Ann Fessler

   
Ann Fessler, photograph by Scott Lapham.

Ann Fessler, photograph by Scott Lapham.

Installation artist, filmmaker, and author Ann Fessler has spent four decades using her platform as an artist to bring hidden histories and stories to light. She turned to the subject of adoption in 1989 and has produced three documentary films, numerous audio and video installations, and written an award-winning book, The Girls Who Went Away, based on 100 interviews with women who lost children to adoption in the 1950s–early 70s. Fessler has been the recipient of a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard and grants from the NEA, the RI and Maryland State Arts Councils, LEF Foundation, RI Foundation, and RISCA. Her work is in the collection of major museums including the Whitney and MoMA in NY. Fessler, who received her MA in Media from Webster University and MFA in photography from the University of Arizona, is a professor at Rhode Island School of Design where she has taught since 1993.

Source: NetWorks 2015 – 2016

Documentation of Close to Home installation, 2001 (Solo exhibition, Bell Gallery, List Center, Brown University) Audio and video installation with three altered corn cribs, three video projections, audio composition, and two tons of feed corn

Documentation of Close to Home installation, 2001
(Solo exhibition, Bell Gallery, List Center, Brown University)
Audio and video installation with three altered corn cribs, three
video projections, audio composition, and two tons of feed corn

Credits:

Video by:
Richard Goulis
Paul Rochford
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

Additional Resources:

Artist’s website: www.annfessler.com


About:
- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

1 Comment

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>