Anne-Marie Jean grew up in Canberra and completed her undergraduate study in painting at the ANU School of Art in the 1990’s. She moved to New Zealand in 2000, pursuing her career as an artist and her passion for the outdoors. She returned to Canberra in 2013 to extend her painting practice through PhD research, to reconnect with family and friends, and the nature environments of her childhood. She acknowledges with respect and gratitude Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, traditional owners of the unceded lands on which she has worked and studied. Anne-Marie lives in Canberra with her wife Dana and her daughter Camille and works at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery as Communications and Outreach Coordinator.
Anne-Marie is currently a Higher Degree by Research Candidate, completing her Doctor of Philosphy at the ANU School of Art & Design.