Ann Hambidge snakeAnn Rowles lives in Atlanta, GA, where she maintains a studio at the B-Complex. She has exhibited widely in the USA, as well as in Korea, Hungary, and New Zealand. Her work is in the collections of The William King Regional Art Center in Abingdon (VA), and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee (NC). Grants and awards include the North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship, the Triangle Arts Award (Durham, NC) and the Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council. Residencies include the Hambidge Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Rowles received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Central University, Durham Technical Community College, and Western Carolina University.

Active in the Women’s Art Movement since the 1980s, she has been a National Affiliate member of SOHO20 since 1992. Rowles is the co-founder of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia and has been on the National WCA Board of Directors since 2004. She previously served in multiple positions on the Board of Directors of Center/Gallery (Carrboro, NC), the Durham Art Guild (NC) and Tri State Sculptors Educational Association, (NC/SC/VA) and was a mentor in the ArtShare program of the Youth Art Connection and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.


“My work investigates the human body as it intersects with culture, history, and psyche. I am especially interested in fat, aging, and otherwise culturally despised bodies. The material substance of the body intrigues me: skin, flesh and bones, systems and processes, organs and vessels.” — Ann Rowles