Ann Stautberg was born in 1949 in Houston, TX and now lives and works in Galveston, TX. She holds an M.A. from the University of Dallas and a B.F.A. from Texas Christian University. Stautberg has exhibited her photographs since the 1970s throughout Texas, including group shows at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin; Dallas Museum of Art; The Art Center, Waco; and the San Antonio Museum of Art. She has held one-person shows at the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler; Galveston Arts Center; and the Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, where she is represented.
Ann Stautberg experiments with the medium of photography, specifically, with the effects of hand-tinting black and white photographs. Her skills as a photographer and painter are clearly evidenced by her precise printing and the steady hand of her brush. Stautberg’s work is unusually large-scale, almost painterly, in contrast to the more intimate hand-tinted photographs from the turn of the century. Her work solidly references this period of photography, when photographs were used as souvenirs of travel, rather than tools of expression. However, her works do not merely document a site but express it.