ANN FORBUSH

Inspiration comes from the world around us. My sources are as lofty as Medieval manuscripts and as mundane as news magazines.
Things that strike me as poetic or poignant filter their way into my work. I think that the language of art, like the language of dreams, helps us to process our lived experience.

Ann Forbush received her BFA in photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an interdisciplinary MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in printmaking. She shows her work locally and nationally and is in the collection of The National Museum for Women in the Arts. Currently a printmaking instructor at the Maude Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, Ann worked previously as a textile designer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to make artist’s books and from the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association to coordinate two international art exchanges (2012 and 2016).  Her work draws heavily on the physicality of materials and references subjects ranging from art history to found objects. Her tactile pieces are poised between representation and abstraction, relying on visual metaphors, text and recurring elements to suggest a narrative while encouraging viewers to make associations of their own.

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