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Ann Lewis

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Based in Brooklyn, Ann Lewis, otherwise known as the street artist g ilf! , is one of NYC's most recognized conceptual activist artists. She creates public and gallery work that evoke thoughtfulness, while simultaneously motivating progressive change within communities. In early 2014 the artist garnered national media attention when she installed an oversized police tape banner that read ‘GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS’  at the former graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, New York. Since receiv ing her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin Madison, her work has been reviewed in Blouin Art Info, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, Brooklyn Street Art, Wooster Collective, and Juxtapoz Magazine. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and abroad including shows at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York, Seyhoun Gallery in Tehran, Iran, and Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Through her participatory performance events, murals, uncomissioned street work, gallery installations, and curatorial projects she continues her dialog of mindful and constructive evolution.