Anne Troutman’s photography-based work evokes both the constructed nature of perception and the immersive physicality of visual experience.  Her photo-reliefs are in varying states of resolve--from smooth and coincident to dissonant and misaligned--animating the opposing forces of the constructed and the natural. She challenges the two-dimensional nature of seamless digitally-stitched photography by un-stitching, re-assembling, and physically layering fragments of single photographs. The resulting images have a quality of immediacy and sculptural depth that invites the viewer to inhabit the image. Her work includes photo-reliefs, photo-installations, video, artist books, and literary essays and has been included in numerous exhibitions over the past twenty-five years.


Born in New York City, Anne Troutman is former professor of architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and was Chair of Environmental Art at Santa Monica College of Design Art & Architecture where she taught installation and performance art. She was a Research Scholar at UCLA Center for the Study of Women, worked in the Scholars Program at the Getty Research Institute, and has published writings on spatial culture and history with a focus on the history of the boudoir and modernist spatial erotics. She received her B.A. in Art History from Tufts University, M.Arch. from Southern California Institute of Architecture and a M.A. in Critical Theory from UCLA. She is currently serving on the Santa Monica Arts Commission and is founding director of the Women in the Arts Program in Santa Monica. She currently divides her time between Santa Monica, California and Nantucket, Massachusetts.