Ann Carrington studied at The Royal College of Art graduating in 1987. In 1988 she received The Herbert Read Award, followed by the Commonwealth Fellowship for Sculpture in 1992. Two major Arts Council of Great Britain awards followed in 1994 and 1997. In 2008 she was the winner of a national competition to produce a major new artwork for Margate sea front.
Her art is held in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (where it is now on permanent display in the silver galleries), Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, United Nations, Chiltern Firehouse, Royal Mail, Jacob Rothschild, Guinness, Issey Miyake, Lilly Saffra, Duke of Westminster, Levi Strauss, Dunhill, Andre Balazs, DAKS, Elton John, Paul Smith, Lulu Guinness, Donatella Flick, Agent Provocateur, The Commonwealth Institute, Fred Segal, Tyra Banks, Gwyneth Paltrow, Waldorf Astoria, Mercury Telephones, Patricia Glenn, David Tang, Citibank, Clarks, National Trust, Mars, W Hotels.