Ann Burke Daly is an Interdisciplinary Artist, whose time-based installation artwork has appeared in Artforum, Artpress International, The Los Angeles Times, Cabinet Magazine, PAJ/Performing Arts Journal, and El Pais. Ann earned an MFA from the Yale School of Art, Painting Program, and is an alum of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, in Studio Art. They have exhibited internationally including George Eastman Museum, The Alternative Museum, Lombard-Freid Gallery, White Columns, Exit Art, The Drawing Center, Linda Kirkland Gallery, Trial Balloon (NY); LAMAG (CA); LaCentrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montreal); Uppsala KonstMuseum (Sweden); Centre Pompidou (Paris); Akademie der Kunste (Berlin); Museum fur Neue Kunst-ZKM (Karlsrühe). 

In 2022 Ann received a NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Pandemic Grant; a Porter Fund Prize from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and a Millay Core Residency Award for Mapping Vapours; and a Puffin Foundation Visual Art Grant for Restless Language, Restlessly Yours, an installation artwork. In 2021 Ann was the  Artist-in-Residence at VCFA in the Visual Arts MFA Program, and in 2018, was at YADDO for a Visual Artist Residency. In 2019 their work was the focus of a conference and screening at Universidad De Castilla–LaMancha, Spain, Half-Life: Recent Multidisciplinary Works by Ann Burke Daly. The project Half-Life: a Forensics of Plain Sight, was a culture feature in El Pais,"Inch by Inch Against Oblivion...,"  also in 2019. Ann was awarded a 2016 Artist Residency at MASS MoCA Studios, returning in 2017, and was a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome in 2015. Their  awards include an Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, John Anson Kittredge grant (Harvard University), and a John Michael Kohler Center Arts/Industry Program Award. They were a finalist in 2019 for the Virginia Humanities Fellowship for Restless Language, Restlessly Yours. Their artists' books —  Drafts: Letters Unsent, and Box of Fiction — were published by Roman Nvmerals Books, Brooklyn, NY. They taught at Vassar College (1990-95) and CUNY (2013-2015), and have work in public collections including MoCP (Chicago, IL), the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), MassArt Rare Book Collection (Boston, MA), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas Watson Collection (New York, NY).

Ann Burke Daly’s Spatio-temporal practice includes sculpture; video; sound; performative task-based actions; drawing; writing; scripted spoken narrations; research; and objects (found, made, and altered). Their work mines the paradoxes of language and the unconscious; the vagaries of memory and perception; gender and subjectivity; unseen histories; the terrain of the psyche. Ann is currently at work on a new project which is a meditation on the lived experience of invisible chronic illness, shifting identiity, and disability via narrative fragments, and autobiography. Contact the studio, here.


Thanks go to these Institutions:

NYSCA/NYFA; Artists with Disabilities Pandemic Grant 2022 • Berkshire Taconic Foundation; Martha Boschen Porter Fund Prize • Puffin Foundation; Visual Art Grant 2022 • Yale Women Faculty Forum; Art, Feminism, Dialogue panel with Professor Laura Wexler, 2021 • VCFA; Artist-In-Residence, 2021 • Wesleyan University; Visiting Artist, 2020 • UCLM  Universidad De Castilla–LaMancha (ES); Visiting Artist Conference, 2019, Half-Life: Ann Burke Daly Obra Reciente • Brumario (ES); Half-Life created in association with this Madrid cultural organization • YADDO; Visual Artist Residency, 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Interdisciplinary Arts Grant, 2017 Loeb Museum: Other People's Pictures, 2017 MASS MoCA ; Artist Residency 2016 Creative Capital; On Our Radar, 2016 and 2017Puffin Foundation; Arts Grant 2016 American Academy in Rome; Visiting Artist 2015 • 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 2019 • Roman Nvmerals Books; Published Volumes XVII + LVII, 2016 Vassar College; Art Faculty 1990–1995 CUNY, City University of New York; Visiting Faculty, 2013–2015 • Yale School of Art; MFA 1990 • The Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program (ISP); Fellow, Studio Art, 1993–1994. ABD Studio is also grateful to many individuals for participation and dialogue.


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Top of Page: Ann Burke Daly at Millay Arts Studio, Artist Residency. 2023, with "Day Drawings," part of the current project Mapping Vapours (2022-ongoing).

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