Ann Schwab works in photography, mixed media and installation, creating works that utilize nature and natural forms– as well as medical instruments– to explore our human processes of coping with physical and emotional trauma. She received her B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an M.F.A. from Tulane University and has studied at SACI in Florence, Italy. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including: a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship, a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, a Surdna Foundation Fellowship and professional development grants from the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Anderson Ranch and the Surdna Foundation. Ann Schwab’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Art Papers, New Orleans Art Review and the Kansas City Art Review. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in numerous corporate and private collections.
Ann Schwab is Assistant Chair of Visual Arts at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, where she is on the teaching faculty. She is represented by Soren Christensen Gallery in New Orleans.