About Ann


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 joined the faculty at the  University of California, Davis, in 2003.  She retired as Full Professor  of Design in 2014, and she currently works as a full time studio  artist. 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.

This Site

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.  


Ann has much experience and can be viewed on her resume, which is available upon request.