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Ann Marie’s life is driven by an endless curiosity to explore the discrepancies between what we see and what we know. Her work, research, published writing, and lifelong arts practice explore the dynamic and intricate qualities specific to place and seek holistic, engaging responses that foster social and ecological agency. Her academic and professional background include a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago, a decade of consultancy in global financial technology, and the convergence of creative passion and professional skill through a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work includes concept-to-construction waterfront and urban parks, district-scale art and urban planning, master planning of environmental lands, and integrated design and storytelling of historic public places and iconic institutions. As a SITES AP accredited professional she is dedicated to the pursuit of deeper knowledge, interdisciplinary practice, and the opportunity to create transformational built work that benefits both people and planet.
Ann Marie has a transdisciplinary studio on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples (now Seattle) working across a range of art media and landscape installation projects. She’s particularly interested in transformation, scale, and complex systems over time, and seeks creative ways of shaping personal and collective experiences. Formal responses range from mixed media works that capture geologic time, ink monoprints that envision architectural responses to prehistoric plants, and a park installation of 1,200 fabricated digital fireflies designed to mimic a non-native species. Her work also includes recent arts planning for the City of Kirkland, teaching a drawing workshop at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments, and published writing in several interdisciplinary journals.