Artist statement 

Ann-Marie Stillion is a photographic artist who captures the male nude in formally-posed but unusually expressive ways. Using digital cameras and film cameras to create both still and moving images, she conveys a passion for discovering the erotic in seemingly ordinary situations. She endeavors to redefine the erotic human experience in the perceptual arena of male gender definitions. “I am continually fascinated with idea that women’s bodies can be found 24/7 in objects of beauty to promoting products while the exploration of men in the art of erotic space remains limited. I believe that when we can truly love a man’s body and worship it the ways women are, we can then have greater harmony as a human race. Examples of male violence abound in both history and contemporary society, but there is another experience beckoning us. That begins with embracing the humanity of men at the most basic level - visual appreciation and delight.”


• “The Garden Show,” a juried group exhibition, Museo, Langley, WA, 2022    

• “Nude,” a juried group exhibition, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina, 2021 

• “Loving Chopin,” online premier of short film and artist talk “Undressing the male body: unlearning and re-imaging the gaze at Seattle Erotic Art Fair (juried group exhibition),” Seattle, Washington, 2020 

• Seattle Erotic Art Fair, juried group exhibition, Seattle, Washington, 2020 

• “100 Days of Solitude, a group online juried exhibition, Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, Washington DC, 2020 

• “Bare Men, the group show” (juried group exhibition), The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2019 

• “Duet” a group exhibition, Magnuson Park Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2019 

• Seattle Erotic Art Fair (juried group exhibition), Seattle, Washington, 2019 

• “Small Works,” Magnuson Park Gallery, Seattle, 2017 

• “InContext,” a Seattle Art Fair satellite juried group exhibition, Aug. 2016 

• “Giant Steps,” juried group exhibition at King Street Station, Seattle, 2016 

• “The Female Gaze,” Building 30 Seattle Art Fair Satellite Exhibition, Seattle, 2015 

• “Small Works,” Magnuson Park Gallery, Seattle, 2014 

• “Building 30 group show,” Magnuson Park Gallery, Seattle, 2014 

• “New Work,” mixed media, photographs and paintings at Habitude Gallery, Seattle 2010 

• "Eva Washington, Sweet are the uses of Adversity," a juried video installation at e4c electronic gallery, Seattle, 2010-2011 

• Solo exhibit of paintings and photographs at Dandelion Gallery, Seattle 2009 

• ISO PCNW: Longshot Exhibition at Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle, 2009 

• "Eva Washington," solo exhibit of photographs, The Press Gallery, Seattle, 2009 

• "On the Beach," an installation at The Press Gallery, Seattle, 2009 

• "Outside In," an installation, The Press Gallery, Seattle, 2009 

• "Asian Guys' Hair," solo exhibit of photographs at Northwest Asian Film Festival, Seattle, 2007 

• “Sex on the Moon!” An Interview with Photographer Ann-Marie Stillion on her Installation at the Giant Steps Exhibit! March 27, 2016 Seattle PI 

• “Women’s Spreading During Seattle Art Fair Week,” The Stranger, Aug. 2, 2016 • Seattle artist says worker vandalized Muslim sculpture, KIRO NEWS, Dec., 2016 

• What You Should See At (And Around) Seattle Art Fair This Weekend, Aug. 2016 

• “The Female Gaze: Creating something new with Ann-Marie Stillion!” September 27, 2015, Seattle PI

Public Art/Social practice
• “unfurled,” an art in the park project funded in part by City of Seattle Parks department and office of arts and culture, part of ongoing work which helps Muslims and non Muslims appreciate one another productively and warmly. A work in progress to include three sculpture works, an interactive event and a video.

Professional arts related experience
Associate editor and designer for Northwest Asian Weekly
Founding member for Rainbow Bookfest
Drawing instructor, University of Washington Community classes
Color Instructor, Henry Cogswell College
Designer, Fusion Studios
Arts Editor, Flagstaff Live
Director, ArtTrek Gallery and Art School
Admissions Director, Academy of Art University
Advertising and Design instructor, Academy of Art University
Writing and poetry instructor, California State Prison at Soledad
Performance poet and producer, "Pentavoice" 
• E4c video installation award for "Eva Washington: Sweet are the uses of Adversity", 2010. One of thirteen artists chosen nationally for a National Endowment for the Arts funded project which is screened for the public for one year in King County, Washington. 
• Society of Professional Journalists, 2007 for illustration, first place for "Year of the Dog."
• Society of Professional Journalists, 2007 for general news photography, second place for "Immigration Rally."
• Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, 2007 for design, third place for Best Page Design
• Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, 2007 for writing, third place for Best Art Story, "Making his mark," the life of artist Jimmy Mirikitani
• Society of Professional Journalists, 2006 for photography, general news, honorable mention for “A tribute to veterans"
• Society of Professional Journalists, 2006 for illustrations category, honorable mention for “Year of the Rooster”
• Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for photography, Spot News, second place for photo of Martin Luther King Day protest march, 2004 

Graduated with a BFA in Comparative Literature at Northern Arizona University and studied illustration at the Academy of Art College, along with art, design and photography classes at California College of Arts and Crafts, Laney College in California and at School of Visual Concepts and Photo Center Northwest in Washington.