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Ann Starr

Columbus, OH   

Ann Starr

614 886-2462                                                     annstarr@sbcglobal.net



Sounding Our Depths: The Music of Morgan Powell, 2014. Columbus, Ohio, Upper Hand Press.

Starr Review, (http://starr-review.blogspot.com). Online review of contemporary fine art and music. Finalist, Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grants for 2012.

Because I’m Her Mother: A Toubab in Dakar.Completed travel memoir, unpublished.

“Take the Train,” Eclectica, online magazine. April/May 2014.

“What Won’t Kill You,” Eclectica, on-line magazine.October?November 2011.

“Choosing My Own Doctor,” Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. Ed. Howard Spiro. October, 2001. Solicited article.

“leopardpeople/burning child,” introductory essay in Nils D. Dicaz, Leopardpeople: Eine installation in der Camp Gallery, Mt. San Angelo, Virginia, USA.Berlin: Lukas Verlag, 2000.

New Music Box (http://www.newmusicbox.org), articles, 2009-2011:

            “Sounds Heard: “Spark of Being”—Music by Dave Douglas, Film by Bill Morrison,” April 2011.

  • “Sounds Heard: Eric Lund—‘by the line of the arc that they form,’” February        2011.

            “Sounds Heard: Steve Butters—“Oomaharumooma,” October 2010.

            “Moving Away from the Center of Jazz: Thomas Wirtel, a.k.a.   Thomas Shabda     Noor,” August 2010.

  • Morgan Powell on the Creative Process: The Reality of Maborosi,”October       2009.

“Interview with Morgan Powell,” Perfect Sound Forever,    http://www.furious.com/perfect/, July 2009.

Dancing with the Ramblers, The Tone Road Ramblers, Einstein Records, New York,           2008. Liner notes to music by Morgan Powell, John Fonville, and Eric Mandat.

“A Challenge to the Profession: Dr. House,” Atrium, Fall 2007.

“Scenes from the Psychiatric Hospital,” in Women, Health, and Nation: The U.S. and Canada in the Post-War Years. Ed. Georgina Feldberg et al. McGill-Queens University Press, 2003. (Cover art by Starr.)


“Speaking Women’s Bodies: A Conversation,” Literature and Medicine, 17, no. 2, fall 1998. Discussion about Starr’s artist book, “Where Babies Come From.” Co-authored with Susan Merrill Squier.



Cannibal Appetites. State University of New York at Cortland, 2004.


Reflections of a Mad Artist. D’Arcy Art Museum of the Loyola University of Chicago

            And Hektoen Institute for Medical Research, 2004.

Medicine’s Clinical Representations of Abnormal Human Bodies. Illustrated with clinical

            photographs and with slides of Starr’s visual art. Society for Literature and Science, Buffalo, 2001.

Doctors and Patients in Visual Relation. Yale University School of Medicine, 2001.

The Body Inside Me. Illustrated with Starr’s visual art. Barnard College Feminist Art and Art History Conference, New York, 2001.

Medical Normality or Social Normality? Images of Human Infants and Fetuses with Visible Physical Abnormalities.” Magdalene College, Cambridge, 2001.

Love in a Small Place: Straight Girl and Gay Boy in and out of the Closet. Kenyon College, 2002.

I Tell You No Lies: Narration from Bipolar Illness.” Davis Lecture in Medical Ethics. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; 7th International Congress on the History of Medicine, Galveston, Texas; Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Post-Doctoral Program, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, 2000.

The Artist, Her Doctor, and Relational Portraits. Illustrated with historical images and slides of Starr’s visual art. National Portrait Gallery, London. (Cosponsored by the British Society for the History of Science; organized by Ludmilla Jordanova) 2000.

The Body: Sensation, Fantasy, and Medical Knowledge, Northwestern University Medical School, 1999.

Book Artists’ Round Table, organized by the Center for Book Arts, New York, at

            Connecticut College, 1999.

Under My Skin: Curriculum Vitae, Story, and the Book,” Pennsylvania State University,




Finalist, Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Grants for Arts Writers, Blog category, 2012.

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, residency, 2012

Richard J. Margolis Award of the Blue Mountain Center,Finalist, 2008.

Best Arts Profile, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, 2006.

Ohio Excellence in Journalism, Second Place in Arts, Cleveland Press Club, 2006.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia. Artist residencies, 1996-2001, 2005, 2013.

The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois. Artist residencies several times, 1995-2007.

Reynolds Associates Fellowship, Historical Collections of the Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School, 2001.

Purchase prize awarded by Jan Howard, Eleventh Annual National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 1999.

Resident Research Grant, Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1999.

Professional Development Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council, 1998.

Purchase prize awarded by Janet Bishop, 1996 Stockton National Print and Drawing Exhibition.