Ann Trusty studied fine art at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Kansas. In 1980 she moved to Garrison, NY and a studio in the former train station overlooking the Hudson River where she continued to develop and show her work for ten years.
She has exhibited her work in one and two-person exhibitions at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Fine Art, St. Joseph, MO; the Louise Jones Brown Gallery at Duke University; the Westchester Gallery at the State University of New York, White Plains; the Hemisphere Club, Rockefeller Center, NY’ and the Alice and Hamilton Fish Library Gallery, Garrison, NY. In addition, her work has been included in juried and group exhibitions at the Museum of San Diego History; the Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul, Turkey’ the Turkish American Society, Ankara, Turkey” the Union des Maisons des Metiers ‘’Art Francais, Paris, France’ the Musee de l’Impression sure Etoffes, Mulhouse, France’ the Musee-Chateau d’Annecy, Annecy, France’ the Musee des Beaux Arts, Angers, France’ the Galerie des Tanneurs, Tours, France; and the Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY.
Ms. Trusty’s work has received the Merit Award from the American Craft Awards, New York, NY and has been featured in Decorative Design (Gakken Art Books, Tokyo, Japan). Her work was reviewed by the New York Times (Patricia Malarcher, Sunday, June 14th, ’92): “The distinctive character of Ms. Trusty’s work lies in her fresh, energetic compositions…she creates abstract color fields enlivened by scraps of cloth that dance, fly and dynamically explode across the surfaces.”