Ann Shelton (NZ)

Image: Ann Shelton, [an invitation to dance] (detail), 2020.

Image: Ann Shelton, an invitation to dance (detail), 2020.

Ann Shelton is an artist living in Wellington, New Zealand. Working with photography, performance, doubling, spoken, textual and printed matter, Shelton’s most recent research is manifest through plant-based photographic constructions engaging plant, gender focused, and anthropogenic narratives or histories, in particular the intersection of these histories with human knowledge systems and/or with feminisms. Her work has been shown widely internationally and extensively throughout Aotearoa New Zealand including a mid-career review exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in November 2016 and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in December 2017. In 2019 she presented her first solo exhibition in the USA. Shelton is Honorary Research Fellow in Photography at Whiti o Rehua, School of Art Massey University.

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