Ann Holsberry
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About Ann Holsberry
Ann Holsberry works primarily with cyanotype, an experimental photographic process that exposes images using outdoor sunlight and other natural elements. In collaboration with natural phenomena, she creates a record of the passage of time and the fragility and beauty of the environments where she works. By engaging with materials that are responsive to the elements, Holsberry feels a deep connection to place on both a microscopic and a macroscopic level, and seeks to represent the vast and the infinitesimal as a unified whole in her work. Holsberry also enjoys a sense of play in experimenting with materials and surrendering control in working with unpredictable elements.

Ann Holsberry’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, California, the de Saisset Museum of Art in Santa Clara, California, the Los Medanos College Art Gallery in Pittsburg, California, and the Domaine des Grands Devers in Valreas, France. Her art has twice been selected by the City of Emeryville, California to be displayed in bus shelters citywide, and is in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the new University of California San Francisco Precision Cancer Medical Center in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. She is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Berkeley Civic Arts Grant.
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, MRP (Design) and JD
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA, AB (Fine Arts)
Sarah Lawrence College, Summer Art Studies, Paris, France

2019 Traces, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA, May 30 - June 29
2017 New Navigation, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
Interconnections, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
On View at Kala: Ann Holsberry, Print Gallery, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Fabric Collaboration with Erica Tanov and Solo Art Exhibitions, Erica Tanov, Berkeley and Larkspur, CA
2016 New Navigation Pop Up Show, Emeryville, CA
2014 New Passages, de Saisset Museum of Art, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
2014 Migration, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA
2011 Atelier Kulo, Paris, France
2010 Domaine des Grands Devers, Paris and Valreas, France


2019 Something Blue, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2018 Bioneers Conference, Women Environmental Artists Directory, Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
Emeryville Celebration of the Arts (2009 - 2018), Juried Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
Civic Center Art Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Civic Center Building, Berkeley, CA
2017 Bluets: to fall under a spell, Juried Exhibition, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
Mapping as Source – the Personal Cartography of Art Maps, Juried Exhibition, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
Kala Booth, Art Market San Francisco, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2016 Summer National, Juried Exhibition, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA
2015 Pierogi Gallery Flat Files (ongoing), Pierogi Gallery, New York, NY
2013 50-50 Show V, Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Vessels, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
Left Coast, Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2012 Kala Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA
The Gift of Art (2008 - 2012), Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works, Juried Exhibition, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville
2011 Artist Annual, Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2010 Speaking of Solitude, Juried Exhibition, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA
Galerie Terres d’Aligre, Paris, France
2009 Working in Wax, Juried Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Mendocino Art Center, Juried Exhibition, Mendocino, CA
2008 Administrative Offices, City of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


2019 City of Berkeley Civic Arts Grant Recipient, 2018-2019
2018 From Fertile Ground, Public Art Commission, Bus Shelters, City of Emeryville, CA, 2018-2019
2018 Tanov, Erica, Design by Nature, Ten Speed Press, 2018
2017 Lee, Lloyd, “Civic Center Art Exhibition”, The Daily Californian, 12.25.17
“Painter Shows Work at Museum of Art”, Eureka Times-Standard, 7.20.17
Gupta, Seema, “Artists Share Interconnections”, Tri-City Voice, 5.16.17
2014 “De Saisset at Santa Clara University Explores Themes of Time and Travel”, Fort Mill Times, 4.22.14
Davis, Ryan, “At de Saisset, New Exhibitions of Bay Area Artists”, The San Francisco Examiner, 4.7.14
Cheng, Dewitt, “The de Saisset Museum Highlights the Power of the Handmade Artifact”, The Stanford Daily, 5.9.14
Morris, Elise, “Ann Holsberry Interview”, The Studio Work, 5.23.14
2013 Flora & Fauna, Public Art Commission, Bus Shelters, City of Emeryville, CA
2013 Nash, Catherine, Authentic Visual Voices –Contemporary Encaustic and Paper, E-book, 2013
Art Commission, Bus Shelters, City of Emeryville, Emeryville, CA


2019 Artist in Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2018 Le Cent Charenton, Paris, France
2014 Artist in Residence, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA
2010 Artist in Residence, Domaine des Grands Devers, Valreas, France
2009 Le Cent Charenton, Paris, France