Born: Chicago, IL
Lives and works in NYC
   
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 "Fusion", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2012 "Arms to Art", Public Art Project, Shkodra, Albania,  (in collaboration with
             John Bowman and Genc Permetti)
2011 "Harvest", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Kunstraum Dadapost, Berlin, Germany
2005 "Czech Lessons", Lindhardt Foundation, Prague 9, Czech Republic
2002 "Facings", Rule, Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
1999 "Strange Attractor", Winston Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1993 "Wreck Womb", Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Timothy Brown Fine Art, Aspen, CO
1991 Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Payton Rule, Denver, CO
1986 Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
Virgil Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Barbada Braathen Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Artisera Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Fairbanks Gallery, Syracuse, NY
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 "Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, "
             Bates College Museum of Art,
             Bates College, Lewiston, ME
2013 "Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center"
             Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
             Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, TN
  "Holiday Delights", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
  "Faculty Show", Zoller Gallery, Penn State, PA
2012 "Wreath Interpretations", Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY
  "Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center",
             The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
2011 "New York Fiber in the 21st Century," Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
  "Geisterschatten", Kunstraum Dadapost, Berlin, Germany
  "Ghost Shadows", Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
  "Studio Practice", Palmer Museum, Penn State, PA
  "Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center",
             Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
  "The Eternal Landscape" (3rd Prize Award), Salmagundi Club,
             New York, NY
2010 "Summer Show", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
  "Faculty Show", Zoller Gallery, Penn State, PA
  "First Growth,"First Street Green Gallery, New York, NY
2009 "Revolutionary Women", Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
 

"By a Thread", Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

 

KIDSPACE AT MASS MOCA, "North Adams, MA; In the form of a group
             publication and we archive entitled “Visionary Drawing Building,”
             produced by Matt Bua and Max Goldfarb, and part of the installation
             Criibbage" drawingbuilding.org

 

"Demonstrations "Zoller Gallery, Penn State, PA

 

"Finding Animals, "Zoller Gallery, Penn State, PA

  Bridge Art Fair, New York , NY
2008 "Art in a Bo"x, Cheryl Pelavin", "New York, NY
 

"Ides of March-" "Cosmological Map, "ABC No Rio, New York ,NY

 

"Welcome, "Umbrella Arts, New York, NY

 

Broadthinking: "Entropic Renovators", Art NowFair, New York, NY

  "Clothesline Show", ABC No Rio, New York, NY
  "Derby Day", Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, NY
2007 "Eye of the Beholder", Salmagundi Club, NewYork, NY
2006 "Confluence 2006", Arts India, New York, NY
  "Feast", Robeson Gallery, the Hub, Penn State University, PA
2005 "Dialogue and Diversity", Palmer Museum of Art, University Park,
             Pennsylvania, PA
 

"Trunk Show", The Womens Library, London Metropolitan University,
             Whitechapel, London, UK

 

"Trunk Show", Sirius Foundation, Cobh, Ireland

 

"Behind the Green Door 6", The Clubhouse, New York, NY

2004 "Trunk Show", Kings House, Boyle, Ireland
  "Objects In/and Visual Culture", Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, PA
  "Urgent", Scott Pfaffman Gallery, New York, NY,
  "In a Voting Year, "Zoller Gallery, Penn State University
  "Risque, "Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
  "Behind the Green Door 5", The Clubhouse, New York, New York, NY
  "Inaugural Exhibition", Stellar Union, Southampton, NY,
2003 "Dibble Memorial Exhibition, "Hunter College, New York, NY
  "Behind the Green Door 4", The Clubhouse, New York, NY,
  "Faculty Show", Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, PA
2002 "Site Specifics’02, "The Carriage House at the Islip Museum,
             East Islip, New York
  "Impromtu, "Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, PA
 

"Custer, curator: Katie Holten, "Bowes, Dublin, Ireland

  "Archipelago: an Intimate" "Immensity, "Museum of Contemporary Art,
             Denver,CO
 

"Behind the Green Door", Bob's Clubhouse, New York, NY

 

"8-Hour Drawings",  Allegheny College, Meadeville, PA

 

"Behind the Green Door 3", Bob’s Clubhouse, New York, NY

2001 "Faculty Show ", Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University", "PA
  "MIR 2", Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY"                                                        "
  "Take HeART," MPI, NY
2000 "Ruling Passions", Nicholas Davies Gallery, NY"           "
  "Trunk Show", Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, PA
1999 "The Mind on Scale, ILAP (Archipelago: an Intimate Immensity)",
             Art et Amicitciae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1998 "Drawings", James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
  "Fashion", Rule Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
1996 "Hot House", The Work Space, New York, NY
  "Essence - Twenty Abstract Painters", Radix Gallery, New York, NY
1995 "Red", Rule Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
  "Pure Painting", Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
1994 "The Pleasure Principle", Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, New York, NY
1992 "Aesthetic Abstraction", Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
  "Small Masterpieces", Rule Modern and Contemporary, Denver, CO
1991 "Lyric:  Uses of Beauty at the End of the Century" White Columns,
             New York, NY
  "Ho Hum All Ye Faithful", John Post Lee, Inc., New York, NY
  "Diverse Visions"( traveling exhibition), Johnson & Johnson,
             New Brunswick, NJ
  "Cabaret Voltaire 1991", Webo, New York, NY
  "Inaugural Exhibition", Timothy Brown Fine Art, Aspen, CO
1989 Cydney Payton Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1988 "Invitational Exhibition", Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
1987 "Art Against Aids", Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York, NY
  "Summer Show", M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York
  Virgil Gallery, New York
1985 Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York
  "Abstract Implosionism III", Virtual Garrison, New York, NY
  "The Non-Objective World", curated by Stephen Westfall, Kamikazi,
             New York, NY
  "Berlin-New York", Gallerie Kneip, New York, NY
  "East Village Painters", Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
  "Illuminations", curated by Joel Handorf & Susan Berko, E.M. Donahue,
             Sixth Sense, and Dramatis Personae, New York, NY
1984 "August Mixer", M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
  "Chillout", curated by Stephen Kaplan, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY
  "Extravaganza", Dramatis Personae, New York, NY
  "A Time Before Morning", 149 Second Avenue, New York, NY
  Casa Nada, New York, NY
  Arts and Commerce, New York, NY
  Esther Rand Gallery, New York Public Library, New York, NY
  "Women Out Front", Cuando, New York, NY
  "East Village Look-Again", Danceteria, New York, NY
  "Mistletoe", Kamikazi, New York, NY
1983 "M.F.A. Show," Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York, NY
  Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY
  "Exchange Show with Reading Studio", The Gallery, Acre Lane,
             London, England
  Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England
1982 "Syracuse Biennial", Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, NY
  University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  Iowa State University, Iowa City, Iowa
1981 Formal Gallery, West Texas University, Canyon, TX  
  "Artists of Central New York", Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014 Govedarica, Sanja, "Ann Shostrom. Fusion ", "Wall Street International",
             March 27
2012

David Pierce, “New York Fiber in the 21st Century” Surface Design, Winter

  Lisa W. Foderaro, "The Many Ways a Wreath Can Turn, "New York Times,
             December 31, 2012
2011 Muller, Stephen, " Ann Shostrom at Elizabeth Harris ", "Art in America", May
  Boyle, Fintan, "Ann Shostrum at Elizabeth Harris", January 20
2009 Goldfarb, Max, ""Visionary Architecture"", supported by
             Joan Mitchell Foundation
  Talbot, Jonathan, "Daughters of the Revolution: Women + Collage", August
2008 Gardner, James, “A Blast From the Past” New York Sun, March 27
  Daniels, Demetria, “Entropic Renovators” Big Apple News
2005 O’Reilly, Sally, “Trunk Show”, Time Out London, August 10-17, p.61
  McKeon,Belinda, “Treading Softly”, Irish Times, February 25
  Gleeson, Regina, "Trunk Show at King House" CIRCA Spring, p.84-85
  "Tracing the Journey of the Artist", Roscommon Herald /Arts, January 25
 

“The Art of Traveling”

2004 Falvey, Deirdre, "Artscape:Trunk Show", Irish Times, December 11
  "Trunk Show Exhibition Opens in Boye's King House",
             Roscommon Herald /Arts, December 11
  "Artist as Traveller" Roscommon Herald, December. 8"
  Visual Leitrim's 2004/'05 Seminar & Exhibition—Artist as Traveller",
             Leitrim Observer, December 10
  Trunk Show Exhibition opens in Boye's King House", Roscommon Herald,
             December 15
  Devine, Ruth, "Artist as Traveller Gives Food for Thought", The Scene
  The Emperor" in the Objects In/and Visual Culture" Centre Daily Times,
             Weekender Section, March 12.
2002 Kyle, MacMillan, “10 Best List,” The Denver Post, December 29
 

Gluckstern, J., “Reviews” ‘Denver’ Art Papers Magazine September/October

 

Colby Brumit and Kity Ironton: “Out in Style” ‘Adventures in Art,
             Outfront Colorado, July 31

  “Art in Review”, ‘Site Specifics ‘02’, New York Times, July 6
  MacMillan, Kyle, “Contemporary’s Archipelago does its job brilliantly,”
             The Denver Post, June 21, p.1 Weekend/Section F
  Chandler, Mary Voelz,“Island metaphors adrift,” Rocky Mountain News,
             June 21,   p. D14
  Gluckstern, J.: “Archipelago,” Daily Camera, June 21, p. 12 Friday Magazine
  Paglia, Michael: “Summer and Smoke,” Denver Westward, July 4
  Tursi, Mark: “Push and Pull of Hybridization,” Rocky Mountain Bullhorn,
             July 1
  Chandler, Mary Voelz: “Last Call,” Rocky Mountain News, July 26
  Honigman, Ana, "Brooklyn NYC," Contemporary
  Heinlein, Sabine, "Mir 2," Zing Magazine
  Zimmer, Elizabeth, "Crossover Dreams," The Village Voice
  Caniglia, Julie, “Reviews” ‘MIR 2’ Artforum, February, p.134
2001 Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review” ‘MIR 2’ New York Times, November 9   
  Levin, Kim, "Mir 2," The Village Voice
1999 Kirwin, Lisa, “East Side Story,” Artforum, October
1996 Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review” ‘Hot House’ NewYork Times,
             September 6, p. C19
1995 Paglia, Michael, “Pigments of the Imagination” Westword, Denver,
             September 6
1992 Cyphers, Peggy,  “New York in Review”, ARTS Magazine, February, p. 81
  Gray, Alice,:  “Ann Shostrom”, ARTnews, February, p. 132
  Edelman, Robert,  “Aesthetic Abstraction,”  Tema Celeste, April-May, p.96
1991 Hirsch, Faye,  “Gardens”, Cover, November, p. 10
  Kozik, KK, “Lyric,” White Columns, Cover, May, Vol. 5, No. 5
1990 Rosen, Steven, “New artists’ works command attention at four
             Wazee galleries, The Denver Post, August 3, p.12
  Dickenson, Carol: “Galleries offer drama, originality,”
             Rocky Mountain News, Aug. 6
   
PUBLISHED WRITINGS
2013 "Rats to Arts, Common Ground: Creative Placemaking", Volume 1,
             Issue 1&2
2003 ”In Love? Falling in the Face of Love” catalog essay, Photographers Minna Pyyhkala of Finland and Nadja Rovderova of Slovenia, at Galerie Cerna Labut, Prague, Czech Republic.
2002 “Archipelago: an Intimate Immensity” catalog essay,
             Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
1999 “New York Reviews,” New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL
1998 “Games, Goals, and Gardens,” catalog essay -- Peggy Cyphers,
             Paintings 1995-98, Donahue/Sosinski Art, New York
1996 “Man with a Heart,” Jonathan Borofsky at Grand Central Terminal
             Waiting Room, Artfan, St. Kilda, Australia
1993 “Wreck Womb” an illustrated storybook, edition of 100,
             Stephanie Theodore Gallery
2002 Editor of Friends of Tompkins Square Library, New York. Included writing
             reviews of east village art shows.
   
CURATING  
2005 "Trunk Show", The Womens Library, London Metropolitan University,
             Whitechapel, London, UK
 

"Trunk Show", Sirius Foundation, Cobh, Ireland

2004 "Trunk Show,  "Kings House, Leitram/Roscommon, Ireland
2003 ”In Love? Falling in the Face of Love” with Photographers Minna Pyyhkala of
             Finland and Nadja Rovderova of Slovenia, at Galerie Cerna Labut,
             Prague, Czech Republic.
2002 "Archipelago: an Intimate" "Immensity," Museum of Contemporary Art,
             Denver, CO
2000 "Trunk Show", Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, PA
1999 "“Archipelago: an Intimate" "Immensity” "in" The Mind on Scale "produced by the
             ILAP foundation,  Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1984 "East Village Look—Again," Danceteria, New York, NY
   
   
ARTS ACTIVISM/FIRST STREET GREEN
2008 – Present Co-Founder and Co-Director, "First Street Green" -- Ongoing coordination and presentation of cultural events at First Park in New York City.
  First Street Green (FSG) was founded in 2008 to transform a rat-infested vacant lot into an open art space that serves the Lower East Side community by engaging with contemporary artists, designers, architects, community groups and cultural institutions through a series of programs that activate this public space.
  FSG’s first season (2012) of programming included 34 events ranging from dance, theatrical, and music performances to conferences, film projections, workshops, and the installation of a sculpture by Robert Sestok that remained in the park for 12 months.
  FSG’s second season of programming (2013) included 2 major installations, each lasting 5 weeks, 4 artists residencies, 49 events, and a recurring open call for murals. We have just completed the second round of murals.
   
TEACHING/LECTURES/PANELS
2000-2005, 2007-Present Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, figure drawing, water media, oil painting, alternative media, advanced critique, art theory seminar, art as idea, art as object, writing and painting the Irish landscap 
2002-2005, 2007-Present Coordinator of John M. Anderson Endowment Lecture Series, Pennsylvania State University including internationally recognized artists and scholars as well as these Panels and Symposium:
 

"Through the Looking Glass: Women and Self-Representation in Contemporary Art. Saturday10/25/03  Panel Discussion at Palmer Museum,  Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, with Joan Semmel, Julie Heffernan, Micaela Amato, Maura Reilly, Moderator: Sarah Rich"

Cosponsored by the Palmer Museum

"Public Subversions: Civil Disobedience as Art/Art as Civil Disobedience:" a conversation between Brian Holmes and Gregory Sholette [Edited Transcript of both events in "Art Papers" June 2005]
Monday 3/15/04 Graduate Seminar
Tues. 3/16/04 Public Lecture: Palmer Lipcon Auditorium
Cosponsored by "Public Edge"

Molecular Gaze, Biotechnological Visions:
A Panel Discussion with Suzanne Anker, Susan Squier and Richard Doyle
Saturday 4/17/04 at Palmer Museum, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium
Cosponsored by the "Rock Ethics Institute"

2-day Symposium: Visual Culture in/as Object 3/19-20/04 [Assisted Sallie McCorkle, organizer]
keynote speaker: Nick Mirzoeff, editor of "The Visual Culture Reader.

 

2004

Creator (with Cliodhna Shaffrey) of Symposium: "Artist as Traveler",
            Opening night Speech about “Trunk Show”     
            King House, Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland

 

"“Professional Practices"” Lecture and Studio Tour, New York Academy,
           New York, New York

2003 Lecture: ”In Love? Falling in the Face of Love” about Photographers Minna Pyyhkala of Finland and Nadja Rovderova of Slovenia, at Galerie Cerna Labut, Prague, Czech Republic.
2002

Creator of Symposium: "Making an Archipelago", Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Moderator of panel: "Virtual Island: Landscapes. "Other panels: "Island of Jewels: Material and Transformation "and" Island Culture: Independence and Interdependence."

  Guest Lecture and Critiques, Parsons, New York, NY
2000 Guest Lecture, Achille Island, Ireland
1999 Guest Seminar Leader, New York Academy, New York
1998 Guest Seminar Leader, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
  Studio Lecture, Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
1997

Studio Lecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

1993 Lecture and critiques, Chapin School, New York
1985 Gallery Talk, Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
1986 Sunderland College of Art, Sunderland, England
 

Lecture and critiques, Newcastle University School of Art,
           Newcastle, England

1981-83 Foundation drawing and design classes, Syracuse University,
           Syracuse, New York
1977 Summer program, drawing and painting, Taos, New Mexico
   
GRANTS & AWARDS
2011 College of Art & Architecture Research Grant, Penn State University
2006 Confluence, Arts India Residency
2005 Lindhart Foundation Residency
2003 College of Art & Architecture Research Grant, Penn State University
2002 "Bessie": New Media Performance Installation from
             The Dance Theatre Workshop
2001 College of Art & Architecture Research Grant, Penn State University
1989 Mid Atlantic Foundation for the Arts Fellowship   
1978 New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant
   
EDUCATION
  Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, B.F.A.
  Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, M.F.A., Painting