BA, Studio Art and Art History (double major), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1981.

MFA, Painting, American University, Washington, DC, 1985.

Post-graduate study, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, 1986 -1987.



Fulbright Grant (Painting), 1986-87.  

Annette Kade Fine Arts Fellowship,  1986-87.

David Lloyd Kreeger Award, 1985.  

Academic Fellowship,  American University, 1984-85.

The Art Prize,  University of Virginia, 1981.



IV International Textile Symposium,  Ružomberok, Slovakia, 1993.  

         Invitation to participate in two-week international artist residency program.

Unwoven Textile Technique International Symposium, Liberec, Czech Republic, 1992.     

         Invitation to participate in two-week international artist residency program.

III International Textile Symposium,  Ružomberok, Slovakia, 1992.

         Invitation to participate in two-week international artist residency program.





Drawing the Paint, Painting the Line

         Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia, 2015.

Studio Scenes: Easels, Drapery, Paintbrushes & Fruit

         Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, Maryland,  April 2015.

Luscious Fruit/ Hardcore Drapery  

         Washington Studio School, Washington, DC, 2015.

Recent Paintings

         LRC Gallery,  Charles County Community College,  La Plata,  Maryland, 1988.

Lyon Park Sunoco:  Paintings and Drawings of a Gas Station in Interior

         University of Virginia, Virginia, 1985.



50 Years: Honoring NOVA Art Faculty

       Ernst Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia, 2016.

3rd Annual Annandale Art Show

       Ernst Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia, 2015.

Union Arts on New York Avenue  

         Marlboro Gallery, Prince Georges Community College, Largo, Maryland, 2015.

20th Annual FOYB Members Show  

          Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, Glen Echo, Maryland, 2014.

45th Annual Treasury of Art Juried Show  

       Vienna Arts Society, Vienna Community Center, Vienna, Virginia, 2014.

2014 Annandale Art Show

       Ernst Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia, 2014.

Group 93: New Work

         Katzen Rotunda Gallery, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC, 2014.

Faculty/Staff Art Exhibition

         Ernst Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia, 2013.

Traditions and Alternatives in American Art  

       Argenteuil Galleries, Bemus Point,  New York, 1994.

Results from Symposia

         Artists’ Gathering (Umĕlecká  Beseda),  Bratislava, Slovakia, 1992.

Traditions and Alternatives in Realism

         Museum Without Walls International,  Bemus Point, New York, 1992.

Unwoven Textile Technique International Symposium

         North Bohemian Museum,  Liberec, Czech Republic, 1992.

III International Textile Symposium

         Liptovské Museum,  Ružomberok, Slovakia, 1992.

Washington Figurative Sculptors 1992

         Watkins Gallery,  American University, Washington, DC, 1992.

A Showcase of Arlington Art II

         Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia,  1992.  

Oxon Hill Manor 10th Annual Multi-Media Juried Art Show

         Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, 1992.

Faculty Show

         President’s House,  American University, Washington, DC,  1991.

Faculty Show

         Bentley House,  American University,  Washington, DC,  1990.

Faculty Show

         Watkins Gallery,  American University, Washington, DC,  1989.

Alumni Show

         Newcombe Hall,  University of Virginia,  Charlottesville,  Virginia,  1988.

In Celebration of Washington Artists

         The Progressive Club, Washington, DC, 1986.

Painting 85:  Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition

         Arlington Art Center,  Arlington, Virginia,  1985.

Recent Acquisitions

         Watkins Gallery,  American University,  Washington, DC, 1985.



Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia, January 2013 - present.

         Adjunct Professor: Drawing I, II, III, IV, and Painting I & II

American University, Washington, DC, July 1988 - December 1993.

         Adjunct Professor: Studio Experience, Fundamentals & Intermediate Drawing, Intermediate Painting

Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate Program, Washington, DC, April 1989 - March 1991.

         Instructor: Drawing With Pastel, Expressive Drawing, From Drawing To Watercolor

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, January 1989 - May 1989.

         Adjunct Professor: Elements of Drawing

National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, September - December 1988.

         Art Teacher - 8th grade art

Art League School, Alexandria, Virginia, October 1987 - December 1987.

         Instructor: Drawing and Watercolor Class for adults

National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, January 1986 - June 1986.

         Art and Art History Teacher - High school



Rounds, folds and shadows are among the ingredients of “Luscious Fruit/Hardcore Drapery,” Ann Schlesinger’s bold still-life show at Washington Studio School. The pears, limes and cherries are brightly hued and voluptuously modeled, and rendered in styles that range from impressionism to futurism. The creased fabrics appear geometric and architectural, sometimes in a way that resembles Soviet constructivism. The local artist combines these various approaches in single picture, juxtaposing sketchy line work and saturated blocks of color. There may not be an infinite number of ways to look at such familiar subjects as apples and tablecloths, but Schlesinger doesn’t seem to be running out of views.

by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post - March 27, 2015


3rd International Textile Symposium

Symposium, Catalogue, and Exhibition Concept

L'ubomíra Slušná

Bratislava, 1992


"Art by Alumni"

University of Virginia Alumni News

Charlottesville, 1989