Ann Purcell is a nationally highly respected artist. Her painting is represented in over 17 major museums in the United States – including The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the George Washington University Museum, DC, The Santa Barbara Museum, and The New Orleans Museum. She has the respect and support of many permanent art collectors and contemporary curators.

She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at prestigious galleries around the country including: Berry Campbell Gallery and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City; Hokin Gallery in Chicago, Palm Beach, and Bay Harbor Island in Miami; Dart Gallery, Chicago; Bernard Jacobson Gallery in New York; and Osuna Gallery in Washington, DC., Miami, and Coconut Grove, Florida; and the Misrachi Gallery in Mexico City.

She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at prestigious galleries around the country including: Berry Campbell Gallery and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City; Hokin Gallery in Chicago, Palm Beach, and Bay Harbor Island in Miami; Dart Gallery, Chicago; Bernard Jacobson Gallery in New York; and Osuna Gallery in Washington, DC., Miami, and Coconut Grove, Florida; and the Misrachi Gallery in Mexico City.

Purcell taught painting, drawing, and art history for many years at The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC, The Smithsonian Institution and Parsons School of Art in New York. She has been a guest lecturer and artist-in-residence of various universities and a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in Painting, The Lester Hereward Cooke Foundation Grant for Mid-Career Achievement in Painting from The National Gallery of Art, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, Gottlieb Grant and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.

1995 – Master of Arts, New York University, Draper School of Interdisciplinary Studies
1973 – Bachelor of Arts, Painting, Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University