"And what is art... except a way to express
ourselves when our thoughts and feelings
catch in our throats and fail to transfer
into a sound that is heard."
~ Ann Dergara
The enthusiasm with which Ann Dergara approaches
her art is a lifelong passion. Born to Norwegian-
German parents who recognized and nurtured her
creative abilities, the Greenville, South Carolina
native sold her first painting five years prior to
beginning her formal education at Georgia State
University. In 1978, a printmaking course at Atlanta
College of Art led her to Dick Williams and the
innovative and contemporary Odyssey Studio. The
artist pursued the etching and the collagraph, later
the serigraph, and in 1990 began monoprinting.
Her mastery of the art of print making is described
as remarkable. Yet painting remains Dergara’s first
love, and a vibrant testament to her profound talent.
Santiago Leon of ARTEFINO speaks for many admirers
that Ann’s work is typical of an artist assured
of her own talent; it is unconstrained, blending
great skill and maturity with the free spirit of
a child.

Dergara is intent on achieving the original, the
unique, the different - but only as it celebrates what
is positive and beautiful. Her brilliant use of color
expresses her passionate respect for the harmony
of nature - a recurring theme in a body of work that
brings her growing, international acclaim.

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Southeastern Center for the Arts

Professional Activities

1964  New York - Engraving Curator
1967-69  Lompoc, CA - Painting Instructor
1969  California - Designed and executed 10 murals at the Vanderberg AFB Hospital
1970  Began the Fine Art Program for Cobb County Board of Education
1972-73  Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Clearwater, FL - Painting instructor
1974-77  Cobb County Adult Education Program - Painting instructor
1978  Full time painter, printer and publisher
1982  Created L'arc En Ciel Editions

Exhibitions (partial listing)

1979  The Gallerie Kloster Muchle, Oldenberg, West Germany
Kinsrhalle-Bremehaven, West Germany
German Senate Hall, Bonn West Germany
Marietta Fine Art Center, Marietta, GA
1972  Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Clearwater, FL
1980  Krakins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1981  R.J.K. Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1982  Gallery Sanguine, LaRochelle, France
Georgia Artists Show, Callanwolde, Atlanta, GA
Ruzzoli's- Omni International, Atlanta, GA
"Salute to Women in the Arts" Atlanta, GA
1983  Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Laguana Gloria, Austin, Texas
1983-1990  New York International Exposition
1979-1983  Atlanta's Arts Festival
1984  20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA
1985  FICA, Paris, France
1986-87  Reiss Gallery, Denver, CO
1988  Yosumi, Tokyo, Japan
1990  Art Expo, Los Angelas, CA
1990-2003  Abstein Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991  Artefino Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1993  Musse de Montaut, Chalosse, France
1983-2003  Art Expo, New York, NY
1997  Monothon at College of Sante Fe, NM
High Museum of Art, Studio Tour, Atlanta, GA
2001-2003  Mixed Emotions, Houston, Texas
2004  Otpecharki/Prints, Russia
2005-  Watson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Motion Pictures                                                 Television

Raw Deal                                                          L.A.Law
Loose Cannons                                                  General Hospital

Collections (partial listing)

Lucine Amara, New York, NY
Ms. Inge' Wollenstak, Fruedenstadt, Germany
American Embassy, Pretoria', South Africa
Coronet Carpet Corp., Dalton, GA
Hertz Corp., New York, NY
Mattel Electronics, New York, NY
Phillip Morris Collection
Gulf Oil Corp., Houston, Texas
U.S. Embassy, Lome, Togo, Africa
NationsBank, NC, GA, & FL
Cox Communications, Atlanta, GA
Diamond International Corp., Cincinnati, OH
United Airlines, Chicago, IL
IBM Corp., New York, NY
American Airlines, Dallas, TX
Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA

Published BY

Fidelity, Los Angelas, CA                                         Bruce McGaw Graphics, New York,
RosenBaum Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL                  Twin Willows Studio LLC, Brevard, NC
Impress Graphics, Connecticut                                 Slamaker Fine Art, Chicago, IL
Editions Limited, San Francisco, CA


Karelia Museum, Russia
Marietta-Cobb Museum, Marietta, GA
Musee'de Montaut, Chalosse, France

Galleries (partial listing)

Galleria 55, Mexico City, Mexico
Gallery Sanguine, LaRochelle, France
Liberty Art, Stockholm, Swedan
Shorewood, Tokyo, Japan
Nan Miller, Rochester, NY
Watson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Mixed Emotions Houston, TX
Soho-Myriad, Atlanta, GA
Wyndey Moorehead, New Orleans, LA
Billy Horke, Chicago, IL
Indigo Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO
Red Wolf Gallery, Brevard, NC