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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Ann Trondson

Artist, Curator, Co-Director Vinegar
Toledo OH 43551 United States
Website: Ann Trondson Website: Vinegar


Ann Trondson is a Toledo, Ohio-based multidisciplinary artist. Each of her rigorously crafted, large scale projects investigate how our seemingly mundane desires can become something to behold, reconsider, complicate, and subvert as it relates to our own personal subjectivity and memory.  She has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions  including Neon Heater, Findlay, OH (2023), Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL (2023), C for Courtside, Knoxville, TN (2019); Salon 94, New York, NY (2014); Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY (2014); College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI (2013); MAK Center of Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (2012); and Palm Spring Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA (2010). She has participated in artist residencies at Banff Arts Centre, Banff, Canada; Terra Summer Residency, Giverny, France; and the Guesthaus Residency, Los Angeles, CA; and received her MFA from the University of Southern California and currently is the Co-Director of Vinegar, an artist-run, women-led nonprofit in Birmingham, AL that champions and exhibits artists who work in emerging and experimental art forms that push the boundaries of its medium. Vinegar opened its first permanent exhibition space, Vinegar Contemporary, in 2020.

Artist Statement

Ann Trondson (°1976, Murfreesboro, United States) makes videos, photos, performances and conceptual artworks. By combining the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, Trondson absorbs the constant barrage of synchronicities and moments that are a part of daily life and uses that force in her artistic practice. By contemplating our experiences and thinking of the past, present, and future in more fluid terms, those moments become an act of meditation and mediation. Trondson thinks of art and art-making as a state of consciousness.  In John Berger seminal text “Ways of Seeing” he states, “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled,” Trondson explores this notion as her ideas and projects continually evolve over the years and become the NOW, the never-ending present moment again and again.

Her works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric elements. By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, she wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of added component. When art is happening now and is happening all the time, the spectator is able to be within the work or complete the artwork. Ann Trondson currently lives and works in Toledo, Ohio.


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