Ann Hirsch integrates figurative and architectural components by drawing on time-honored approaches. Hirsch’s work is grounded in the body, movement, and traditional sculpture technique. She finds ways to combine historical modes with contemporary forms of expression. Her work is driven by a strong interest in ‘theater' as the public presentation and meaningful organization of symbol, figure, and space and by the integration of historical modalities with contemporary practices and perspectives.
Hirsch earned a B.A. in Art History at Columbia University and Master’s degrees from New York University and the New York Academy of Art. She is the recipient of grants from the Mellon Trust of New England and the Prince of Wales Foundation. She teaches undergraduate sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and Lesley University and has shows in New York and Massachusetts. She has completed commissions in bronze for private schools in Ohio and Massachusetts and was named a finalist in the international competition for a sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe in Boston. Her work is also in the collections of Concordia College (Bronxville, NY), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), and the Montauk Lighthouse Museum (Long Island, NY). She was most recently awarded a commission to create a public artwork at Boston’s City Hall Plaza dedicated to the legacy of the human rights activist, national mentorship leader, and champion basketball player, Bill Russell.
Above information is current as of November 2014.