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Ann Shostrom is an artist who lives in New York City. Her paintings and installations play within the seams of various fine art and craft traditions. Layers of fabric are dyed, bleached, painted, and sewn together, with holes or transparent fabrics obscuring and revealing images which are imprinted from articles of clothing and household linens. By substituting dyes for paint, she joins abstract painting processes to the long history of domestic labor. She has shown internationaly at galleries and museums.
In the fall of 2001, Shostrom will participate in "MIR 2" a collaborative installation curated by Ward Shelley at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. Last year Shostrom curated Trunk Show at PSU's Zoller Gallery. In 1999 she curated Archipeligo, an Intimate Immensity, a collaborative installation. First shown at Arti et Amicitciae in Amsterdam, it will be recreated for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Colorado in 2002. Shostrom/s published writing includes catalog and review essays.