Wilderness Mind: Dissolving Duality


Ann Isolde is a visual artist whose paintings, drawings and handmade books focus on inner and outer landscapes as well as environmental issues. Her work has been shown in Southern California during the past 30 years. Isolde earned a B.A. from Knox College in 1966 and an M.F.A. from the University of Colorado in 1969. She has been involved in the feminist art movement since 1974 when she became of a member of Front Range women in the Visual Arts in Boulder, Colorado. Her studies continued during the mid-1970s at the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman's Building in Los Angeles and led to the facilitation of the “Heritage Floor” research for The Dinner Party project conceived by Judy Chicago.

Since 1985, Isolde has maintained her connection to the feminist art movement through active participation in the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, serving as President, Program Committee Chair and Artists’ Registry Coordinator. She received honors from the Pacific Region Women’s Caucus for Art for outstanding contributions to her chapter. She also had a full-time arts administration career for 25 years at such institutions as UCLA Extension, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, COY Design and the Getty Research Institute.