Ann Craven is a New York-based artist whose bold paintings are realized through observation, experiment, and chance; all in an effort to capture the constant and ever-changing nature of the moment just past. Captured in serial compositions catalogued meticulously by date, Craven’s subject matter catalogues the minute progress of birds, moons, and flowers in work that is minimalist while empathetic in its intimacy. One of Craven’s many moons, Moon (Cushing, 7-21-13, 11:30 PM), 2013 is crafted from thick blue and black strokes. Her strong, free movements evoke a dreamlike quality that mirrors a film still or a memory the viewer can’t quite grasp. The moons become a trace or documentation of Ann’s gaze on the world, and, through the work, the viewer is pleasurably reminded of theirs too.

Craven lives and works in New York. She has work in the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


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Ann Craven lives and works in New York City. Craven recently had her first retrospective, titled TIME, curated by Yann Chevalier at Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers (France) in 2014. In conjunction with this exhibition, Le Confort Moderne published TIME, a catalogue edited and designed by Manon Lutanie, released in December 2015.

In addition to numerous group exhibitions, Ann Craven’s major solo exhibitions include Animals 1999-2017, Southard Reid, London (2017); Hello, Hello, Hello at Maccarone, NYC (2016); I like Blueat Gallery DIET, Miami (2015), Untitled (Palettes: Naked, Tagged), 2014-15, at Southard Reid Gallery, London (2015) and Ann Craven at Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles (2014). Her work has been exhibited internationally and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Modern Painters, Art News, LA Times, Art in America, Artforum, Flash Art, The New Yorker, Frieze, among others. Ann Craven’s paintings are in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney, The New Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, among others.

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Moon (Cushing, 7-21-13, 11:30PM), 2013
Oil on linen
14 x 14 in (35.56 x 35.56 cm)
Courtesy of artist
Signed on verso
Estimate $11,000
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Moon (Cushing, 7-21-13, 11:30PM)
  • Dimensions
    14 x 14 in (35.56 x 35.56 cm)