Ann LePore

  
  • Associate Professor 3D Design and Animation
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Website: annlepore.com
  • Twitter: lepore_art

Ann LePore was raised in the garage under her father’s car and continued tinkering with analog video and kinetics in Western New York and later with computer driven electronics and animation in New York City.

A New Leonardo artist and Geraldine R Dodge Foundation grant recipient, Ann has exhibited at events such as Scope Miami, Digital Salon, the Free Biennial, and La Superette, in New York City and Internationally.

Recent projects include Metanoia, a three-story time-lapse projection of a chrysalis hatching on the outside of the Museo de las Casas Reales in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Upward Mobility, an instalaiton in Jersey City, NJ which turns two empty shipping containers into a boom box by day and a luminous triptych by night; Expanding Animation, an exhibition of animation and interactive work curated for the Pascal Gallery at Ramapo College; and Due North, a large-scale projected video in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin in Wisconsin.

A long-term subject of her work has been the landscape, that seemingly familiar American environment; verdant, endless yet with a subtext of historical and environmental contradiction. While she does use traditional forms such as printmaking and drawing; 3D computer animation, video, and programmed circuits are LePore's central mediums. These forms can seem obscure to the uninitiated, but her goal is to use narrative and emotive images to create contexts that draw viewers in, and allow them to ask questions.

Ann received her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She is currently Associate Professor of 3D Design and Animation at Ramapo College of New Jersey where she teaches Physical Computing, Basic Art and Technology and 200-400 levels of 3D Computer Animation.