Ann McCoy CV

1946 Born in Boulder, Colorado

1972 M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
1969 B.F.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

2005 Asian Cultural Council

2003 Trust for Mutual Understanding

2002 Trust for Mutual Understanding

1998 The Pollock Krasner Award

1996 The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

1993 The Pollock Krasner Award

1990 The Alice Baber Award

1989 Award in the Visual Arts

Prix de Rome

National Endowment for the Arts

The E. D. Foundation

1978 National Endowment for the Arts

1977 Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, D.A.A.D.

1976 Norman Wait Harris Award, The Art Institute of Chicago

1972 Contemporary Arts Council, New Talent Award

Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio

Dallas Art Museum, Texas

Des Moines Art Center, Iowa

Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii

Hawaii State Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

The Lannan Foundation, Marina Del Ray, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California

The Miami Art Museum

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Roy L. Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York

The Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

Powis Art Gallery, Sidney, Australia

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


2009 The Michael S. Currier Center, Putney Vermont

2008 Galerie Zero, Berlin

Galerie Philippe Lawson, Paris

2007 Cosm/gallery, New York

2005 KHOJ, New Delhi, India

2004 St. Joseph College, West Hartford

2003 The Majdanek Museum, Lublin, Poland

1998 Central Fine Arts, New York

1991 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

1990 Arnold Herstand Gallery, New York

1988 A.C.A. Contemporary, New York

1985 Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

1984 Brooke Alexander Inc., New York

Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

1983 Ann McCoy”, Fine Arts Center, S.U.N.Y., Purchase, New York

1982 Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York

1981 Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York

“Ann McCoy”, the Augen Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1979 “The Red Sea”, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York

“The Night Sea Journey”, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland Oregon

“The Red Sea and the Night Sea”, The Arts Club, Chicago

The Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

1978 Chandler Coventry Gallery, Paddington, Australia

1977 “The Red Sea”, Wallraf-Richartz Museum/ Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

1976 “Ann McCoy: Underwater Drawings”, Margo Levin Gallery, Los Angeles

1975 “Ann McCoy: Large Scale Drawings and Lithographs”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1974 Fourcade-Droll, Inc., New York


2009 “Cryptorial”, Francis Lewis Gallery, Flushing

2007 “Woman Artists of Southern California Then & Now”, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica

2006 “Omaggio a Louise Bourgeois”, Museo communale d’arte moderna di Ascona, Switzerland

2002 “Flat Works by Sculptors”, Bennington College, Vermont

1997 “A Natural Selection”, Z Gallery, New York

“Obsessed by Magic”, A.C.A. Gallery, New York

1996 “Views from a Golden Hill”, The Equitable Gallery, New York

1995 “Critters II”, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

“New Acquisitions”, New Orleans Musuem of Art, Lousiana

1993 Gutierrez Fine Arts, Maimi, Florida

“Sanctuaries: Recovering the Holy in Contemporary Art”, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, Missouri

1989 “Awards in the Visual Arts”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Exhibition traveled to: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Henry Gallery, Seatle, Washington

“The Boat Show: Fantastic Vessels, Fictional Voyages”, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

“Animals in Art”, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York

1986 “Images of the Unknown”, P.S.1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York

“Second Sight”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“Art and Alchemy”, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1983 “Young Talent awards: 1968-1983”, Los Angeles County Art Museum, California

1982 “Still Modern After All These Years”, The Crysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

“Selections from the Collection”, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York

1981 “Paintings”, Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Southern California Artists: 1940-1980, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California

1980 “Painting and Sculpture Today”, Indianapolis Museum of Art. Exhibition traveled: Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

“On Paper”, Institute of /Contemporary Art, Virginia Musuem of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

“New York/New York”, Delehanty, Inc. New York

1979 “Decade in Review” , Whi tney Museum of American Art, New York

1978 “The Thirty First Annual Exhibition”, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

“Institute of Contemporary Art, (Prints)”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1976 “America 1976”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Exhibition traveled: Wadsworth

1975 “Both Kinds, Contemporary Art from Los Angeles”, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley

1974 “Choice Dealers- Dealer’s Choice”, The New York Cultural Center, New York

“Painting and Sculpture Today”, Indianapolis Museum of Art. Exhibition traveled: The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.


“Four Young American Artists”, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio

“Whitney Biannual”, New York

“Six Visions”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

1972 “15 Young American Artists”, Pasadena Art Museum, California

“Los Angeles 1972”, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York


2001-2 Curated an exhibition of four photographers called “The ETHERS’, at the Trynitarska Tower Museum of Contemporary Spiritual Art, in Lublin, Poland.

2002, Gave a key note lecture at Bennington College entitled: Art History and the History of Consciousness .

1980-2000, Barnard College, Visiting Artist and Associate, taught a drawing class and seminar working in the collections of the museums of New York City. Class included lectures on Native American, Egyptian, African, contemporary, Asian and Greco-Roman art. Lectures from different tribes were guest teachers. The class was featured in the first ten minutes of the award winning film Keep the River on Your Right; A Modern Cannibal Tale . The film was shown at the Museum of Modern Art and won the Amsterdam Film Festival, the Hamptons Film Festival and the Los Angeles New Spirit Award.

1978-1997, School of Visual Arts, taught painting, drawing, and color theory

1980-1982, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, Visiting Artist, taught graduate level painting

1975-1976, Claremont Graduate School, Associate Professor, taught aesthetics seminar to graduate students in Fine Arts Department.

1974-1975, University of California at La Jolla, Visiting Artist, taught aesthetics and theory seminar to students in Fine Arts Department.

1973-1974, Art Center School of Design,Los Angeles, Instructor, taught painting and color theory

1972-1973, University of California at San Bernardino, Instructor of Painting, taught foundation level painting.



IMAGINE, A Tribute to John Lennon, National Dance Institute , La Guardia High School, production designer and projection designer.

IMAGINE, A Tribute to John Lennon, Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Anthenaeum, Hartford, CT, production designer and projection designer.


Mother Russia, Carnegie Hall, projection design, (there was no designer).

Volando a Mexico, National Dance Institute Event of the Year, La Guardia High School, scenic designer, projection designer, and charge.

Frieda and Diego, Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Anthenaeum, Hartford, CT, production designer, projection designer.


Post Cards from Patou, National Dance Institute Event of the Year, scenic designer, projection designer, scenic artist.

Africa, Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Anthenaeum, Hartford, CT., scenic designer, costume designer, projection designer.


A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, La Guardia High School, National

Dance Institute, scenic design with Leo B. Meyer, Gobo design.

A Celebration of Literature, Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Anthenaeum, Hartford, scenic design, lighting design, costumes and


The Death and Transformation of the Monkey King, KHOJ, New Delhi,
an architectural installation using projection.


Conversations with Angels, Majdanek Museum, Poland. a projection piece using 84 projectors on scrims.


Romeo and Juliet, National Dance Institute, LaGuardia High School, scenic designer along with Robert Mitchell, gobo design.


Event of the Year, National Dance Institute, Danny Kaye Theater, Production designer, scenic painter for African set.


Rosebud’s Song, National Dance Institute, Madison Square Garden , designer along with Robert Mitchell, designed projections and lighting templates.


Particles Collide, University of Austin, Texas, production designer, and scenic painter


“Alchemy is not a lost art but is alive and well in the dreams of modern man”, Edinburgh International (exhibition catalogue),Edinburgh Royal Scottish Academy, December, 1897

“Alice Baber: Light as Subject”, Art International, Vol. XXIV, Nos. 1-2, September-October 1980, p. 135

“Ann McCoy”, Second Sight: Biennial IV, Sam Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986

“The Critic and the Hare: Meditations of the Death of my Rabbit”, Ann McCoy (exhibition catalogue) , New York: A.C.A. Contemporary, l988

“The Daemon and the Night Sea”, Art International , Vol. XXIV, NOS. 3-4. November- December l980, p. 113

“Maura Sheehan’s Urban Artifacts”, Arts , November l985, pp. 60-61

‘Meditations on the Red Mass”, BOMB , no. XIV, Winter 1986, pp. 38-41

“The Red Sea-Das Rote Meer” (exhibition catalogue) , Cologne: Museum Ludwig (in conjunction with Berliner Kunstlerprogramm’s D.A.A.D.) 1977, pp. 4-16

“The Red sea and the Night Sea” (exhibition catalogue) , Chicago: The Arts Club of Chicago, 1979

“The Temple of Isis”, Ann McCoy, (exhibition catalogue), New York: A.C.A. Contemporary, 1988

“Alchemy and Suffering”, Ann McCoy, New Observations , #84, July 1, l991, p. 18

“Puella Aeterna, Crone Nevah!”, Crone Chronicles , Summer Solstice 1993, # 16, , pp. 13-14

“The Critic and the Hare: Meditations on the Death of My Rabbit”, MEANING #6 , November, l989, p. 34

“Overtime: A Forum on Art Making”, MEANING # 10 , November, 1991, p. 13 M/E/A/N/I/N/G, An Anthology of Artist’s Writings, Theory and Criticism, Susan Bee and Mira Schor , editors, Duke University Press, Durham and London 2000, pp. 241-242, 357-359,

“Something About Mary, Memories of Mary Bancroft”, SPRING 67 , Woodstock, Connecticut, 2000, pp. 130-136

“Somewhere in My Heart: Rememberances of C.A. Meier”, SPRING 68 , Woodstock, Connecticut, 2001.

“Monica Serra, the Shadow and the Caged Bird”, SPRING 69 , Woodstock, Connecticut

“The Ethereal Forces”, Wystawa prezentowana w Muzeum Archidiecezjalnym Sztuki Religijne w Lublinie, 2003, exhibition calalog.

“Mirror into Forgiveness”. JAIN SPIRIT , December 2003- February 2004, pp. 36-37