Ann Lewis (American) is best known for her politically charged and often uncommissioned takeovers of public space. As a multidisciplinary activist artist using painting, installation, and participatory performance, she explores themes related to American identity, power structures, and justice. Ann's work often incorporates repetition through graphic elements, and a limited color palette while conveying messages around intersectional social justice issues such as gentrification, women's rights, and police brutality. 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. In the fall of 2015, the White House exhibited her work during the Obama Administration's reflection on mass incarceration. Her work has been acquired by the New York Historical Society Museum and the US Library of Congress. Most recently Ann completed a five hundred foot long mural at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Since receiving her bachelor's degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Ann's art has been reviewed in The Guardian, Hyperallergic, The LA Times, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and NPR. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and abroad including shows at Petzel Gallery in New York, the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, and Seyhoun Gallery in Tehran, Iran. Through community organizing, participatory performance events, public art, and gallery installations, she continues her dialog of mindful and social evolution.