Ann Marie Greenberg
Multimedia artist and educator with global environmental concerns working in Chicago.
Summer 2023 Mothers Milk Residency, Kansas
Summer 2023 In Cahoots Residency, California
Summer 2023 Recent Work show at Lula Cafe, Chicago
Spring 2022 56/Milwaukee, Group show Oliva Gallery Chicago
Summer 2021 Incahoots Residency, Petaluma, Ca
Spring 2021 Ephemera Highland Park Art Center
Spring 2021 Revision Show, Evanston Art Center
Summer 2020 Terrain/CNL ART IN PLACE Chicago, Participant
Winter 2019-2020 Field/Work Resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition
Fall 2019 Object Traces show with Teresa Getty at Rare Nest Gallery, Chicago
Summer 2019 Incahoots Press Residency, Petaluma, CA
Winter 2019 Women Empowerment Show, Gallery 1070, Chicago
Spring 2018 Recent Work show with John Upchurch at Rare Nest Gallery, Chicago
Spring 2018 Six Gallery Artists, Rare Nest Gallery, Chicago
Spring 2018 IHSAE Art Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago
Ann Marie Greenberg is an artist and educator based in Chicago, IL.
As a child, she was constantly drawing and making cards, hoping to one day work for the hometown company Hallmark. In her teens, her family moved from Kansas City, Missouri to Texas where she went to Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. After graduating from Kansas City Art Institute in 1990 with a BFA in Printmaking, Ann Marie worked in underserved communities in Newark, New Jersey. A few years later she moved to Chicago, got married to an extraordinary person and started a family. Ann Marie and her husband have three extremely loved children.
When volunteering in her childrens’ school lunchroom, Ann Marie took notice of the high volume of plastic waste generated by her community. As she watched plastic bags and containers get tossed without thought day after day, plastic became the center of her studio practice. She used plastic flowers to create prints in her series Forever Flowers. The non-life-cycle of plastic flowers ensures that they will never truly decompose, and they will go on living in landfills forever. As she continued her work with consumer plastics, she began her Our Lady of Perpetual Plastic project, creating faux-stained glass with plastics and plexiglass. Using the plastics as a base and as an inspiration, her work explores extending the materials life as art, creating beauty and joy with it.