Ann McIntyre lives and works in Dallas, Texas, where she graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts with a BFA in Studio Art/Ceramics. She attributes her passion for art and aesthetics to her move to Tokyo, Japan at age 17. After graduating from high school in Tokyo, she apprenticed under master porcelain ceramicist Koichi Takita in Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima-ken Japan. Upon returning to the US, she studied ikebana and became an instructor in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana of Tokyo, which she continues to practice and teach.
After 20+ years as a Strategic Account Executive in the information technology space, her inner muse insisted she return to creative life. For the last 5 years, she has focused on her art exclusively, including studying in the Dallas County Community College District at Brookhaven College of the Arts and Cedar Valley College, where she studied under Linda Ridgway for five (5) years
In January, 2018, had a one woman show at Art7 Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas as a result of winning “Best in Show” award at the legendary Art in the Metroplex show, judged by Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator of the Grace Museum. Earlier In 2017, she received the 2nd Place Award at the Artspace III Regional Competition, judged by Shirley Reece-Hughes of the Amon Carter Museum. Other juried shows in 2017 included “Open Spaces” (Nancy Cohen Israel, juror), and “Printmatters” in Houston, Texas.
She completed her first gallery show at JM Gallery in the Arts District of Dallas in January 2016. Also in 2016, Susan Lecky, Curator, selected her work for “Women in Print” at the Bath House Cultural center and she exhibited work at Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas in May-June of 2016. In July 2016, her work was chosen for the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist’s Coalition “Color” show, with artist choices made by Lilian Tone of MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, NYC). She was included in these additional juried shows in 2016: Plano Art Association, Texas Visual Art Association, and the Dallas County Community College Founders Foyer Exhibition.
She was selected to be in “New Texas Talent” in 2014 (Andrea Karnes of the Fort Worth Modern Museum, juror).