Ann Savageau is an environmental artist who creates mixed-media sculpture and installations. Her work deals with the natural world, human culture, and their intersection. Her current interests include global warming and environmental destruction; consumer culture and wasteful consumption; and artistic transformations of waste. Ann’s Stanford anthropological training, her interest in the natural world, and the many places she has lived are reflected in her art.
Ann received her A.B. from Stanford University, and her M.F.A. from Wayne State University. She taught at the University of Michigan Residential College from 1978-2002, and she currently is an Associate Professor of Design at University of California Davis. She teaches courses in sustainable design and in textiles.
Ann has exhibited her work in over 70 exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. She has given numerous lectures and workshops and has juried many exhibitions.
The following sections present a sampling of Ann’s creative work since 1983. It includes a section featuring a special memorial exhibition for Ann’s son Patrick Savageau, a passionate rock climber who died in 2000 at the age of 20.