Currently residing in Seattle, Ann-Marie Stillion grew up in California. Coming of age during the sixties meant being influenced by important west coast artists like abstract expressionist and conceptual artist Robert Irwin as well as James Turrell and historic photographers Edward Weston and Imogene Cunningham, for example. She graduated with a BFA in comparative literature from Northern Arizona University in Arizona and studied art at the Academy of Art College, California College of Arts and Crafts, Laney College and others.

From 2005 to 2010, she created three photographic portfolios: Asian Guys Hair, Churn, and Eva Washington. These series are documentary in nature with Stillion’s stylized use of color and approach. AGH is a series of street studios set up in Chinatown; Churn came from interviews and sittings with tech sector workers; “Eva Washington: sweet are the uses of adversity,” is a project that combined photographs, film, and audio to examine and share the story of a 76-year-old woman living alone on the streets of Seattle.

Since 2013, the artist has become interested in the human story as told by the body itself which began with The Female Gaze, a photographic edition, and installation, an overview of which can be found on instagram @annmariestillion. During the pandemic, she expanded her art practice to include historic photo processes and began to explore artist bookmaking as well as textual performance to express the personal and political nature and sources of her work.

Currently, Ann-Marie Stillion is preparing a 2023 solo exhibit for CORE in Seattle, a gallery collective. The working title, “Manhood,” will be a combination of large-scale photo works, intimate analogue pieces and to include a monologue performance “Love, Death, and Art.”



Artist Ann-Marie Stillion

Contact Ann-Marie Stillion

You can reach me 206-852-3251.

Follow me on instagram @annmariestillion.

Visit my studio by appointment at Equinox Studios, 6555 5th Ave S, #305, Seattle, 98108.