Ann Aspinwall

About the Artist

Ann Aspinwall (born 1976 in New York) received her MA in art history from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 1998 and studied printmaking at studios in Scotland and Italy. After returning to New York she worked as a print specialist at the New York Public Library and as a master printer at Pace Editions. In 2012 she and Knut Willich founded Aspinwall Editions, a fine art print publisher and studio in New York.

Aspinwall’s work of the past several years employs the fundamental elements of line and a few select colors to suggest luminous expanses of water, landscape, and sky. The lines, all hand-drawn from her imagination, convey the topographical features of the invented terrain, while the colors evoke certain light and atmospheric conditions. The optical effects of highlights, shadows, and depth are achieved through variations of line density and the meticulous choice of colors.

Recent exhibitions in which Aspinwall’s work has been shown include 3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, Site:Brooklyn, New York (2017); Try to See It My Way, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois (2017); Interwoven: Prints and Process, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY (2015); and Ann Aspinwall, Garvey|Simon Art Access, New York (2014). Aspinwall’s work is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Smith College Museum of Art.


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