Ann Hirsch

Private Residence

March 23 – April 29
Opening reception: March 23, 7–9pm



170320_6426
170320_6406
170320_6421
170320_6438
170320_6446
170320_6442
170320_6475
170320_6468
170320_6456
170320_6462
170320_6508
170320_6483
170320_6496
170320_6503

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017

Ann Hirsch. Francis, 2017. Fabric marker on velvet, 54 x 100 inches

Ann Hirsch. Francis, 2017. Fabric marker on velvet, 54 x 100 inches (detail)

Ann Hirsch. Jean, 2017. Fabric marker on velvet, 49 x 102 inches

Ann Hirsch. Jean, 2017. Fabric marker on velvet, 49 x 102 inches (detail)

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017 (detail)

Ann Hirsch. Tish, 2017. Fabric marker on velvet, 40 x 98 inches

Ann Hirsch. Tish, 2017. Fabric marker on velvet, 40 x 98 inches (detail)

Ann Hirsch: Private Residence, Installation view, Steve Turner, March 2017 (detail)

170320_6426 thumbnail
170320_6406 thumbnail
170320_6421 thumbnail
170320_6438 thumbnail
170320_6446 thumbnail
170320_6442 thumbnail
170320_6475 thumbnail
170320_6468 thumbnail
170320_6456 thumbnail
170320_6462 thumbnail
170320_6508 thumbnail
170320_6483 thumbnail
170320_6496 thumbnail
170320_6503 thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Private Residence, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based Ann Hirsch. The artist will present three large-scale drawings, each of which reimagines a nude from the art historical canon originally intended, not for public display, but rather, for more prurient use in a private residence. The works sourced—Titian’s Venus of Urbino (1538), Goya’s La Maja Desnuda (1797-1800), and Ingres’ Grande Odalisque (1814)—are, in Hirsch’s updated versions, titled using diminutive versions of the artists’ names: Tish, Francis, and Jean. Through her surreal, boldly colored rendering of the human form on non-traditional surfaces (velvet, crushed velvet, and vinyl), Hirsch minimizes the erotic appeal of the subjects in order to elicit alternative reactions.

Ann Hirsch earned a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis and an MFA from Syracuse University. She has had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston; American Medium, Brooklyn; Smart Objects, Los Angeles and was awarded a Rhizome commission for Playground, her two-person play that debuted at the New Museum, New York. At the 2017 edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary, she had a solo booth with Steve Turner presenting Genies and Annies.

Born 1985
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

MFA Video Art, Syracuse University, New York
BFA Sculpture, magna cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2017
Private Residence, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Genies and Annies, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, (with Steve Turner)

2016
Title TBD, American Medium, Brooklyn
Ann Hirsch, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston

2015
Dr Guttman’s Office, 
Smart Objects, Los Angeles
Horny Lil Feminist, New Museum’s First Look, New York
Playground, JOAN, Los Angeles

2014
Playground, 
South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College, London
Muffy, American Medium, New York

2013
And Lore (
w/ Jennifer Chan), Arcadia Missa, London
Playground, New Museum, New York

2011
Scandalishious: Behind the Camwhore, 
Walker Space, New York
The Betweeners (with Ian Wojtowicz), Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal

2010
Performing Reality, a ten-day performance as a contestant on the set of the VH1 dating show Frank the Entertainer…in a Basement Affair

2008
THE SCANDALISHIOUS PROJECT, 18-month viral YouTube performance

Group Exhibitions

2016
Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection, London
Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2015
White House, Black Market, Kimberly Klark Gallery, Queens
The Real World, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
Soft Machines, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens
Free Parking, a kind of symbiosis i will never understand, St. Louis
Body2Body, Global Committee, New York
third.wav, University of Minnesota Quarter Gallery, Minnesota
Our House in the Middle of Your Street, Vilma Gold, London
Body Anxiety, BodyAnxiety.com, New York
Thanks to Apple, Amazon, and the Mall, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
WWWEST, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York

2014
Soft Machines, Impakt Festival, Utrecht
Step and Repeat, MOCA, Los Angeles
New Romantics, Performance, Eyebeam, New York
SALT: Damage Camouflage, 3236rls, London
Daughter of the Bad Girls, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Post-Net. Pre-Cyborg?, Seton Gallery, Connecticut

2013
Performa 13 After Hours, New York
Experimenta, City Village, video program, Australia
Dark Markets, Central Utah Artist’s Center, Salt Lake City
Lights, Interstate Projects, New York
Hard Ware Soft CoreTeam Titanic, Berlin
Hymns for Mr. Suzuki, Abrons Center, New York
gURLs, Transfer Gallery, New York
Uncanny Visions, Aux Space at Vox Populi, Philadelphia
It’s about you and me, Abc No Rio in Exile, New York
AMN, American Medium,  americanmedium.tv, ONLINE
Mad-Lib[rary], Independent Curators International, New York
Art Broadcasting, Franklin Street Works, Stanford
Honestly, American Medium, New York
Company Safety, Silvershed, New York

2012
Streamlines, Kansas Gallery, New York
Prrrrsona, Little Berlin,  Philadelphia
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Higher Pictures, New York
Body Manipulations, The Lab, San Francisco
Deconstructing the Habit, Spattered Columns, New York
Just a Girl, Microscope Gallery, New York
Momenta Art Benefit, Momenta, New York
It Must Have Been Love, Grace Exhibition Space,  New York
BCC, Stadium, New York
Dead Letter Office Hours, Independent Curators International, New York
Deep Psychological Phenomenon, Grace Exhibition Space, New York
Documentary Fiction, Central Utah Artist’s Center, Ephraim
Why Participate?, Flux Factory, New York
Like: A Performance Series, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York

Bibliography

2015
Jansen, Char. Shame, Narcissism, and Online Empathy: Ann Hirsch’s Multiple Selves. ArtSlant, November
Diehl, Travis. Critics’ Picks, Los Angeles. ArtForum, November
Ballard, Thea. Messy Networks: Tactical Visibility in Ann Hirsch’s ‘horny lil feminist’, Modern Painters, October
Fateman, Johanna. Women on the Verge: Art, Feminism, and Social Media, ArtForum, April

2014
Quaintance, Morgan. Performance Reviews: Ann Hirsch Playground, Art Monthly, September
Shen Goodman, Matthew. Verbatim: Ann Hirsch, Art in America, June 25th
Galperina, Marina. Artist’s Notebook: Ann Hirsch, AnimalNewYork.com, April 28th
Davies-Crook, Susanna. Is the Net Gendered? Sleek Magazine, Spring Issue

2013
Schildhause, Chloe. Ann Hirsch, Flaunt Magazine, December issue
Alvarez, Ana Cecilia. Ann Hirsch talks to Jason Biddies, TopicalCream.info
Shannon, Thor. Interview with Ann Hirsch, Out of Order Magazine, volume 3
Alcorn, Stan. An E-Brook That Tells the Story of Adolescent Sexuality, FastCoexist.com, December 10th
Bess, Gabby. Performance Artists Ann Hirsch and Nate Hill, Papermag.com, November
Stoeffel, Kat. Artist Ann Hirsch Recreates AOL Cybersex, NYmag.com, November 15th
Indrisek, Scott. Ann Hirsch Turns 90s Web Chat into Performance Art, BlackBookMag.com, October 9th
Fateman, Johanna. Ann Hirsch 500 words, Artforum.com, October 1st
Weigel, Moira. Portrait of the internet as a young girl, Rhizome.org, September 30th
Johnson, Paddy. Brooklyn Art Stars, L Magazine, March 13th

2012
Cadence, Kinsey. Becoming Camwhore, Becoming Pizza, Mute magazine, November 8th
Russel, Legacy. Twitter Chatter with @TheNewAnnHirsch, BOMBLOG, May 15th
Archey, Karen. Artist Profile: Ann Hirsch, Rhizome.org, March 7th
Nir, Sarah Maslin. Fixations in Abundance, The New York Times, January 6th

2011
Tayler, Felicity, Conjectural Connectivity, Skol Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, April-May

2010
Juzwiak, Rich. The Celebreality Interview: Annie, blog.vh1.com, February 26th
Juzwiak, Rich. Annie Unmasked, blog.vh1.com, January 25th
Riley, Duncan. YouTube Stars:
Riley, Duncan. Caroline dances to Depeche Mode, Inquisitr.com, January 14th

2009
Hall, John Matthew. The Life Browser: Hipsterism, The Independent, UK and independent.co.uk, November 3rd
Lomrantz, Tracey. How to Dress like a Hipster in a Few Simple Steps: (Hint, Start with Irony), Glamour.com, November 3rd

2008
Stopera, Matt. Caroline the Hipster, Buzzfeed.com, November 1st
Moran, Corey. If I were Tavi I’d Slap this Bitch! Fashionindie.com, October 31st
Carles. What Alternative People will be like in 2k12, Hipsterrunoff.com, Sept 9th

Publications

2014
Twelve, e-book in the form of an app for iPad, (currently censored from iTunes Store), Klaus Von Nichtssagend
Gallery e-books

2012
How to Download a Boyfriend, Badlands Unlimited e-book

2011
Women, Sexuality and the Internet, pooool.info, June issue

2010
Reality Bites, Bust Magazine, Aug/Sept issue
Shaming Famewhores Part III: And the Winning Famewhore is…, Bust.com, March 29th
Shaming Famewhores Part II: On Being a Failed Famewhore, Bust.com, February 22nd
Shaming Famewhores Part I: On Becoming a Famewhore, Bust.com, January 24th