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Ann Stewart

Ann Stewart

www.annstewart.net

In my family, we have a strong tradition of Auburn graduates.  When I went to Auburn, I was the sixteenth member of my family to go there. From a young age I always knew I would go there.  However, I didn’t start out thinking that I would get a degree in art.  I always had a love of science and art. For the first 2 years of my education, I was a double major in art and chemistry.  While I found the theoretical side of chemistry fascinating, I loved the problem solving of the creative process more. This led me to transfer to be a full-time art student. The small class sizes and dedicated professors made the art department a wonderful environment for an undergraduate education. One of the aspects I liked most about the curriculum of the BFA program was that there was an equal emphasis on the development of conceptual, technical, and presentation skills. Since there was flexibility and a wide variety of available classes, as I was pursuing a BFA in painting I was also able to take all of the sculpture classes. Having a broad knowledge of media has helped to make me a well-rounded artist. The strong foundation I received at Auburn allowed me to develop the habits and skill sets to be successful in my art career.

Upon leaving Auburn, I attended the University of Michigan where I received my MFA. My work is currently represented by whitespace in Atlanta, GA.  I also have shown in galleries around the southeast and New York City.  I have attended residencies at Penland School of Crafts and the Vermont Studio Center and I was the artist in residence at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and Anchor Graphics. 

Last Updated: February 22, 2016