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Ann Shostrom
Ann Shostrom New York, NY

Ann Shostrom is an artist, curator and writer. She first conceived of Archipelago: an Intimate Immensity at Arti et Amicitcae in Amsterdam, and expanded it to include 33 artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, in collaboration with MCA Director, Cydney Payton. Archipelago was on the Denver Post's "10 Best Exhibitions of 2002 in Colorado" list. Attendance broke MCA records and the show was extensively reviewed. Shostrom also curates Trunk Show, an international traveling art exhibition whose next stop is at Sirius Center, Cohb, Ireland in November 2004.

Shostrom participated in Mir2, a multimedia installation and performance at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn that used the international space station as a model for a collaborative project as well as the project's theme. The Mir2 team won the Dance Theater Workshop's 2002 Bessie award for Performance, Installation and New Media. Reviews included The New York Times and Art Forum. Last summer, work continued on a new "colony" when Mir2 found a home at the Islip Museum in Islip, New York. Mir2 Colony was reviewed in the New York Times.

She has shown internationally at galleries and museums including Tibor de Nagy gallery and Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York, NY; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; Art Now Gallery, Goeteburg, Sweden, and Winston Hotel, Amsterdam, NL. Shostrom had a solo show, "Facings" at Rule Gallery last summer in Denver, Colorado. In this exhibition of sewn and dyed works, she combined two traditions, formalist abstraction and handmade craft.

Shostrom is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Coordinator of the John M. Anderson Endowment Visiting Artists and Scholars Series at the School of Visual Arts, Penn State University. Her published writing includes catalog and review essays.

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