Using non-endangered native wood and brilliant color palettes, Ann 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, delighted by the sophisticated patterns and symmetry that we were able to achieve.
Recent exhibitions include New Editions 2005/Winter, International Print Center, NYC; 79th Annual Print Competition at the Print Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2005; Cool Intentions, SomerHill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, 2004; and Logs + Park, Trish Higgins Fine Art, Wichita, KS, 2002. Ann Conner's work is included in over forty major museum and corporate print collections in the U. S. including Philip Morris NY; IBM; Citigroup, NY; New York Public Library; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Library of Congress; Credit Suisse First Boston, London; RJR Nabisco; Chemical Bank, NY; and Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC