After a 35+ year professional career as a graphic/environmental graphic designer, Ann earned an MFA in 2012 from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute - School of Art. Currently, Ann is a practicing artist and an instructor at Mesa Community College, and previously at Arizona State University and Paradise Valley Community College in metropolitan Phoenix. Her work has been recognized, published and shown nationally and internationally. Ann is currently represented by Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. Selected publications include: FiberArts Magazine, 1000 Artisan Textiles (Quayside Publishing Group), American Craft Magazine, Surface Design Journal, and the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Placemaking, 2017. Notable projects include: The Collective Cover Project – 2012 Art Prize Top 5 Juror’s Award and OxBow Residency Recipient; solo exhibitions at ASU/Tempe, AZ, Modified Arts/Phoenix, AZ, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art/Grand Rapids, MI and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft/Houston, TX The Ground Cover Project - 2014 Americans for the Arts, Public Arts in Review; 2014 Arizona Forward Crescordia award for art in public spaces, Juried Best of Show in the 2015 Surface Design Association international show, Materialities, and published by National Endowment for the Arts in their publication, Creative Placemaking in 2017. What Happened Today? – 2015 article in American Craft Magazine, solo exhibition at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft/Houston, TX. Re-Thanks – 2017 commission by the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture as part of an artist residency at the 27th Avenue Solid Waste Facility/Phoenix, AZ – exhibited at the Arizona Science Center and Phoenix City Hall, Phoenix, AZ, 2017. Violet Protest - 2020-2022, in response to the Phoenix Art Museum’s 2020 Scult Mid-Career Artist Award. Exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum, Spring 2021, and then sent to the US 117th Congress in late 2021. The VP won first place in the SF Museum of Craft and Design online exhibition “Call and Response,” a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from AZ Congressman Greg Stanton, and the Mayor of Phoenix, Kate Gallego declared April 13, 2021 as “Violet Protest Day” in Phoenix, AZ.