Ann Hjelle received her B.A. in Painting from the Univ. of Iowa, her M.A. in Painting from the Univ. of California at Berkeley, and her M.F.A. in Painting from the Univ. of Washington in Seattle. She received digital-imaging training at Pratt Manhattan, acquiring skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver, as well as 3D Studio Max. Presently Associate Professor of Art at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, she teaches digital imaging, graphic design, typography and multimedia. She also participated in the development of BMCCs multimedia program. She has been an artist-in-residence, lecturer, conference speaker, art exhibition judge and touring artist in several humanities programs, including the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has won a number of grant awards, including five BMCC Faculty Development grants and four PSC-CUNY Research Awards for the development of her own artwork. Additionally she obtained a CUNY Technology Fund grant and a New York State Technology grant for the installation of computer art labs at Bronx Community College and BMCC. Hjelle has produced professional computer graphics for AT&T and NBC Teletext, and created fashion and magazine illustrations, museum mural paintings, and record and CD album covers. She has exhibited in many solo and group art exhibitions and won a number of prizes. She is included in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who of American Teachers.