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Ann Marie McDonnell

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Lives in
New York City

Works in
New York City


Representing galleries
Modern Art Foundry, Spring Gallery, AES Gallery

figurative, abstract, digital, sculpture, photography, traditional, landscape, sculpture-bronze mixed-media installation



My most recent project is still life photography using flowers from my garden.  This photographic work relates to my early abstract paintings. I create painted backgrounds and consider the flowers as sculptural elements that add color and form to the composition.

I am also a sculptor and a printmaker. My work is project based which means that I often work within a theme or project. The first piece in my work sample is called Jazz Idols which came about as a result of being asked to create a piece of artwork for an exhibit about Jazz. My piece is a combination of four prints which are sewn together with gold colored thread. The print passes through the etchers press twice using the collagraph (collage print) and solar print techniques. The bronze sculptures, titled The Faithful and The Missing show my interest in scale which will be a cohesive factor as I create new work for this project. I think of my work as conceptual and thoughtful.


2009      Original Works Grant, Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island

2007      Guest Artist to represent Staten Island in L.E.A.P. Public Arts Citywide project

2007      Junefest Visual Arts Grant, The Collagraph Circle

2004     The New York Council on the Arts Encore Grant

2000      Finalist 1% FOR THE ARTS- Lemon Creek Project in Staten Island

2000      Fellowship to Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY

2000      The New York Council on the Arts Grant

1999      The New York Council on the Arts Grant

1998      The Irene C. Fromer Award for Visual Arts on Staten Island

1998      New York Council on the Arts Grant

1997      Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrant Program

1996      Recipient of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrant Program

1996      New York Council on the Arts Grant

1995      New York Council on the Arts Grant

1994      Public Art Works Grant sponsored by The Council on the Arts and Humanities for  Staten Island and Department of Parks and Recreation of New York City



2013       The Art Couple,   Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

2012       Titanic,   A Centennial of Exhitbition of Contemporary Art,  Noble Maritime Collection

2009       The Moment of Knowing : A Collaboration with Writers and Poets, Wagner College,

2009       In Two and Three Dimensions, AES Gallery Long Island City, NYC

2007      Don’t Shoot the Birds and Other Works, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York NY

2005      America Cooks, Vlepo Gallery, Staten Island, New York,

2005      America Cooks, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, New York

2004      The End Game :The Rook and Drawings, The Staten Island Museum

2003       For My Mother SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, New York

2002      Shoes on the Waterfront, Artfront/Waterfront;artists explore the North Shore of Staten Island The Newhouse Gallery for Contemporary Art

2001       Last Will and Testment, The Past is Still Here, The Newhouse Center for the Arts

2000      Fragments of Style, SOHO20 Gallery, New York,

1999      Mirror, Mirror on the Wall; Reflections of a Quiet  Life Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art



“A Bird Named Goldilocks

Clove Lakes Park,  Staten Island, New York

Winner of the 1994 Public Art Works Grant



2009    Voices From the Bourough, The Jerome L. Green Performance Space , NYC

2008     W.O.M.A.N. Gallery 6, NYC

2008    stART08 SOHO20 Gallery , New York, NY

2007    The Jazz Show, Gallery 6, Staten Island, NY

2007     Salt Mountain, Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island, New York

2006   Self Portraits (also the curator) Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY


Ann Maire McDonnell on the New York television  show "Art or Something like it"  (7 min).



Recent Exhibits

Ann Marie McDonnell participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2016 The Art Couple, Opening Reception
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Dec, 2014 Ann Marie McDonnell Open Studio and Gallery Exhibition
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Apr, 2013 The Art Couple" Photographs by Vincent Verdi and Ann Marie McDonnell
The Creative Photographers Guild - CPG Gallery
Jan, 2008 START08
SOHO20 Gallery
Mar, 2007 Don't Shoot the Birds and Other Works
SOHO20 Gallery
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