Ann Chernow is known for her images that evoke female cinematic figures from the l930s and l940s, totally reinvented to address the human condition in her own vocabulary. She has created a body of work that is recognized as unique: moments of suspended reality based on aspects of American film. In most of her work Chernow avoids specificity, choosing instead to portray universal situations inspired by movies but reinterpreted to transcend stereotypes. Chernow works extensively in the mediums of oil, pencil, lithography and etching.
Chernow co stars in a current film by Manny Kirchheimer: “Art Is….The Permanent Revolution,” and in Doug Tirola’s WAC production of “13 Women.” A documentary, “A Moment In Time” is being filmed by Martin West about Chenow’s life and work.