Ann Craven (American) lives and works in New York City. Craven’s recent solo exhibitions include a major solo exhibition, curated by Yann Chevalier, in the Spring of 2014 at Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France; Maccarone, New York; Southard Reid, London; Remap3, Athens; Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki; 39 Great Jones, New York; Conduits, Milan; Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva; and Knoedler & Co, New York.
In 2008, she exhibited Shadows Moon, a major solo presentation at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, France. JRP Ringer published the first monograph of Ann Craven’s work titled Shadows Moon and Abstract Lies in 2008, in conjunction with this exhibition.
Karma and Maccarone recently published Ann Craven: Pensée, an artist book comprising the entire watercolor series of 92 pansies painted by Craven between 2007 and 2008, while in residence at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne.
Her recent group exhibitions include: Ann Craven and Marianne Vitale, Bernard Ceysson, Paris; Island, curated by Sarina Basta, The Dairy, London; Beer, curated by Drew Heitzler, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Souvenir curated by Lucie Fontaine, Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Station Identification, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; The Cat Show curated by Rhonda Lieberman, White Columns, New York; Femminile Plurale curated by Sara Boggio, Galleria In Arco, Turin, Italy; The Amazing Shoemaker, Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence; 39greatjones curated by Ugo Rondinone, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland; Painting as a Radical Form curated by Mario Diacono, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia; The Spirit Level curated by Ugo Rondinone, Gladstone, New York; Estate curated by Lucie Fontaine, Marianne Boesky, New York; Sous le Signe du Cancer curated by Olivier Mosset, Galerie des Multiples, Paris; Howling at the Moon, Dickinson Gallery, New York, NY; Modern Talking curated by Nicola Trezzi, Cluj Museum, Cluj; The Great White Way Goes Black, Vilma Gold, London; 8 Americans curated by Keith Mayerson, Alain Noirhomme, Brussels; and Chaos as Usual curated by Hanne Mugaas, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; among others.
Craven was recently featured in Art In America’s Portfolio, June/July 2013, to which she contributed four recent 60-square-inch Tree and Moon paintings, photographed outside her studio in Cushing, ME.
Craven’s work is featured in public collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the New Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; and The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.