fig. 25: Untitled (SF General Hospital
fig. 26: Untitled (SF General Hospital
Ann Chamberlain is a visual artist who has worked in a range of contexts from public art to printed books and installations, using text, photographic imagery, and found materials as source material. Her work focuses on the construction of identity, history, and experience - the ways one is marked by and remarks upon culture.
Formerly the Program Director at the Headlands Center for the Arts, she teaches at San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco State University and Mills College. She has completed two public art commissions in San Francisco: one in the new San Francisco Public Library in collaboration with Ann Hamilton, and a second in the San Francisco General Hospital Parking Facility. She is currently working on a Healing Garden at UCSF/Mt. Zion Cancer Center.
She has received a Fulbright Fellowship, Eureka Fellowship, Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Travel Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts NEA Interarts Grant, and an NEA Visual arts grant in photography (1994). Recent shows include Vital Signs at San Francisco Arts Commission (1994), New World Dis/Order at Yerba Buena Cultural Center (1994), and Said Things at San Francisco Camerawork (1993).
All text © Ann Chamberlain.