Anne Ayres is retired and lives in Eugene, Oregon. She was Director of Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design (1988-2003) and Associate Curator of the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art) (1985-88). Her exhibitions and catalogue essays focus on California art, with emphasis an on Los Angeles. Ayres holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California.