Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Ann Hirsch

“I am a Boston-based public artist. I often use the human form to engage the public in narratives that are accessible, interactive and inclusive. My goal is to enliven the viewer’s relationship to a sculpture by seeking out unexpected narrative devices. My studio practice has developed from a focus on primarily sculptural works to include scaled down explorations of space, especially as containers for storytelling. These investigations have fed back into my approach to public art.”

Ann Hirsch gained wide recognition with her permanent artwork dedicated to the legacy of the human rights activist, mentorship leader and legendary basketball champion Bill Russell for the Plaza of Boston City Hall. The Bill Russell Legacy Project is both a commemorative work and an interactive, educational landscape that engages people of all ages. Ann has completed numerous other public and private commissions across the country. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and is a graduate of the New York Academy of Art, New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Barnard College, Columbia University.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ann
Job Title/Position: 
Artist
Physical Address: 
6 Vernon St., #314
Somerville, MA 02145

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State
National

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
College-Age
Adults