About/   Ann Elliott Cutting


B.F.A.   Art Center College of Design.   Honors in Photography 1987

B.A.     University of California at San Diego.  Biochemistry and Cell Biology 1983



Ann Elliott Cutting Photography, Owner June 1987 – Present    Award winning full service photography studio specializing in concept advertising, lifestyle, editorial and still life. Location and studio work. All formats 35mm, 120, 4x5 and 8x10. Film and digital and post production. Client list below.

Interim Co Chair Dept. of Photography and Imaging  Art Center College of Design  2021 – 2022

Faculty  Art Center College of Design  2000 – Present   Associate Professor in Photo Department, Instructor for Photo Production, Composition and Final Crit class. Instructor of conceptual photo class. Served on Scholarship Review, Department Chair Search Committee, Art Center Assessment Liaison and Curriculum Committee. Co-taught graduate level image strategist pilot program “Creative Disruption” guiding students collaboration with non profit sector.

Faculty  Los Angeles Center for Photography 2009 – Present   LACP  Part time Faculty, Instructor for Conceptual Photography, The World of Editorial Photography, Food Photography, History of the Nude and Chiaroscuro Nude Black and White Photography Workshop. Advisory Board Member.


Research Assistant, Dept. of Biology Caltech  1985 – 1996, 2013-2017   Molecular Biology and cloning techniques. Creation and screening of cDNA, genomic and high density robotic array (Qbot) libraries. In situ detection and cloning of sequence specific DNA binding proteins in S. purpuratus sea urchin. Micro injection of fusion gene constructs into sea urchin eggs. DNA cloning, sequencing, PCR, recombineering, invitro transcription, translation, gel shifts, Northern, Southern and Western blots. Polyclonal antibody production to native protein and synthetic peptide antigens. Nano string and qpcr. Development of high through put screening for gene regulatory networks. Maintain Bac libraries.

Research Technician, Dept. of Basic and Clinical Research Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.   1980 – 1984    Cloning of retroviral vector system for enzyme replacement therapy, retroviral expression in embryonal carcinoma cells, cloning and characterization of beta-glucosecerebrosidase gene (Gaucher's disease), protein purification and enzymatic assay. Molecular biological techniques, reverse transcriptase assay, tissue culture, fractionation of whole blood, hemoglobin and hematocrit determination.




Photographic Awards: Communication Arts, IPA, Print Magazine, PDN, PDN/PIX, How Magazine , AIGA, APA, Archive, Northwest Addy Award, Black + White Magazine, Photo Insider Magazine, Picture Magazine, Photo Metro Magazine , Essentials of Digital Photography, TEST Polaroid Magazine, Alternative Pick, Picture Magazine, Photo Metro Magazine, Essentials of Digital Photography, I magazine Japan, IDN International Designer’s Network, Black and White Magazine, Nikon Magazine, AT Edge, American Photographer, Photo Pro, Rangefinder, Nikon Magazine, Shutterbug, Spider BW Awards, Julia Margaret Cameron Award 

Grants:  $5000 Faculty Project Grant ArtCenter College of Design, Maine Photographic Workshops Scholarship.  

Guest Lectures:  Columbus College of the Arts, Atlanta Institute of Art, Westridge School Artist in Residence, Cypress College, Sierra Club LA Chapter, UCLA, USC,  Advertising Photographers of America, Julia Dean Workshops.

Professional Associations:

2013-present Pasadena Art Alliance Board

2012-present LA Center for Photography Advisory Board

2013-2016 Pasadena Art Alliance Grant Review and Selection Committee 

2011-2012 Art Center Partners Steering Committee

1997-1998 Board of Directors APA


USC, CA 2023 Solo AI show "Convolution"

Sparc Gallery, South Pasadena CA 2023 Solo show "Shared Space, a creative convolution of human AI collaboration"

Artist in Residence Polytechnic School  2019, Pasadena, CA

APA Chicago Something personal Show, Chicago 2019

"Art of Science"  Caltech Pasadena, California 2017, 2018, 2019

"Green" The Center for Fine Art Photography 2012 Fort Collins, CO

Artist in Residence Westridge School for Girls 2011 Pasadena, CA

"Fables" Solo Exhibition Westridge School for Girls 2011 Pasadena, CA

Project 5 Stephen Cohen Gallery 2010 Los Angeles, CA

Starlight Foundation 2009 Los Angeles, CA

I Spy Toy Camera Exhibition 2009 Hollywood, CA

Snap Too Armory Center for Arts 2009 Pasadena, CA

Art Matters Huntington Library 2008 Pasadena, CA

Focus on Aids 13 2008 Los Angeles, CA

Focus on Aids 14 2007 Los Angeles, CA

Art of Photography 2007 MOPLA San Diego, CA 

Resonance Photographic Center NW 2006 Seattle, WA

West Coast Art Directors Club 2004 Palo Alto, CA

Focus on Aids 2004 Los Angeles, CA

"Frameshift" Solo Exhibition Atlanta Art Institute 2003 Atlanta, GA

Focus on Aids 2003 Los Angeles, CA

Focus on Aids 2002 Los Angeles, CA

Focus on Aids 2001 Los Angeles, CA

Soho Photo: 2000 New York, NY

Houston Center for Photography 1999 Houston, TX

Focus on Aids 8 1999 Los Angeles, CA

West Coast Art Directors Club 1998 Palo Alto, CA

Focus on Aids 7 1997 Los Angeles, CA

Foto Circle Gallery 1997 Seattle, WA

Random Gallery 1997 Los Angeles, CA

Random Gallery 1994 Los Angeles, CA

Gallery of Contemporary Photography 1992 Santa Monica, CA

Old Town Gallery 1992 Pasadena, CA

Partial Client List:

Nikon, Nike, Nissan, Lexus, Ashworth Golf, Ben Hogan, GTE, Lee Jeans, Countrywide, A&M Records, Capital Records, Geffen Records, Sony Music, MCA Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Los Angeles Magazine, Money Magazine, Time Magazine, Science Magazine, Sundance Film Festival, Bloomberg Financial, Washington Post Magazine, Microsoft, US News and World Report, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal.

Book Publications: 

Alphabet Critters A is for AI B is for Bauhaus:  Ann Cutting Margi Denton

The Portable Feast : Creative Meals for Work and Play by Jeanne Kelley (Cook Book Photography) Rizzoli Press

The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book  by Valerie Gates and Ann Cutting  Sky Pony Press

The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring and Cooking on L.A.'s East Side by Elisa Callow Prospect Park Books

Olive and Thyme: by Melina Davis

The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel: by Jodi Savin

Publications and Features: Fotonostrum, Photo District News, Graphis, Communication Arts, Photo+, Picture, Darkroom, Nikon Magazine, Shutterbug, Black and White Magazine, FOCUS Shots, Foundfolios, AltPick, Atedge, Profoto blog, Rangefinder Magazine, Heather Elder Blog 

Collections: New Hampshire Institute of Art

Ceramics Features: NYtimes Wirecutter, Martha Stewart, My Modern Met, American Craft Magazine