About Ann Marie


I’m an artist living and working in Marfa, Texas. My paintings, drawings, and prints reflect my experience of the natural world – the high desert as well as places I travel to. I’ve been making and showing my work for nearly twenty-five years. 


I also work on behalf of public education, the arts, and rural communities, directing projects and programs locally and regionally for the past twelve years. I'm currently an independent project consultant working with schools, non-profits, and foundations. I served as Mayor of Marfa from 2017- 2019 and was the Director of Education at the Chinati Foundation from 2008 - 2015.  

Email me at annmarie@annmarienafziger.com

Solo Exhibitions 

Hershberger Gallery, Wanderlust. Goshen College, IN, October, 2015

Marfa Contemporary, Field Notes, Marfa, TX, August 2014 

Marfa Book Company, Wilderness, Marfa, August 2012 

Do Right Hall, The Ghost Flower and Other Tales of Enchantment, Marfa, October 2010 

Lawndale Art Center, Once Removed, Houston, TX, November 2008 

Blaffer Gallery/University of Houston School of Art, MFA Exhibition, Houston, May 2008 

Project Gallery, University of Houston, Thicket, Houston, January 2008 

Marfa Book Company, The Last Waltz, Marfa, June 2006 

Mark Woolley Gallery, Waiting for my Eyes to Adjust, Portland, OR, October 2004 

Mark Woolley Gallery, New Paintings (from Marfa, TX), Portland, October 2003 

Mark Woolley Gallery, Evidence, Portland, February 2003 

Gavin Shettler Gallery, Recent Work, Portland, 2002 

Gavin Shettler Gallery, Remnants of Old Glory, Portland, September 2001 

Thieves Guild, Beautiful Girlhood, Portland, December 2000 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

Octavia Gallery
, New Orleans, June 2017


Octavia Gallery, Houston, July 2016

Gallery Homeland, Southern Pacific, Portland, June 2012 

Lawndale Art Center, Southern Pacific, Houston, August 2011 

UTSA Gallery, New Art/Arte Nuevo, San Antonio, June 2010 

Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, May 2009 

Mark Woolley Gallery, Be Blue (Sky), Portland, October 2007 

Jupiter Hotel, AFFAIR, Portland, September 2007 

Mark Woolley Gallery, Dealer's Choice, Portland, December 2006 

Mark Woolley Gallery, Small Wonders, Portland, December 2005 

Mark Woolley Gallery, Simply Red, Portland, April 2005 

New American Art Union, Distribution, Portland, December 2004 

Jupiter Hotel, AFFAIR, Portland, October 2004 

Mark Woolley Gallery, One Foot After Another, Portland, January 2004 

PCAC Modern Zoo, Northwest Abstraction, Portland, 2003 

Gavin Shettler Gallery, Retrospective, Portland, November 2002 

Litman Gallery, Emergence, Portland State University, May 2002 

Gavin Shettler Gallery, Anniversary Exhibition, Portland, 2001 

Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Fall/Spring Juried Exhibitions, Portland, 2001 

Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum, New Artists Exhibition, Portland, 2000 

Thieves Guild, Recent Work, Portland, 2000 


University of Houston, MFA, Painting, Houston, May 2008 

Goshen College, B.A. Studio Art, Goshen, December 1994