Based in Brooklyn, Ann Lewis, otherwise known as the street artist gilf!, is one of NYC's most recognized conceptual activist artists. She creates public and gallery work that evoke thoughtfulness, while simultaneously motivating progressive change within communities. In early 2014 the artist garnered national media attention when she installed an oversized police tape banner that read ‘GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS’ at the former graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, New York. Later in 2014 she was commissioned by the NYC DOT to create a 68’ mural in DUMBO Brooklyn. Since receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin Madison, her work has been reviewed in Blouin Art Info, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Street Art, Huffington Post, among others. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and abroad including shows at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York, Seyhoun Gallery in Tehran, Iran, and The White House in Washington D. C. Through her participatory performance events, murals, public work, gallery installations, and curatorial projects she continues her dialog of mindful and constructive evolution.
exhibitions with SMOA
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