Ann Shelton

Ann Shelton is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading photographic artists. Shelton received her MFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand, and exhibits internationally. Her most recent museum survey, Dark Matter, curated by Zara Stanhope (now QAGOMA), was hosted by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in 2016 and toured to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in 2017. A catalog accompanied the exhibition with essays by Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Ulrich Bauer, Donna West Brett, Dorita Hannah and John Di Stefano, and Dr Zara Stanhope.

Ann Shelton recently had her first solo exhibition at is represented by Denny Dimin Gallery in the United States at their New York location. Her most recent body of work, jane says, has been exhibited at twelve galleries and institutions worldwide and the accompanying performance, The physical garden, has been performed a further eleven times. Shelton’s work has been extensively written about and reviewed in publications including Hyperallergic, Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies, artnet news, The Art Newspaper, and the Evergreen Review. Her works are included in public and private collections throughout NZ and in the US.