Bio
Ann LePore was raised in the garage under her father’s car and continued tinkering with analog video and kinetics in Western New York and later with computer driven electronics and animation in New York City. A New Leonardo artist and Geraldine R Dodge Foundation grant recipient, Ann has exhibited at events such as Digital Salon, the Free Biennial, and La Superette, in New York City and Internationally. She has completed residencies at Engine 27 Sound Space, the Taliesin Artist Residency Program, and was awarded a year-long studio residency at Gallery Aferro in Newark.

The images and installations she creates as a result of her tinkering are heavily influenced by her experiences not just as an artist, but as a member of several communities that are defined by the physical assertions and limitations of a very specific environment. Ann received her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She is currently Associate Professor of 3D Design and Animation at Ramapo College of New Jersey.


Statement
A long-term subject of my work has been the landscape, that seemingly familiar American environment; verdant, endless yet with a subtext of historical and environmental contradiction.  While I do use traditional forms such as printmaking and drawing, 3D computer animation, video, and programmed circuits are my central mediums. These forms can seem obscure to the uninitiated, but my goal is to use narrative and emotive images to create contexts that draw viewers in, and allow them to ask questions.


CV

Selected Exhibitions/Performance

2016

  • Chronodrift, The Lumber Room, Portland OR, March 2016, Curated by Joe Scheer
  • Picturing the Garden State, Gallery Bergen, Paramus, NJ, March 2016, Curated by Amy Lipman

2015

  • Live at the Lumber Yard Music Festival, Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, August 2015, Curated by Kern Weissman

2014

  • Thou Art Mom, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, September 18- October 18, 2014, Curated by Susan Evans Grove
  • Thou Art Mom, Broadway Gallery, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ, March 7- April 24, 2014, Curated by Susan Evans Grove

2013

  • Introducing the Heights, Distillery Gallery, Jersey City, November 15- December 20, 2013, Curated by Kristin DeAngelis
  • Upward Mobility, ArtBloc, Jersey City, NJ July 10-August 30, 2013 Solo Exhibition curated by Brendan Carrol
  • Let it Glow, Public Art Installation, 4 sites, Jersey City, NJ June 7 & 8, 2013

2012

  • Art House at Waldo Lofts Art Space, Jersey City, NJ, Curated by Christine Goodman
  • Four Seasons Collaboration with Joshua Bell and Frederic Chiu, Beechwood Arts, Westport, Connecticut, Oct, 2012
  • See How We Are, Ten Marc Building, Jersey City, NJ Oct 2012, curated by Margaret M. O’Reilly
  • Faculty Exhibition, Kresge and Pascal Galleries, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, Sept 12-  October 13, 2012, Curated by Sydney Jenkins
  • Palisade Pop-Up, Temporary Performance Gallery, Jersey City, NJ  June 1-July 10, 2012, curated by Michelle Mumoli
  • Through You Into Action, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ  April 16- June 9 2012, curated by Emma Wilcox
  • Mapping for Empathy (the landscape is deadly), Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ  March 10- April 14, 2012, Solo Exhibition curated by Emma Wilcox
  • Identity Blueprint, The Camera Club, New York, NY December 2011-January 2012, curated by Evonne Davis
  • Relexification, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ November 2011-December 2012,  curated by Emma Wilcox
  • Illustrious, ONE Gallery, Newark, NJ November 2011, -January 2012, Juried,  curated by Christine Wagner and Stan Sudol

2011

  • Identity Blueprint, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, October-December 2011, curated by Evonne Davis
  • Mapping For Empathy in 4 Dimensions, Kresge Gallery, Mahwah, NJ,   September 2011, Solo Exhibition Curated by Sydney Jenkins
  • Identity Blueprint, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ May 2011, curated by Evonne Davis
  • Freeze, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ March 2011, curated by Christine Goodman
  • Infinite Rewind, Distillery Gallery, Jersey City, NJ March 2011, curated by Irene  Bornegraeber

2010

  • Sitelines LoVid: Trichrome Navigation, curated by Andy Horwitz for the River to  River Festival, New York, NY August 2010
  • ArtReach XVIII, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ June-July 2010, curated by Rodney Gilbert
  • Video Melee, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ, May 1-28, 2010
  • Common Ground, H-Wing Auditorium, Mahwah, NJ April 23, 2010

2009

  • Ready To Unveil, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ October – December 2009, Juried
  • La Superette Art Fair, La Superette Pop-Up Gallery, New York, NY December 2009 Curated by Kyle Lapidus
  • CONJURE, Red Squared Gallery, Spring Green, WI, August and September 2009, Curated by Michael DesBarres

2008

  • Expanding Animation, Pascal Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ November 6-December 10, 2008 (curator)
  • Faculty Exhibition, Kresge and Pascal Galleries, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ  February 2008

2008-2000 (selected exhibitions)

  • Return, Refrain, Taliesin, Spring Green, WI, June, 2007, Curated by Saskia Jorda
  • Re-Mapping the Caribbean, Museo De La Casa Reales in Santo Domingo,  Dominican Republic,     May 2007, Curated by Carola Driedemie
  • Due North, Taliesin, Spring Green, WI, August, 2006, Curated by  Saskia Jorda
  • Art for Healing, Mushroom Arts and Korea Village, Flushing NY, May 2006,   Curated by Hyun Suk Kim
  • Rage Against the Machine, Spire Studios, Beacon, NY, March and April  2006,  Curated by Robert Modafferi and Jackie Skrzynski
  • Temporal Voice Recess, Sharp Theater, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, March 2006
  • See Saw, Mushroom Arts, New York, NY, December 2005, Curated by  Hyun Suk Kim
  • New Jersey Film Festival, Cape May, NJ, 2005
  • Keep it in the Family, Tyler School of Art, July 2005, Curated by Wendy  Wolf
  • MTV World Film Shoot Out, AA Film Lab, New York, NY, June 2005
  • Vectors: Digital Art of Our Time, Winter Garden, New York, NY,   Spring 2003,  Curated by Bruce Wands
  • Digital Salon, Engine 27, New York, NY, Spring 2003, Curated by Eric Rosenzveig
  • Dislodged, West Side Gallery, New York, NY, Spring 2003, Curated by  Rachel Gugelberger
  • MFA Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, April 2003, Curated by Bruce Wands
  • New Jersey Film Festival, Cape May, NJ, 2002
  • Free Biennial, Remote Lounge, New York, NY 2002, Curated by Kimberly Mora
  • Ann LePore and John Hampshire, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, 2000-2001 Curated by Laura Von Rosk
  • Video on Video: Six week video festival, Saratoga Springs, NY January-March 2000, (curator)

Residencies and Workshops

  • The Art of 3D Printing, Leroy Neiman Arts Center Workshop, Harlem, NY, December 2015
  • Where Animation and Citizen Science Collide,  Environmental Consortium presentation, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, November, 2015
  • River Summer Teaching Artist, awarded residency aboard the Research Vessel Sea Wolf to teach about data visualization and conduct sampling in the Hudson River, July 2011
  • Gallery Aferro, Artist in Residence, November 2010-November 2011, Newark, NJ
  • Taliesin/ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Artist in Residence, Spring Green, WI, June 2007
  • Taliesin West/ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Artist in Residence, Scottsdale, AZ, January 2007
  • Taliesin/ Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Artist in Residence, Spring Green, WI, Summer 2006
  • Engine 27, Audio Residency, New York, NY Spring 2003

Publications

  • Wilcox, Emma. Through You Into Action: Celebrating Five Years of the Gallery Aferro Studio Residency, exh. cat. Newark, New Jersey: Gallery Aferro, 2012
  • The Jersey City Independent. Carroll, Brendan. “Jersey City Artist Ann LePore on Invisible Barriers, Hip-Hop and Her Latest Curated Show” [Jersey  City]  December 15, 2010.
  • LePore, Ann. Re-Defining Animation, exh. cat. Mahwah, New Jersey: Pascal  Gallery, 2008
  • University Of Kansas. “Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B.Morse. By Kenneth Silverman. Reviewed by Ann LePore.” American Studies Journal 1st ser. 46.1 (2005): 60-61.
  • Leonardo Magazine and Digital Salon, New Leonardo Artist Award, Vectors: Digital Art of Our Time, New York, NY 2003

Grants

  • Meadowlands Commission Grant, March 2011
  • Jersey City University Print Shop Access, Summer, 2009, In Kind
  • Ramapo College Specially Budgeted Research Grant, Summer, 2009
  • Ramapo College Foundation Grant, June 2007
  • Support from Taliesin Artist residency program July 2006, January 2007, June 2007
  • Support from Colorado State visiting artist program, 2006-2007
  • Adjunct Travel Funds, Ramapo College Contemporary Arts Unit, 2006
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Grant Recipient, International Flaherty Film Seminar, Vassar College, 2002
  • New York Foundation on the Arts grant  2000
  • New York State Council on the Arts grant  2000
  • New York State Council for the Humanities  2000
  • Experimental Television Center grant 2000
  • Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library grant 2000

Education
M.F.A Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, May 2003
B.F.A. Video and Printmaking, Alfred University, May 1996

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