Ann Burke Daly is an American Artist, whose work has been discussed in Artforum, Artpress International, The Los Angeles Times, Cabinet Magazine, World Art Magazine, PAJ/Performing Arts Journal, The Art Journal, and El Pais. She earned an MFA from the Yale School of Art and is an alum of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Daly has exhibited internationally including George Eastman Museum, The Alternative Museum, Lombard-Freid Gallery, White Columns, Exit Art, The Drawing Center, Linda Kirkland Gallery, Loeb Museum, Susan Stein Shiva Theater, Bard CCS (NY); LAMAG (CA); LaCentrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montreal); Uppsala KonstMuseum (Sweden); Centre Pompidou (Paris); Akademie der Kunste (Berlin); Museum fur Neue Kunst-ZKM (Karlsrühe); and Kunst und Austellungshalle der BRD Museum (Bonn). 

In 2018 Daly was at Yaddo for an Artist Residency, and in 2019 her work was the focus of a conference at UCLM | Universidad De Castilla–LaMancha, Spain, Half-Life: Recent Multidisciplinary Works by Ann Burke Daly. She was awarded a 2017 and 2016 Artist Residency at MASS MoCA Studios, and was a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome in 2015. Her work has also garnered grants and awards from Art Matters Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, John Anson Kittredge Fund, The Puffin Foundation, and the John Michael Kohler Center Arts/Industry Program. Daly's artist's books Drafts: Letters Unsent, and Box of Fiction, were published by ROMAN NVMERALS, Brooklyn, NY, and launched at the ICP, NYC. She has taught at Vassar College, and CUNY, and was the Artist-in-Residence for the MFA in Visual Arts at VCFA in 2021. She has also been a speaker at Wesleyan, Yale, Vassar, SUNY, and CUNY.

Ann Burke Daly’s Spatio-temporal works consist of sculpture; video; sound; performative task-based actions; drawing; and objects (found, made, and altered). Her work mines the paradoxes of language and the unconscious; the terrain of the psyche. Contact the studio, here.


Ann Burke Daly Studio thanks these Institutions:

VCFA | MFA in Visual Art; Artist-In-Residence 2021 • Yale Women Faculty Forum; Art, Feminism, Dialogue panel with Professor Laura Wexler, and artist collective, 2021 • UCLM | Universidad De Castilla–LaMancha (ES); Facultad de Bellas Artes de Cuenca; Visiting Artist Conference, 2019, Half-Life: Ann Burke Daly Obra Reciente • Brumario (ES); Daly's 2019-2020 Half-Life is created in association with this Madrid cultural organization • Yaddo; Artist Residency, March–April 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Interdisciplinary Arts Grant and Residency 2017, Vassar College Frances Lehman Loeb Museum: Other People's Pictures, 2017 MASS MoCA ; Artist Residency 2016 Creative Capital; On Our Radar, 2016 + 2017Puffin Foundation; Grant 2016 American Academy in Rome; Visiting Artist 2015 • Fall Line Press; Collaborative Residency, 2018 • LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) + Creative Capital; Artists Summer Institute, 2015 • unFramed + Susan Stein Shiva Theater; Performance-Event Sponsors: Conversations & Specters, 2016 Women Make Movies; Fiscal Sponsor, NYSCA film and video competition 2019 • Roman Nvmerals Books; Published Volumes XVII + LVII, 2016, and Limited Edition Print 2017 Vassar College; Visiting Artist, Interdisciplinary Arts, 2017 + Art Faculty 1990–1995 CUNY, City University of New York; Visiting Faculty, 2015–2013 • Yale School of Art; M.F.A. 1990 • The Whitney Museum ISP; post-grad Studio Art Fellow 1993–1994. ABD Studio is also grateful to many individuals for  participation and dialogue.


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Photo Info:
Homepage Photo—Fragment for Installation—project HALF-LIFE (A Forensics of Plain Sight); Site Q, Quinones, 2019-current   ||||  Photo at Left: installation maquette for Restless Language, Restlessly Yours, 2021   ||||  Top Photo: Daly at MASS MoCA Studios, Artist Residency.

Installation sketch (detail) for Half-Life, 2020, Ann Burke Daly

Daly's Conversations and Specters, Sound and Video Projections on paired asychronous screens. Sound severed from video (detail)

Script: Franco is Still Dead (multi-channel sound and video installation)—by Daly (NY) and Álvaro Marcos, (musician-ES). Photo by Karl Rabe, AULA Performance Space, New York.

Half-Life, Site Porlier, Performance and Installation work, Ann Burke Daly (Photo by Equipo Maad, Madrid)

PROOF\testing, Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects, Ann Burke Daly

De\tour\1\2 (Anti-Monuments), Installation Fragment, Ann Burke Daly, 2011/2019

Sometimes Olympia Has Trouble Concentrating (The Study), from The Automaton Olympia's Cabinet of Curiosities, Found Furniture, Cast Wax, Steel Pins, Books. Installation, 1998,  Ann Burke Daly, NY, NY

Gallery Talk, Ann Burke Daly, 2017, Video and Soundscape Installation Script: Franco is Still Dead

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