Stöhr states her influences as a painter by mentioning Sigmar Polke and Martin Kippenberger. As an art student of Performance and Video pioneer Ulrike Rosenbach, her work became more process oriented and she worked many years with sulfur as her medium in installations and paintings.
The process oriented performative approach has shaped her as an artist and she is articulating a 21st century “Heftige Malerei”.
“Nature is what deeply inspires me. In my work I’m expressing the dichotomy of nature versus culture, what it means to be human.
I express the clash between inner and outer worlds in its philosophical and most banal sense.”-Stöhr
Artist Bio / CV
With a cultural background in France, Sweden and Germany and three native languages, Ann-Marie Stoehr, who was educated and who pursued her art studies in all three countries is a true citizen of the world.
She obtained an MfA in Fine Arts from the “Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar” in Saarbrücken Germany, where she studied under Beuys’ student and feminist video and performance artist Ulrike Rosenbach.
As the granddaughter of Wirtschaftswunder industrialists and the daughter of entrepreneurial Bohemians she moved to the USA where she works as a visual artist and an educator, combining her internationality in her work, where language often is integrated, as in spoken word performances, written pieces and in her titles.
She is exhibiting internationally since 1995.