Ann Perich is a photographer, multi-disciplinary artist and performer. Through portraiture she strives to expose an intimate side of the subject while simultaneously revealing the larger cultural context. In combining disciplines, her investigations create work that reinterprets perceptions of time, place, memory and identity. And with her process of layering images, she creates new narratives by incorporating cultural references and iconic imagery.
Her work has been exhibited in The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, The California Museum of Art in Santa Rosa, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Nouveaux Ateliers Waaw in Senegal, in addition to many other galleries.
She is the recipient of a Durfee Foundation Grant and artist residencies at Byrdcliffe; Bergen, Netherlands; Gamli Skóli, Hrísey, Iceland; Waaw, Saint-Louis, Senegal, West Africa; and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, Texas. She established Trunk Gallery in Los Angeles from 2011-2018, where she curated exhibitions in a variety of disciplines, and produced artist talks, film screenings, classes, performances and residencies.
Ann has performed solo, and as an ensemble member (performance art and music) at the UCLA Live International Theatre Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art in Glasgow, Scotland, the University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA.
Ann studied visual art at the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture. She studied performance art under Rachel Rosenthal and was a member of her company. Ann holds a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.
self-portrait, Hrisey, Iceland 2019