Ann Conner lives and works in North Carolina. Using non-endangered native wood and brilliant color palettes, Conner creates colorful, conceptualist woodcuts that employ the intrinsic grain of the wood. These vibrant woodcuts employ the isolation of hard-edged abstraction to create a space defined exclusively by shape and color. Her prints are reminiscent of the spirograph drawings that so many of us made as children or use templates of sophisticated patterns and symmetry.
Recent exhibits include Two Visions, New Elements Gallery, Wilmington, NC; New Prints 2012/Winter, IPCNY, International Print Center New York; 2012 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University; Boston Printmakers 2011 North American Print Biennial; New Prints/Autumn, IPCNY; Advancing Tradition Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, 2010–2011; ColorPrint USA 40th Anniversary, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2010; Boston Printmakers’ 2009 North American Print Biennial.
Ann Conner’s work is included in over forty major museum and corporate print collections in the U. S. including Philip Morris NY; Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Neiman Marcus; Ritz-Carlton Hotels; New York Public Library; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Library of Congress; Credit Suisse First Boston, London; RJR Nabisco; and Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC.