The Precipice, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 30 X 40, was selected to be in the
2016 edition of American Art Collector.
AAC is an annual juried competition published by Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA.
Continuing the Party
IUPUI's Cultural Arts Gallery is excited to announce a juried community art exhibit that will take place in May 2014. The theme of the exhibit is “Continuing the Party”.
This exhibit honors the women in our lives by carrying forth the theme of Judy Chicago’s 1979 work, “The Dinner Party”. The 1979 “Dinner Party” is a collaborative piece that focuses on 39 women/feminine presences who have impacted world events and belief systems throughout the ages. For this year’s “Continuing the Party” exhibit, they are seeking artwork that celebrates the women in our lives - whether those women are spiritual presences, historical figures, cultural icons, or loved ones.
Ann's painting, Marie's Secret Dream will be included in this exhibit.
In the Night Garden, a poem by Norbert Krapf, & Night Garden, oil on canvas, by Ann McGriffin
appear together in the March~April 2013 copy of Branches Magazine.
BRANCHES provides a forum for topics including personal growth, health care, the environment,
Ann collaborated on a week long documentary filming, in January 2012, with Nippon-Japan TV. They are producing a medical series based on famous people who have experienced various unusual physical conditions. Using Ann as a contemporary artist with migraines & aura, and the related Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, they connected her art with the work of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, who also suffered from the condition. The program premiered in Japan in February 2012.
Ann contributed an Italian landscape oil painting to the annual fundraiser held at the Irsay home in January of 2012. All proceeds go to supporting the Exotic Feline Rescue Center.
"With over 230 exotic felines calling the EFRC home, we are one of the largest rescue centers in the United States for abused, unwanted and neglected exotic felines. Our mission is simple:
We provide permanent homes for exotic felines that have been abused, abandoned or for some reason have nowhere to live out their lives, while educating the public about these beautiful cats."
REMEMBERING 9/11 an exhibit of the New-York Historical Society
The exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition here is new york: a democracy of photographs). One of Ann's photographs, taken in Venice, Italy ~ October 2001, is a permanent part of here is new york: a democracy of photographs. http://www.nyhistory.org/node/582
The Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale AZ, now represents Ann's work.
Xanadu Gallery is a resource for collectors, designers, builders, and corporations for procuring the highest quality art. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the hottest art markets in the country, Xanadu Gallery showcases outstanding artworks in a wide variety of media and styles.
"Tell me where you came from, before you forget..." was included in the (juried) Herron School of Art & Design Alumni Show, COMING HOME, September 2011
The Art of Seeing and American Art Collector has, once again, included Ann's photography and painting in their 2012 editions.
Studio Vogue Gallery ~ Toronto, Ontario
The International Guild of Figure Artists held an exhibition of work at The Studio Vogue Gallery inToronto, Ontario, February 2011. Four of Ann's paintings were included in the show. http://studiovoguegallery.com/Home_Page.php
German Neurologist studies the effects of migraines on Ann's art
As a migraine with aura patient for over 35 years, Ann has attracted the attention of Dr. Klaus Podoll, a senior physician at the University Hospital of the Aachen Technical University, Aachen, Germany.
A chance late night medical report on television lead her to an internet “meeting” with Dr. Podoll, who studies specifically the art of people who experience migraine with aura, and its related “Alice in Wonderland” syndrome. The ensuing months have resulted in extensive interviews by Dr. Podoll who has asked Ann to allow him to study her art for use in medical presentations, papers, and books. The first, Visual Disturbance, was recently presented at a medical symposium in Aachen, mid December 2010, the proceedings of which will be published (in German) next year, a lecture on “Art, Illness and Tradition”.
“Dr. Podoll’s attention to my art has created quite a stirring experience within me. To have such a scholar view, interpret, and understand my work offered a new perspective to me on the origins of my art.” ~Ann
Klaus Podoll, M.D., born in 1958, studied medicine and psychology in Dusseldorf, Germany. Having received training as a neurologist and psychiatrist in hospitals in Essen, Dusseldorf, and Aachen, he is now working as senior physician at the Dept. of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of the University Hospital Aachen at Aachen University. He has written and coauthored numerous medical articles, book chapters, and three books on Migraine Art. Coeditor in chief of Migraine Aura Foundation website, his current scientific interests focus on the neuropsychology and neuroesthetics of migraine auras, including the rare variety of persistent aura.