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Ann Sargent Wooster

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Wooster
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Ann Sargent

Education 1972-1978 The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Completed course work for Ph.D in Art History and Criticism concentrating on Contemporary, Modern, American and European Art and Architecture 1971-1973 Hunter College, New York, M.A. Degree in Fine Arts (1972) Studio Courses in painting, sculpture and design, MA. Degree in Art History (1978). Thesis: The Sources of the Iconography of the Tree of Jesse. 1975 Fellow, Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program in Museum Studies. Co-curated shows on Still-life and American Women Artists. 1967-1969 Studio courses in fine arts, design, photography and film at Parsons School of Design, New York and Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, Conn. 1963-1968 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. A.B. Degree in Comparative Modern Literature. Senior Thesis: The Games Non-People Play: A Study of the Development of Character in the Late Novels of Herman Hesse. Experience Teaching Experience 1975-present Instructor, Modern and Contemporary Art, Survey of World Art, The History of Architecture and the History of Interiors, School of Visual Arts, New York City. Designed new and ongoing course, "You Can See the Architecture of the Whole World Without Ever Leaving New York City," and "The History of Television from 1945-present." Designed the curriculum for the eight courses in the History of Architecture and the History of Interiors for the Interior Design Program. I am currently teaching in the summer workshops for high school students in the Fine Arts and Interior Design programs. 1997-present Critic, studio faculty M.F.A. program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia 1995-1997 Seminar in Aesthetics and Criticism, Thesis supervision in the M.F.A. program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia 1996- leader Architectural Tours to "Venice and the Villas of the Venetio" and "Gaudi's Barcelona" and "The New Architecture of Barcelona." 1989-present Lecturer in the History of Art, History of Garden Design, Great Women Designers; The Sociology of the Domestic Interior in the M.F.A. program New York School of Interior Design, New York. Developed a drawing workshop called "Drawing the Decorative Arts." 1988 Artist-in-Residence, Godard Junior High School, produced several contemporary audio versions of Romeo and Juliet, wrote and produced a videotape Knapsacks from Outer Space, a video installation on the sixties. 1985-1986 Taught The Arts: Film, a history of film, New York University 1982 Taught an Advanced Television Workshop, Philadelphia College of Art 1979-1983 Instructor History of Architecture and History of Furniture and Interiors, Kean College, Union, New Jersey. Created an archive of New Jersey Architecture 1973-1975 Instructor in the A.C.E. program at Queens College, New York Lectured extensively on Modern and Contemporary Art, criticism, Video and Performance art and have taught as a visiting artist/critic at the Chicago Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Baltimore Art Institute, Syracuse University, San Francisco Art Institute, The University of Iowa, Moore College, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Humboldt College, Bard college. Extensive Writing Experience Contributing editor for P-Form, Cover and Express. Staff writer 7 Days, The East Village Other, the Village Voice, Afterimage, Artforum, Art News, The Soho Weekly News, Live, radio program on the Arts-W.B.A.I, radio programs on science for The World of Science, for the English transcription service of Deutsch Welle. Have written on Modern and Contemporary Art, photography, architecture, the decorative arts, video and performance for Artsmagazine, The Drama Review, The College Art Journal, Museum Magazine, Television Movies, Paris Aujourd'Hui, Modo, New York Arts Journal, Art in America, Express, The American Book Review, New York Creation, High Performance , Contributing editor to P-Form, as well as numerous catalog essays. Script development and writing for Wings of Victory, Echota Productions, Val Kilmer, Director. Film scripts for Painted Earth, a Metropolitan Museum Art on Film production, Anita Thacher, Director and Mascot Flats, Josie Dean, Director. Wrote, produced, directed the following independent video projects: Putting On and Taking Off, House, Many Armed Love: Stories from Art History: Daphne and Apollo, The Dialectics of Romance, Trains: or How I almost Killed My Sister Katy, A Fine Day For Banana Fish, Venice, Carmen, No Means No. Books: Art Since 1945, Shorewood Publishers (1978), Quiltmaking, Drake Publishers (1972), video section Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move Into the Main Stream (1989), chapters on Arshile Gorky and Willem DeKooning and Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O'Keeffe in American Painting, Donald Goddard, author, Goodman Publishers; essay "Reach Out and Touch Someone: The Romance of Interactivity" in Illuminating Video, Aperture. Catalogue essay for the traveling show "The First Generation: Women and Video, 1970-75, organized by Independent Curators (1993); unpublished book on Nancy Graves for Universe Books; curated and catalogue essay, "Twenty-five years of the Experimental Television Center" at Art in General. Honors 1975 Helena Rubenstein Fellowship, Whitney Museum of American Art; 1982 New York State Council of the Arts, Critics grant to write a history of video art; Artist -in-Residence Grant, Visual Studies Workshop; 1983 Artist-in-Residence Grant, P.A.S.S.; 1984-1985 Artist-in-Residence Grant, Global Village; 1985 New York State Council on the Arts Media Production Grant for Carmen, finalist Sony's Visions of U.S. contest for The Dialectics of Romance; 1987, Artist-in-Residence grant, Film/Video arts, 1988 Artist's Fellowship in Video from The New York Foundation for the Arts, First Prize in the Logan Grant for New Writing on Photography for "How the Nexus of Painting, Sculpture, Film, Video and Music in the Late Sixties and Early Seventies Changed the Language of Photography, Best Script, Best Direction and Best Overall Production for Carmen in the New Video Festival, Portland Oregon. 1993 Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant. 1993 Director's Citation Award Black Maria Festival and 1994 winner Sony Visions of U.S. for No Means No. No Means No is distributed by Women Make Movies. Professional Organizations International Association of Art Critics; 1992- 2000-Member of the Board of Directors and Secretary; Board of Director's New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pa. Member the Organization of Independent Artists