Ann Shelton (b. 1967, New Zealand) received her MFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Her most recent museum survey, Dark Matter, was hosted by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o
Tāmaki in 2016 and toured to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in 2017.

Shelton is represented by Denny Dimin Gallery in New York City. Her work has been extensively written about and reviewed in publications including Hyperallergic, Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies, artnet news, The Art Newspaper, and the Evergreen Review. Shelton’s most recent research engages with plants and plant narratives; in particular the intersection of their histories with human knowledge and belief systems, and with feminisms. Her latest book, mother lode, was published this summer by Bad News Books.