Ann Rosenthal brings to communities over 30 years’ experience as an artist, educator, and writer. She examines the intersections of nature and culture through timely issues, including climate change, nuclear waste, biodiversity, and biophilia. Ann’s work has been shown locally at the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, SPACE, and several area universities and colleges, and has been featured in exhibitions across the U.S. and internationally.
Ann’s essays on eco/community art have been published in several journals and anthologies, including “Redefining Beauty in the Context of Sustainability” in Regenerative Infrastructures, New York: Prestel, 2013. She co-authored a series of articles on Art and Feminism with Vicky Clark for the online journal Pittsburgh Articulate. She teaches mixed media, collage, visual journaling, and printmaking workshops in her studio, and art history and studio courses through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/University of Pittsburgh.
In 2016, she initiated LUNA (Learning Urban Nature through Art), an ecoliteracy and art after-school program funded by a Remake Learning grant through The Sprout Fund in partnership with the Kingsley Association and Penn State Extension/Urban 4H. LUNA continues as a community-focused art and nature program, partnering with public schools and environmental and community organizations, including the Frick Environmental Center and New Sun Rising.
In the first half of 2018, Ann participated in four group exhibitions, including “For the Love of Nature,” which she curated for the John A. Hermann Art Museum in Bellevue featuring herself and four botanical and natural history artists. In May, she co-chaired and presented her work on the panel “At the Confluence of Freshwater Science and the Humanities” for the Society for Freshwater Science annual conference in Detroit. She has been invited to a residency at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest through University of Oregon in September. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999.