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*1974

North America

Toebbe

Ann

8517

Artist ID:

Exhibition | Shows & More


Solo Exhibitions

2023 | Steven Zevitas Gallery, Days of Our Lives, Boston, MA

2022 | University of Illinois Springfield, Midway, Survey Exhibition

2021 | Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Cooler by the Lake, New York, NY

2019 | Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Friends and Rentals, New York, NY

2019 | Sarah Lawrence College, Swing State, Bronxville, NY

2017 | Monya Rowe Gallery, Room Air Conditioner, St. Augustine, FL

2015 | Monya Rowe Gallery, Remarried, New York, NY

2015 | LivWill Art, Five Rooms, web-based project

2014 | Steven Zevitas Gallery, Shared, Boston, MA

2013 | Monya Rowe Gallery, Rooms, New York, NY

2013 | Ebersmoore Gallery, The Inheritance, Chicago, IL

2011 | Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, 12 X 12

2010 | Steven Zevitas Gallery, Housekeeping, Boston, MA

2007 | ThreeWalls, Stained Glass, Chicago, IL


Two Person Exhibitions

2022 | Ann Toebbe and Chris Bogia, House and Garden, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2024 | Folk Modern, Monya Rowe Gallery, NYC

2024 | Together to Gather, Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2023 | What's The Point of Precision?, OyG Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2023 | Moving Forward Looking Back, Museo d'Art Contemporani d'Alicante

2023 | Home Work, Chart Gallery, NYC

2023 | Sense and Sensibility: poetry in painting, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN

2022 | At Home, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

2022 | The Armory Show, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC

2020 | Ann Toebbe and Carly Glovinski, Standard Space, CT

2018 | Ann Toebbe and Iris Bernblum, The Drawing Room at The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2018 | Ann Toebbe and Gwen Zabicki: At Home, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, WI

2017 | Sarah McEneaney and Ann Toebbe: Home Work, Zevitas Marcus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Awards

2022 | IL Arts Council Fellowship Award

2022 | Chicago Individual Artist Grant (DCASE)

2022 | IL Arts Council, Individual Artist Support Grant

2018 | IL Arts Council, Individual Artist Support Grant

2018 | City of Chicago Individual Artist Grant (DCASE)

2016 | Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant

2015 | Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

2008 | West Prize, Finalist Award, catalog available


Bibliography (selected)

2023 | Naumovski, Zlata, "Meet the Maker," Luxe Magazine, Nov-December

2022 | Chernick, Karen, "Three exhibitions to see in NY this weekend," The Art Newspaper, January

2020 | Smith, Roberta, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” New York Times, August

2019 | “Friend: Jana” reproduced in Harper’s Magazine, October Issue

2019 | Saltz, Jerry, “Ann Toebbe: Inside Suburban Life,” NY Magazine, July 16

2019 | Gundogdu, Atesh, “Ann Toebbe,” artpeak NY, June 10

2019 | Horn, Zach, “Human Touch in the Age of Tech,” Art Practical SF, February 8

2017 | Osberg, Annabel, “Sarah McEneaney and Ann Toebbe,” Pick of the Week, Artillery Magazine, December 13

2017 | Gerwin, Daniel, “Entering Two Painters Vision of Home,” Hyperallergic, December 8

2017 | Boomer, Nolan, “Ann Toebbe and Sarah McEneaney,” Artforum.com, November

2017 | Brown, Daniel A., "Tempo House," Folio Weekly, January 4

2017 | "Ann Toebbe at Monya Rowe Gallery," Editors, Modern Painters, January

2017 | "Drawing Interiors Started as a Way to Remember Her Childhood...,” Editors Pick, Interior Design Magazine, January

2016 | “Sneak Peaks,” Modern Painter, page 37, December Issue

2016 | Berger, Philip, “More Strange Than True,” New City Design, October 7

2016 | Reeves, Chris, “Considering Art’s Relational Capacities to Site & Space,” New City, October 6

2016 | Briggs, Patricia, “Art Alumni Showcase, 'Delightfully Challenging,'” The Chautauquan Daily, July 30

2016 | Ghezzi, Rosella, “Forma, bella, figura,” ViviMilano, Arti, March 2

2016 | Elden, Shannon, “Rowan exhibit draws on memories of home,” Courier Post, February 23

2015 | Saltz, Jerry, “The 10 Best Shows of 2015,” New York Magazine December, Steadman, Ryan E., “8 Must See Satellite Booths in Miami”, NY Observer, Dec.









Artist Statement | Ann Toebbe


Born 1974, Cincinnati, OH Lives and Works in Chicago, IL


Education

1997 | B.F.A. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

1995 | Parson’s School of Design, NY Studio Program, NYC

2004 | M.F.A. Yale School of Art, Yale University

2005 | DAAD, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany



The primary focus of my paintings is domestic life. My process is labor intensive, employing freehand painting, flat geometry, geometric abstraction, and intricate patterning. My paintings are often multi-media works with furniture and objects collaged on the surface cut from paper I paint in my studio. My compositions play with flatness and multiple points of views. Each painting can simultaneously have inside and outside views, views from above, and objects and figures portrayed from a straight on view.

My paintings and drawings turn home interiors into a kind of spatial dance, where memories and symbols interconnect with middle class architecture, inviting you to contemplate what is inside and what is outside. My work draws on personal experiences, exploring themes of family, friendship, marriage, and motherhood through meticulously detailed but spatially stylized (and often disorienting) interior scenes. I trace my fascination with interiors to growing up in a small working class Ohio home, and how my childhood and young adult memories were shaped by people’s homes and what they revealed about a family’s culture, their relative affluence,

indeed their identity and whole world.

My interest in composing flat and stacked interior vignettes developed from my initial determination to include everything in a room in one composition. This “inventory of everything” technique is frequently encountered in folk and outsider art. Adapting this technique to my own work, my images play with scale and orientation, using framing and geometry to create compositions that prioritize surface and color over space and light. I also introduce collage to my painted surfaces, a process that adds layers and texture even while the pictures remain decisively flat. I describe these works as collage-paintings, as they often have more paper than paint on the surface.


Residencies

2024 | Vermont Studio Center Fellow

2021 | Ragdale Fellow

2018 | Vermont Studio Center Fellow

2017 | AiR Pilchuck Glass School

2000 | Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


Projects

2024 | Tornado Warning, Process Art Space at The Mill Westport, NY


Collections

General Mills

Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante (MACA)

Fidelity Investments

Jimenez-Colon Collection

The Progressive Collection

The Saatchi Collection

The West Collection

Wellington Management Co.

Collection of Blue Shield of California, San Francisco



Instagram

Website


Artist Statement | Ann Toebbe


Born 1974, Cincinnati, OH Lives and Works in Chicago, IL


Education

1997 | B.F.A. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

1995 | Parson’s School of Design, NY Studio Program, NYC

2004 | M.F.A. Yale School of Art, Yale University

2005 | DAAD, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany



The primary focus of my paintings is domestic life. My process is labor intensive, employing freehand painting, flat geometry, geometric abstraction, and intricate patterning. My paintings are often multi-media works with furniture and objects collaged on the surface cut from paper I paint in my studio. My compositions play with flatness and multiple points of views. Each painting can simultaneously have inside and outside views, views from above, and objects and figures portrayed from a straight on view.

My paintings and drawings turn home interiors into a kind of spatial dance, where memories and symbols interconnect with middle class architecture, inviting you to contemplate what is inside and what is outside. My work draws on personal experiences, exploring themes of family, friendship, marriage, and motherhood through meticulously detailed but spatially stylized (and often disorienting) interior scenes. I trace my fascination with interiors to growing up in a small working class Ohio home, and how my childhood and young adult memories were shaped by people’s homes and what they revealed about a family’s culture, their relative affluence,

indeed their identity and whole world.

My interest in composing flat and stacked interior vignettes developed from my initial determination to include everything in a room in one composition. This “inventory of everything” technique is frequently encountered in folk and outsider art. Adapting this technique to my own work, my images play with scale and orientation, using framing and geometry to create compositions that prioritize surface and color over space and light. I also introduce collage to my painted surfaces, a process that adds layers and texture even while the pictures remain decisively flat. I describe these works as collage-paintings, as they often have more paper than paint on the surface.


Residencies

2024 | Vermont Studio Center Fellow

2021 | Ragdale Fellow

2018 | Vermont Studio Center Fellow

2017 | AiR Pilchuck Glass School

2000 | Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


Projects

2024 | Tornado Warning, Process Art Space at The Mill Westport, NY


Collections

General Mills

Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante (MACA)

Fidelity Investments

Jimenez-Colon Collection

The Progressive Collection

The Saatchi Collection

The West Collection

Wellington Management Co.

Collection of Blue Shield of California, San Francisco



Instagram

Website


Women in Art

Wesley's Shoe Corral

2072

Art ID

2021

|

46 x 51 cm

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8000

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Ann

Toebbe

Women in Art

Treasure Island

2073

Art ID

2021

|

61 x 77 cm

Gouache on panel

10500

$

Ann

Toebbe

Women in Art

Indianapolis Suburbs

2074

Art ID

2020

|

72 x 77 cm

Gouache and paper collage on panel

12500

$

Ann

Toebbe

Women in Art

Friends: Lisa and Tim

2075

Art ID

2019

|

77 x 102 cm

Gouache and paper collage on panel

15000

$

Ann

Toebbe

Women in Art

Friend: Becky

2076

Art ID

2019

|

61 x 77 cm

Gouache and paper collage on panel

10500

$

Ann

Toebbe

Women in Art

Friend: Jana

2077

Art ID

2019

|

61 x 77 cm

Gouache and paper collage on panel

10500

$

Ann

Toebbe

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Exhibition | Shows & More


Solo Exhibitions

2023 | Steven Zevitas Gallery, Days of Our Lives, Boston, MA

2022 | University of Illinois Springfield, Midway, Survey Exhibition

2021 | Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Cooler by the Lake, New York, NY

2019 | Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Friends and Rentals, New York, NY

2019 | Sarah Lawrence College, Swing State, Bronxville, NY

2017 | Monya Rowe Gallery, Room Air Conditioner, St. Augustine, FL

2015 | Monya Rowe Gallery, Remarried, New York, NY

2015 | LivWill Art, Five Rooms, web-based project

2014 | Steven Zevitas Gallery, Shared, Boston, MA

2013 | Monya Rowe Gallery, Rooms, New York, NY

2013 | Ebersmoore Gallery, The Inheritance, Chicago, IL

2011 | Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, 12 X 12

2010 | Steven Zevitas Gallery, Housekeeping, Boston, MA

2007 | ThreeWalls, Stained Glass, Chicago, IL


Two Person Exhibitions

2022 | Ann Toebbe and Chris Bogia, House and Garden, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2024 | Folk Modern, Monya Rowe Gallery, NYC

2024 | Together to Gather, Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2023 | What's The Point of Precision?, OyG Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2023 | Moving Forward Looking Back, Museo d'Art Contemporani d'Alicante

2023 | Home Work, Chart Gallery, NYC

2023 | Sense and Sensibility: poetry in painting, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN

2022 | At Home, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

2022 | The Armory Show, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC

2020 | Ann Toebbe and Carly Glovinski, Standard Space, CT

2018 | Ann Toebbe and Iris Bernblum, The Drawing Room at The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2018 | Ann Toebbe and Gwen Zabicki: At Home, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, WI

2017 | Sarah McEneaney and Ann Toebbe: Home Work, Zevitas Marcus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Awards

2022 | IL Arts Council Fellowship Award

2022 | Chicago Individual Artist Grant (DCASE)

2022 | IL Arts Council, Individual Artist Support Grant

2018 | IL Arts Council, Individual Artist Support Grant

2018 | City of Chicago Individual Artist Grant (DCASE)

2016 | Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant

2015 | Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

2008 | West Prize, Finalist Award, catalog available


Bibliography (selected)

2023 | Naumovski, Zlata, "Meet the Maker," Luxe Magazine, Nov-December

2022 | Chernick, Karen, "Three exhibitions to see in NY this weekend," The Art Newspaper, January

2020 | Smith, Roberta, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” New York Times, August

2019 | “Friend: Jana” reproduced in Harper’s Magazine, October Issue

2019 | Saltz, Jerry, “Ann Toebbe: Inside Suburban Life,” NY Magazine, July 16

2019 | Gundogdu, Atesh, “Ann Toebbe,” artpeak NY, June 10

2019 | Horn, Zach, “Human Touch in the Age of Tech,” Art Practical SF, February 8

2017 | Osberg, Annabel, “Sarah McEneaney and Ann Toebbe,” Pick of the Week, Artillery Magazine, December 13

2017 | Gerwin, Daniel, “Entering Two Painters Vision of Home,” Hyperallergic, December 8

2017 | Boomer, Nolan, “Ann Toebbe and Sarah McEneaney,” Artforum.com, November

2017 | Brown, Daniel A., "Tempo House," Folio Weekly, January 4

2017 | "Ann Toebbe at Monya Rowe Gallery," Editors, Modern Painters, January

2017 | "Drawing Interiors Started as a Way to Remember Her Childhood...,” Editors Pick, Interior Design Magazine, January

2016 | “Sneak Peaks,” Modern Painter, page 37, December Issue

2016 | Berger, Philip, “More Strange Than True,” New City Design, October 7

2016 | Reeves, Chris, “Considering Art’s Relational Capacities to Site & Space,” New City, October 6

2016 | Briggs, Patricia, “Art Alumni Showcase, 'Delightfully Challenging,'” The Chautauquan Daily, July 30

2016 | Ghezzi, Rosella, “Forma, bella, figura,” ViviMilano, Arti, March 2

2016 | Elden, Shannon, “Rowan exhibit draws on memories of home,” Courier Post, February 23

2015 | Saltz, Jerry, “The 10 Best Shows of 2015,” New York Magazine December, Steadman, Ryan E., “8 Must See Satellite Booths in Miami”, NY Observer, Dec.









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