Born 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and North Bennington, Vermont
Ann Pibal creates linear utopias of abstract painting. Her works hum with the energy of movement and color combinations that are both elegant and dramatic. The paintings have a sense of construction, the possibility of structures, and the shapes of buildings in the planning stages. The lightweight, smooth, and resilient surface also are suggestive of design objects. There is a rhythm in Pibal’s compositions so that color pops out in a flash, like sunlight reflected off a distant mirror that temporarily disturbs and impacts one’s vision. Deliberately staggered and unbalanced lines keep the works perpetually captivating.
Ann Pibal graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota in 1991 and received her MFA in Painting from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa in 1995. Ann Pibal’s work has been exhibited at numerous museums and galleries including: Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; Meulensteen, New York, NY; Max Protetch, New York, NY; The Suburban, Chicago IL; Schmidt Contemporary, St. Louis, MO; Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY The New Britain Museum, New Britain, CT; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Katherine Nash Gallery, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; American University Museum, Washington, D.C.; Hionas Gallery, New York, NY; DeBuck Gallery, New York, NY; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Lucien Terras at 143 Reade, New York, NY; The Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria; Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY; Martos Gallery, New York, NY; The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.