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Ania Gilmore
Lexington, MA

Library of Alexandria
Altered book, rolled and burned pages, wax, shellac, ink, stamped
5 x 7.5 x 2 in.


Cause to Collide
Flag Book Letterpress, canvas, paste paper, ink
3.5 x 3.5 in. (45 in. long open)


Agnes Martin once wrote "An Artist is the one who can fail and fail and still go on" - these powerful words reaffirmed my creative journey by inspiring me to realize that art is a process that when started can never be finished. While studying design and printmaking I discovered a great passion for Book Arts. In my work, I explore the book itself, the boundaries between the form and the content. As an emigrant, I am infused with inspiration resident in my roots and history. I am interested in the continuous growing dialogue of identity and multiculturalism, which is a central element in modern society. The source of my imagery, which explores the connection between chaos and order amongst themes, is both derived by chance and experimentation.

Born in Warsaw, Poland Ania Gilmore is a graphic designer, painter and a mixed media artist. She works in her studio in Lexington, MA creating artistís books, prints and paints Japanese Sumi-e. Ania received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studied printmaking and book arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Ania received recognition and awards and curated shows in the United States and internationally. Her works are in private collections in Australia, Hungry, Iraq, Japan Poland, Romania, UK, and USA.

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