustration Award (2004).
Cavanagh was the Director of the Ontario Society of Artists Eastern Hub from 2018 to 2021. Recently she co-curated Ambient Landscapes at the Art Gallery of Northumberland and will jury the OSA Annual Juried Exhibit at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.