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This month, please join me at Open Show East LA / Pasadena on Thursday, July 13th, where I will be presenting the Chance Chronicles work. On Saturday, July 22nd, It's a Wonderful World, curated by Betty Ann Brown has a closing reception from 4-6pm and also features work from Chance Chronicles. 

Bio

Ann Mitchell was born in New York City and raised in California. With a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, she worked as an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer for over a decade. She then left commercial photography to pursue her own imagery, complete her MFA from Claremont Graduate University and has been the Chair of the Art & Photography Department at Long Beach City College.

Her photographs have been included in a large number of solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Internationally. She has also served as curator and organizer of photo-related events. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and Balcony Press released Austin Val Verde: Impressions of a Montecito Masterpiece, a monograph of the Val Verde project. Ann Mitchell continues to teach and pursue her photographic interests in her new series The Chance Chronicles, a constructed set of landscapes inspired through Buddhist meditations.

EDUCATION:
1997 Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. M.F.A.
1984 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. B.F.A.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2016 The Chance Chronicles, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA
2015 The Razor's Edge, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA
2014 The Razor's Edge, Stone Rose Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2013 The Razor's Edge, Chez Shaw Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2012 Unmade & Winter's Light, LA Harbor College, Los Angeles, CA
    Resonance, Kamikaze 2012, POST, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Ordinary Beauty, Cypress College Photography Gallery, Cypress, CA
2010 Family Stories, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA
    American Triptych, Cypress College Photography Gallery, Cypress, CA 
2009 American Triptych, Gallery 478, San Pedro, CA 
    Ann Mitchell, Val Verde, LBPG, Long Beach, CA
2008 Val Verde (with Beth Dow, In the Garden) Photographic Center NW, Seattle WA
2007 A Sense of Place, Metro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Ann Mitchell, Val Verde, Fine Art Gallery, Golden West College, CA
2004 Gardens & Graffiti, Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, CA
2002 Spartus: Not Technicolor, J. O. Gallery, San Pedro, CA
1999 Ann Mitchell, recent work, Photography Gallery, Santa Monica College, CA
1997 Through a Glass, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Grad School, Claremont, CA
1997 Landscape Photography, Vromans Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1994 Ann Mitchell, A & I Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017 Secret Garden, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
    It’s a Wonderful World, Juror: Betty Ann Brown, Groundspace Projects, Los Angeles
2016 Imagined Realities, Director's Award, Juror: Tom Chambers, Photo Place Gallery, MIddlebury, VT 
    Los Angeles: Detailed, Annenberg Beach House, Los Angeles, CA
    POST Invitational Auction, , POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Spring/Idiom, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
    Sarah Lee Projects, Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA
    The Mandala Project, SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA
2014 Photography 2015, CSULong Beach Art Gallery, Long Beach, Ca
2013 Family, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
    Photography 2013, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA
    Dream a Dream, PYO Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA
    Stories, Memories and Histories, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
    Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies, Mirages, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
    Group 4.5, Groundspace Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2011 I Love LA, Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    The Los Angeles Collection, International Pink Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
    Summertime, Duncan Miller Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Pro'Jekt LA Part Two - Pacific Resonance, MOPLA, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Summer Mix, Creative Photography Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Family Stories, SlideLuck PotShow, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
2009 Divas: A Group, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, CSUSan Bernardino
    Santa Monica Pier Project, Santa Monica, CA,
2008 Photographer's Eye Friends of Photography Series, LA Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
    L.A.River Project, Bridge Gallery Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, CA
    Urban Landscapes, Topanga Art Gallery, Topanga, Ca
    Amateur, BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach
2007 Urban: Public + Personal, 3P Gallery, Long Beach, CA
    American Triptych, Guest Artist, www.Filmwasters.com
2006 Everyday LA, Metro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Gala Awards, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA
2004 National 2004 Photography Now, Juror: Marita Holdaway, Larson Gallery, YVCC, WA
    Through a Lens: Urban Landscapes, Juror: Richard Newman, CAL Museum, Half Moon Bay, CA
    In the Garden, Avenue Nine Gallery, Chico, CA
1999-12 Group Views, Long Beach City College, Long Beach , CA
1999-01 Next Wave I & II, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Faculty Exhibition, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
1997 3 Weeks in L.A., Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
1996 The Scene, West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
    New Photography, L. A. County, Pomona, CA
    The House of Art, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
    Dillingham/Caples Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1995 West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
    Faculty Exhibition, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
1989 Women's Advertising Council, Los Angeles, CA
1988 The Belding Exhibit , Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Best of the West, Art Directors Club of Los Angeles
1984 Main Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1983 Main Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1982 Western Artists and Their Work, California State University, Chico, CA

PROJECTS AND INSTALLATIONS:
2015-17 Organizer & Lecturer, Intersect Project, Long Beach City College, CA
2008-12 Organizer & Lecturer, PhotoFest5 @ LBCC, Long Beach City College, CA
2010 Reviewer, SPE Western Conference, San Diego, CA
2007 Contributor, PhotoVision Award Exhibition, The Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
    Contributor, Cultural Landscape Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2004 Instructor, Polaroid Workshop, Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, CA 
2002, 2003, Organizer, Spring Arts Exhibit, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1999 Curator, A Mixed View, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1998 Curator, Element Silver, Gallery 1078, Chico, CA
1997 Contributor, The Show , Robert Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Curator, Search for Aesthetics, Humanities Center, Claremont CA
    Curator, House of Art, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
    Curator, Work of Body, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2016 The Razor's Edge, Ann Mitchell, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, V6, Issue2
2014 The Razor's Edge, Ann Mitchell, Lensculture.com
2013 Meditative Spaces...Razor's Edge, Fabrik Magazine #22 
2013 Jill Enfield's Guide To Photographic Alternative Processes, Focal Press
2013 The Razor's Edge, Ann Mitchell, Lenscratch.com
2012 The Revisiting Project, Ann Mitchell, The Times Quotidian.com
2011 Ordinary Beauty, Ann Mitchell, New Landscape Photography.com
    The Medium is the Message, Lenscratch.com
2010 Still Life Photography, Lenscratch.com
2009 Impermanence Blog, LensWork Newsletter, LensWork Publications
    West Coast Photographers, Lenscratch.com 
    Austin Val Verde, The Photo Book, thephotobook.wordpress.com
2008 Austin Val Verde, Impressions of a Montecito Masterpiece, Hardcover Monograph, Balcony Press
   American Triptychs, January/February, LensWork Extended Portfolios & Audio Interviews
   Val Verde, January/February LensWork Magazine
   Polaroid: Last, Best, Issue 11, Light Leaks Magazine
2007 American Triptychs, View Camera Magazine
2005 Documentation & Interpretation: Ann Mitchell, View Camera Magazine
2004 Boundaries and Interpretation, News & Review, Chico, CA
2004 Pick of the Week, Buzz, Enterprise Record, Chico, CA
2001 Photography Salon, EyeCarumba.com
   Ann Mitchell, Canadian Photo Guide, Canada
1999 Art Pick, Fine Arts Calendar, News and Review Weekly, CA
1996 Pair of Aging Houses now Modern Art, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Ontario, CA
1996 House of Art, Orange County Weekly, CA
1996 A Picture Perfect House, Claremont Courier, CA
1988 Design: Los Angeles , Julie Prendiville.
1987 Best of the West. Art Directors Club of Los Angeles, CA

TEACHING & ADVISORY EXPERIENCE:
1998 - Current
Professor of Art, Visual and Media Arts Department, Long Beach City College, CA
2004-2005, 2010-2012
Chair, Art & Photography Department, Long Beach City College, CA
2008 - Current
Advisory Board Member: Freestyle Photographic Supplies, Los Angeles, CA,
1989 - 1998
Adjunct Faculty & Lecturer: Art Center College of Design, Woodbury University, CSU Northridge, Claremont Graduate School, Santa Monica, Citrus, Santa Ana, Coastline and Antelope Valley Colleges.

COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE:
1983 - 1995  Ann Mitchell Photography, Editorial and Advertising
Partial client list includes: Paramount and Universal Studios, Teleflora, Knudsen, 
Contadina, Xerox, Apple Computers, Random House and Better Homes & Gardens   Magazine.