Abstract expressionist Ann Shogren depicts vivid landscapes, and paints tapestries of colors that have simultaneously calming and rejuvenating effects on her audiences. Having lived in Iowa, Utah, and the California Wine Country, Shogren draws inspiration from the landscapes that surround her, creating energetic, colorful compositions that seem to have their own life upon the canvas.
Though Shogren begins each painting with a plan, she allows herself room to change and adapt to what she feels the painting requires to capture the energy of the surrounding landscape. The carefully chosen colors, which contrast, compliment, and clash with each other all at the same time, give life to Shogren's paintings and create the dynamism that viewers find so compelling and relatable.
Shogren began her career remarkably early, selling her first painting at the age of 8, and still shows no sign of slowing down. She received her BA in Fine Art at the University of Iowa and her MBA in both Business and Management at the University of Portland. Shogren's vivacious work has been showcased in many public and private collections throughout the world. Collections that show her work include the Louvre, Paris, France, where she was a featured artist in the SEE.ME Exhibit; the 2013 Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy; the GZ Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, where she won a silver award as well as being featured in galleries in Springdale, UT; Santiago, Chile; Santa Fe, NM; Glen Ellen, CA; and Healdsburg, CA.