Ann SchwabVisual Arts: Assistant Department Chair, 2-D Exploration, AP Studio Art Visual Arts
Ann Schwab works in photography, mixed media and installation, creating works that utilize nature and natural forms– as well as medical instruments– to explore our human processes of coping with physical and emotional trauma. A NOCCA alum, Ms. Schwab received her B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an M.F.A. from Tulane University and has studied at SACI in Florence, Italy. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including: a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship, a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, a Surdna Foundation Fellowship and professional development grants from the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Anderson Ranch and the Surdna Foundation. Ann Schwab’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Art Papers, New Orleans Art Review and the Kansas City Art Review. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in numerous corporate and private collections. Assistant Chair of Visual Arts at NOCCA, Ms. Schwab was selected in 2016 to join the ART21 Educator network, an innovative group of educators who enact creative strategies for teaching and learning with contemporary art. Ann Schwab has been honored three times in Who’s Who Among American Teachers and has received Scholastic Art and Writing Award for Teaching and recognition by the National Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the Arts.
Her professional website is: http://www.annschwab.com