The Art Edit, House & Garden (July & August Issue)


"Discover Ann Pickett, an abstract expressionist based in downtown
Chicago at Studio 601, nestled in the historic Fine Arts Building on
Michigan Avenue. Explore her collection of abstract figuratives,
landscapes, and still lifes at or follow
@annpickettstudio on Instagram."

Artwork Featured: The Self and Lost Things 



CBS Jump Start with Jackie, June 4, 2024

Joining Jackie Kostek on Jumpstart With Jackie on CBS, touring around the Fine Arts Building and sharing the amazing art and artists you can see during our Second Fridays open studios events! Walking through my summer show Urban Summer-Chicago on the 2nd floor through July. 


Chicago Tribune October 5, 2023

At the Fine Arts Building, an artist’s commune in the highrise time forgot

By Christopher Borrelli

Chicago Tribune September 29, 2023

An artist’s utopia: Chicago’s Fine Arts Building


East City Arts March 2019

The Art League Presents Ann Pickett The Exuberance of Life  

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The Washington Post Inside the Galleries with Mark Jenkins September 23, 2018

"In several local exhibitions, the work of two artists is thrust into dialogue. Charlene Nield and Ann Pickett go further in their Foundry Gallery show, “a deux.” -- the color sense of Pickett’s abstraction is evident"

"Like most of the duo’s subjects, the animal has a playful immediacy that owes as much to gesture as to recognizable image."

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East City Arts September 2018

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Midcity Arts September 2018

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Art Impact International, Inc.

GOLDEN, Juried International Art Exhibition 

Exhibition Dates: May 3 – May 30

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GOLDEN, Juried International Art Exhibition

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ELAN MAGAZINE- March 2018 - A Beautiful Line - Deconstructing the Familiar by Donna Cedar-Southworth 



10 Artist Accepted for Solo Shows in 2019

Each fall, The Art League brings in a panel of jurors to select artists for solo shows. The jurying takes place two years ahead of time, so artists can get back to the studio and build their exhibit, based on their proposal and jury feedback.

Jurors were Isabel Manalo, Anjuli Lebowitz, and Martin Kotler. Forty-five different artists submitted proposals this time around — no easy feat in itself! The jurors selected 10 artists for shows, which will be scheduled for 2019.


MID CITY DC NEWS - October 2017 Foundry Gallery

Artists Ann Pickett and Charlene Nield collaborate on a joint body of work entitled “The Usual Suspects.”

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The Washington Post, In the Galleries , Mark Jenkins

Ann Pickett also is an abstractionist, but her vibrant acrylic-on-paper paintings have an almost-representational quality that suggests Richard Diebenkorn. These pictures hint at landscape, but also at intimate interior vignettes."

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The Art League's Q&A with Painter Ann Pickett

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CHAL Mind of the Artist Part XIII: Ann Pickett

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