Biography

Born Jackson, Michigan 1950

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

1972 BA in Art History, Purdue University

1983 New School for Social Research, New York City

1987 MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts (with Viola Frey), Oakland, California

Awards & Residencies

2018 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2018 Visiting Artist and Scholars Program, American Academy in Rome

2016 Laila Twigg-Smith Artist Residency, Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, Hawaii

2015 Philip C. Curtis Artist-in-Residence, Albion College, Albion, Michigan

2014 Artist in Residence, Lux Institute, Encinitas, California

2014 Visiting Artist and Scholars Program, American Academy in Rome

2013 Artist in Residence, International School of Beijing, People’s Republic of China

2012 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome

2010 Artist in Residence, de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

2010 Artist in Residence, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California

2007 Oberpfalzer Kunslerhaus Resident Artist Award, Schwandorf, Germany

2004 Public Art Award, Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network, Year in Review

2003 Interview broadcast on Spark, a program about Bay Area Artists produced by KQED Television, San Francisco

1999 Djerassi Resident Artist, Helen L. Bing Fellowship

1998 California Arts Council Individual Fellowship (Visual Arts) 

Public Art and Private

2018 21 st Century Library & community Learning Center, Hayward, California

2010 Montalvo Arts Center, Ode to Montalvo, Sculpture on the Grounds, Saratoga, California

2009 Lafayette Public Library and Learning Center Purchase Award, Lafayette, California

2007 Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Infinite Possibilities, Library, Cesar Chavez Park

2006 Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Promenade, Skyline Park, Denver, Colorado

2003 State of California Capitol Area East End Complex, Enough, Not Enough, Sacramento

2001 Djerassi Resident Artist Program, To Market, To Market, Woodside, California

2000 Palo Alto City Hall Temporary Art Installation, To Market, To Market, Palo Alto, California

1999 Seattle Arts Commission, Slow Life, Seattle Public Utilities Renaissance Works Project

1998 Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, 110’ Ceramic Tile Mural, Palo Alto, California (community collaboration with artists with disabilities from Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California)

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Ann Weber Sculpture, TransVagrant + Gallery 478, San Pedro, California

2017 Moon Over San Pedro, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

2017 emBody: Ann Weber, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California

2016    Mass, ANDLAB Gallery, Los Angeles Beyond Materials, University Library Art Gallery, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, California

2015    Ann Weber Sculpture, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

2015    Walnuts, Milkweed and Miro, Munro Gallery, Albion College, Michigan

2015 Ann Weber Sculpture, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

2014 Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, California

2013 The Ripple Effect, Shenshi Sky Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

2012 Ann Weber, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

2012 Beauty, Joy & Wonder, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana. Traveled to Hope College, DePree Gallery, Holland, Michigan. (Catalogue published by Evansville Museum of Art)

2011 Love and Other Audacities, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

2011 Sculpture and Drawings, William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2011 Ann Weber, Drawings and Sculpture, 101 California, San Francisco, California

2010 Infinite Possibilities, Chehalem Cultural Center, Inaugural Exhibition, Newborg, Oregon

2009 Corrugated: Sculpture by Ann Weber, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho

2009 New Work, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, California

2009 Sculpture, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2008 Night Blooming, University of San Francisco, San Francisco

2008 Wonderland, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

2008 Sculpture, William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2007 Strange Fruit, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, California

2007 Sculpture: Ann Weber, Sculpture Court, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

2007 Poetics of Structure, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, California

2006 Pulp Modernism, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California. Curator: Jacqueline Pilar

2006 Cardboard! Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California,

2006 Re:Form, Dominican University Gallery, San Rafael, California

2005 New Sculpture and Drawings, Kay Kimpton Contemporary Art, San Francisco

2005 Sculpture, Bg Site, Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California

2002 Random Encounters, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California. Curator: JoAnn Northrup

2002 Balancing Acts, Gallery 555, curated by Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

2001 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco

1998 Sculpture, Davis Art Center, Davis, California

1997 Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, California

1997 Gregory Kondos Gallery, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, California

1994 Introductions, Claudia Chapline Gallery Stinson Beach, California

1994 June Steingart Gallery, Laney College, Oakland, California

1993 Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette, California

1984 Greenwich House Pottery, New York City

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018    Art Is A Lie, California Baptist University, Riverside, California

2017    Pulped Fiction, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California

2017    Elsegundissimo, ESMOA, El Segundo, California

2017    Paper Work, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts

2016    Green Revolution, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California

2016    Art Basel Miami, International contemporary Art Fair, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, two person booth

2015    Fiberlicious, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles

2015    Lightning Strikes, 18 Artists, 18 Poets, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

2015 Mooncakes, Churros and Cherry Pie, Euphrat Museum, De Anza College, Cupertino, California

2014 Elevated Cardboard, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco

2014 The Third Dimension, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

2014 Featured Objects, Bellevue Arts Museum first floor Forum, Bellevue, Washington

2011 Reclamation, Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado

2010 Magna Carta, Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California

2010 Natural and Creative Capital, Sculpture on the Grounds, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California

2010 Out of Order, San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco

2009 Afterlife, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. Curator: Kathryn Funk

2008 Reclaiming Materials, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco

2008 Present Tension, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, California

2008 This End Up: The Art of Cardboard, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

2007 Sculpture Walk: Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Chandler, Arizona

2006 Family of Clay, Oliver Art Center, California College of Art, Oakland, California

2006 Paper, Katrina Traywick Contemporary Art, Berkeley, California

2006 Happiness for All the Artists, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, California

2005 In the Round, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California. Curator: Cathy Kimball

2004 Off the Rim: Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

2003 Landings, Southern Exposure, San Francisco. Curator: Man Ray Hsu

2003 Give and Take, University of San Francisco, San Francisco. Curator: Richard Kamler

2002 Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

2000 Kay Kimpton Contemporary Art Gallery, San Francisco

1999 What is Art For? Oakland Museum of California. Curators: William Wiley and Mary Hull Webster

1999 16 Sculptors, California State University, Sacramento, California

1999 Unboxed: Cardboard Sculpture, Dean Lescher Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery (three person show), Walnut Creek, California

1998 Primary Elements, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California (three person show)

1998 Bay Area Sculptors Group Show IV: Abstraction, Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court, Oakland, California (four person show). Curator: Philip Linhares

1997 From Within, Works Gallery San Jose, California. Curator: Mel Adamson

1996 Installation, Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California

1996 Cast Bronze, Merced College Art Gallery, Merced California

1995 Artists of No Color, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco

1994 The Haggin Museum, Stockton, California. Curator: Rupert Garcia

1994 Works on Paper, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California. Curator: Cheryl Haines

1994 Black and White, Long Beach Arts Center, Long Beach, California

1991 Pro Arts Gallery. Curated by The Guerrilla Girls, Oakland, California

1991 66th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 2nd Prize

1990 Beyond Fragments: After the Earthquake, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California. Curator: Regina Mouton

1988 Natsoulas Novelos Gallery, Davis, California

1987–89 American Ceramics Now, exhibition originating at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; traveling to American Craft Museum, New York City; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown,Ohio; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

CATALOGUES AND REVIEWS

Richard Whittaker, Editor, Works & Conversation,Enough, Not Enough– A Conversation with Ann Weber,Issue #34, 2018 

Suzanne Muchnic, The Cardboard Abstractions of Ann Weber, Artillery, May-June 2017

Julia Couzens, The art of Ann Weber comes out of the box, Sacramento Bee, 9/29/2016

Max Presneill, Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know, Fabrik, The Intersection of Art, Design & Architecture// Issue 29

Barbara Morris, Artist Profile: Ann Weber, Art.Ltd., March/April 2015

Maria Porges, Review, Ann Weber @ Dolby Chadwick, Square Cylinder.com, Northern California Art, 3/16/15

Elise Morris, Interview, The Studio Work Blog, March 10, 2015

Lorenzo Pereira, Review, Ann Weber at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, WIDEWALLS, March 1, 2015

Kristi Myllenbeck, Review, ‘Mooncakes, churros and Cherry Pie’ is food for thought, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, February 6, 2015

James Chute, Artist, Ann Weber, at work at Lux Art Institute, UT San Diego, 11/23/2014

Joyce Lovelace and Judy Argingteneau, Material Crush, Limitless Possibilities, American Craft Magazine, September 2014

COLLECTIONS

American Embassy in Swaziland, Africa

Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho

International Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany

ZMS Corporation, Schwandorf, Germany

International School of Beijing, Beijing, China

Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, California

Montalvo Arts Center, Sculpture on the Grounds, Saratoga, California

Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

Lafayette Public Library and Learning Center Purchase Award, Lafayette, California

Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Public Utilities Renaissance Works Project

Frances and Sydney Lewis Collection, Richmond, Virginia

Stockwell-Mudd Library, Albion College, Albion, Michigan

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Walnut Creek Public Library, Walnut Creek, California

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

City of Orinda Public Library, Orinda, California

City of Hayward Public Library, Hayward, California