Images start with “something seen or experienced” that “must” be said. I am constantly creating images in my mind on a daily basis and since life experiences are always in a state of change, art calls for a spontaneous approach to media in an attempt to catch the moment as well as the feeling. Increasingly, the marks I make in drawing, painting or printmaking must be direct and sure.
There is a sense of immediacy and I feel that my art must always have the look of “just being born”.
It is about mark-making and the surfaces created.
It is about materials and process.
And it is of course always about progression and movement from one place to another.
Ann has been teaching and creating art in Northern New Jersey and on Cape Cod for the last 40 years. Her imagery is highly original and unique combining a huge variety of materials and techniques. She has garnered awards both nationally and internationally.
Her earliest years were in West New York, New Jersey. She earned her first Masters Degree in Art Education and Painting from New York University.
Ann and her husband moved to Dennis, Cape Cod in 1983.
She taught at Cape Cod Community College from 1984-2000.
Her skills and interests are so diverse that she was able to teach courses in Figure Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Visual Fundamentals as well as Printmaking. Ann holds a second masters degree: An MFA in Printmaking and Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts.
From 2000 until recently, she has been on the move between Florida and Cape Cod. As a caregiver to both parents and husband, she continued with her art. She derives stimulation from a changing environment, and is so prolific that since 2014 she has had an unprecedented five solo shows!
Presently there are 24 pieces in a solo show at the Cape Cod Hospital. If any one is brave enough to venture there with the pandemic still underway, there is an impressive body of prints, paintings and drawings. But you can catch this show in this website. GO TO HER BLOG. FOR MORE GO TO THE FULL RESUME
RESUME HIGHLIGHTS FOR FULL RESUME
RECENT SOLO SHOWS
2020 Cape Cod Hospital: “24 pieces”: (Varied paintings, drawings and prints)
2017 South Shore Art Center: “Surfacing”: oil paintings: (Tracing the Currents)
2016 Cotuit Art Center: “Shifting and Unfolding” : prints and drawings: (Drawing From a Moving Car and Palms in the Wind).
2014-15 Cape Museum of Fine Arts: “Nature..The Obsessive Quest” : (Cape inspired drawings)
2014 Highfield Hall: “Trees” (seven large multi -media drawings: Symbiosis).
HONORS AND AWARDS
Honorable Mention: “Land and Sea” South Shore Art Center
Invitational: “Surrounded By Water” Cross Rip Gallery
1ST PRIZE PAINTING Cape Cod Art Center
INVITATIONAL Miller White Gallery
JUROR’S AWARD Cape Museum of Art : “Printmakers of Cape Cod”.
INVITATIONAL “Afield..Artists on the Road” South Shore Art Center
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
HONORABLE MENTION: “Expressions” Zullo Gallery
INVITATIONAL “Etch and Sketch” Duxbury Art Complex Museum. Featured in Boston Globe
PRINTS NATIONAL Lancaster Museum Mark Pascal juror
1ST PRIZE PAINTING: Cape Art Center
1ST PRIZE PRINTMAKING: Endicott College: MGNE show: (Dwight Pogue juror)
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida
NATIONAL JURIED SHOW: Barrington Center for the Arts:(Mark Pascal Art Institute of Chicago.)
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY Solo Show: Roads Travelled…Cape Cod Community College
SOUTH COAST NEW ENGLAND PRINTMAKING: (Catalogued with 27 artists with Michael Mazur)
COVER OF CAPE COD POETRY REVIEW
CAPE WEEK FEATURED, “One of Kind”
ZOUFF AND HIS AMERICAN FRIENDS” Exhibition in Poland and Czechoslovakia with 44 artists
(Robert Beuuchamp, Carmen Cicero, Salvatore Del Deo, John Grillo, Elspeth Halvorsen,
Jack Larned, Paul Resika.Tony Vevers, Elspeth Halvorsen, to name a few)
SELECTED: PERMANENT AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Cape Cod Community College
University of Massachusetts
Cape Museum of Art