- 1967-1971 Ann Mills studied fine art at UCLA, instructors included: Richard Diebenkorn, Tony Berlant, and Llyn Foulkes. Graduated with honors in 1971.
- 1971-1972 Attended graduate school at Cal Arts. Participated in the groundbreaking exhibition Woman House. Artwork featured in the documentary, Woman House, which aired on PBS and in theaters.
- 1972-1974 Made the film Eye Woman, based on her performance piece of the same name.
- 1974-1994 Worked as a film editor in Hollywood where she worked on a wide range of projects including Wes Craven’s Invitation to Hell, Chuck Norris’ Silent Rage, National Lampoon’s Class Reunion, and the Emmy Award winning A Year in the Life. While editing, she continued to study art at nights and on weekends.
- 1994 Left the film business to work on her art full time.
Today she lives in San Diego where she enjoys painting and drawing the interesting people she meets as well as the beautiful landscape. Recently she has started to do clay portrait busts and finds working in 3D really exciting.
- 2007 Renown Hospital Art Project (permanent collection) curated by Turkey Stremmel of Stremmel Art Gallery, Reno, NV (Online catalog)
- 1996 “Women and Surrealism,” WM Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
- 1994 “American Painting,” national juried show, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
- 1994 “The Karla Show” group show, curated by Suzanne Bothwell, Adobe Crow Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
- 1992 “California Artists” juried show, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
- 1973 Invitational Group Show, Womanspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- 1972 Woman House exhibition, Hollywood, CA
- Renown Hospital permanent collection
- Barbara Hershey
- Michael and Holly Brown
- Lenny and Joan Wolstein
- Tyson Suzuki
- The Power of Feminist Art by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard
Harry Abrams, 1994
- Yesterday and Tomorrow: California Women Artists by Sylvia Moore, 1989
- Woman House exhibition catalog, Cal Arts, 1972