Annette Isham

Annette Isham lives and works in Washington, D.C.


  • B.A., Studio Art, Minor in Art History, University of Richmond, VA                                      
  • M.F.A., Studio Art, Sculpture and Extended Media, American University, Washington D.C.                

Solo and Group Exhibitions 

  • 2014    America’s Man, with Camden Place, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
  • Off the Wall, George Mason University, School of Art, Fairfax, VA
  • Woman and Landscape (Solo), Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC
  • Gawker, with Zac Willis Harford Community College, Westminster, MD
  • 2013    Bathroom Whispers, with Zac Willis, AQUA Miami, Hamiltonian Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Jane, Miami Select, International Visions Gallery, Miami FL
  • The Intentional Quarterly, Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC                                                              
  • Beach Whispers, with Zac Willis, SUPERNOVA, Artistphere, Arlington VA                         
  • Social Studies, (Solo) Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC                                               
  • Fellows Converge: Obstructions, Katzen Museum, Washington, DC                                                                   
  • 2012    Fascinated By, Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC                                                                 
  • Long Island City Horror Film Festival, 5Pointz & Local Project Art Space, Long Island, NY                            
  • Call & Collect 2012, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC                                                                 
  • (e)merge Art Fair with Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC                                                          
  • Bathroom Whispers, with Zac Willis, (e)merge Art Fair, Contemporary Wing, Washington, DC                                                                                                                         
  • new.(now.), Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC                                                                                  
  • Dialogues, (focused show) Intl Vision Gallery, Washington, DC                                                                               
  • Fifteen, Intl Visions Gallery, Washington, DC                                                                                                  
  • Collision 17, AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media, Boston, MA                                                    
  • Kairos Interruptus Film Festival, Vaudeville Park, New York, NY                                                                                      
  • 2011    Man As Object, Reversing the Gaze, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA                   
  • Crown Heights Film Festival, 5 Myles Gallery, New York, NY                                                                      
  • Condition X, Westside Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                           
  • SHOWDOWN, Hart-Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC                                                                      
  • 2010    WIP  Creative Review, Artisphere, Arlington, VA                                                                                                            
  • The Big Light Show, Anderson Ranch Gallery, Snowmass, CO                                                                              
  • Reach, (solo) with Andy Holtin, Fowler-Kellog Art-Center, Chautauqua Inst, Chautauqua, NY               
  • Composites, Katzen Museum, Washington, D.C.                                                                                                
  • WAMM Media Festival, Senator Theater, Baltimore, MD                                                                     
  • 2009    Inlight Richmond 2009, Art Turned On, with Andy Holtin, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • (P)REVIEW,  Katzen Museum, Washington D.C.                                                                                
  • 2008    1st Friday, Space One Eleven Gallery, Birmingham, AL                                                                                   
  • Equinox, Teasing the Goddess Fashion Show, Mathew Gallery, Birmingham, AL                                             
  • 2006    Modlin Arts Center Museum, Richmond, VA                                                                                            
  • 2005    !NO TOCA!, Article 26 Gallery,  Barcelona, Spain     


  • 2013    Centerfold Artist,, Columnist/ Producer
  • 2012    Hamiltonian Artists Gallery Fellowship, Washington, DC
  • 2011    School of Visual Arts Summer Residency, New York, NY                                                                   
  • 2010    The Catharina Baart Biddle Art Award
  • 2009    Babs Van Swearingen Scholarship Award
  • Serge Sacknoff Memorial Sculpture Scholarship Award
  • 2008    Merit Scholarship Award
  • 2006    University of Richmond Symposium Grant, University of Richmond Art and Art History Dept.

Publications and Reviews

  • Washington Post, Centerfold Artist, “Gallery Opening of the Week” by Michael O’Sullivan March 28th 2014
  • Washington Post, Centerfold Artist, “The best bets for the spring season” by Michael O’Sullivan, Jan 31 2014
  • Washington City Paper, “Woman and Landscape” and “ From and Eighth to a Key” by Kristin Capps, Jan 24, 2014
  •, Interview: Annette Isham, "Woman and Landscape" by Eames Armstrong, Jan 27th, 2014
  • Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Authority, “Uneven but Satisfying: Aqua Art Fair” By Cara Ober, Dec, 9th 2013
  • The Washington Post, “Social Studies: Jerry Truong Annette Isham” By Michael O’Sullivan Feb 22, 2013
  • The Washington Post, “new.(now.)” by Mark Jenkins, September 10th, 2012
  • Man as Object, Reversing the Gaze Catalogue, by Tanya Augsburg, Ph.D. and Karen Gutfreund, Nov 5th, 2011
  • The Chautauquan Daily, “Reach Allows Viewer Interaction Through Touch”, June 6th, 2010                    
  • The Eagle, “Masters of Art: Graduates Reflect on Becoming Artist” May 18th, 2010   

Public Lectures

  • 2013       Visiting Lecturer, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Artist Talk, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, D.C
  • Artist Talk, Katzen Arts Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • 2012       Artist Talk, International Visions, Washington, D.C.
  • 2011       Artist Talk, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Artist Talk, Hart-Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • 2010       Artist Talk, Artisphere WIP Gallery, Arlington, VA 
  • Panel Host- “Mixed Messages”, International Visions, D.C.
  • 2006       Artist Talk, Modlin Arts Center Museum, Richmond, VA

Professional and Curatorial Experience

  • 2014    Centerfold Artist, Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2013-present    Adjunct Professor, 2-D and extended media, George Mason University
  • 2008-present    Art Preparator, Katzen Musuem, Washington, D.C.
  • 2010-2013    Adjunct Professor, 2-D & 3-D-Design, Northern Virginia Comm College, Woodbridge, VA
  • 2010-2013    Adjunct Professor-2-D Design, Prince George’s Community College, Prince George, MD

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