Ann Kresge
1957. Wisconsin. USA.

Is an internationally exhibited artist whose work is in many university, museum and private collections. Collections include The National Museum of Women In The Arts, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University, New York Public Library and the US Library of Congress. She has been an AIR at Proyecto’ace, Vermont Studio Center, Playa, Djerassi, MacDowell Colony, Atelier 17 and the National Museum of Women In the Arts. She has taught at Bard College, SUNY New Paltz, Willamette University, Sitka Center and been the Program Director at Women’s Studio Workshop. Ann has a BA in Studio Art from Smith College and a MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. She lives in Salem, OR.

Ann Kresge


Gathering Spaces


Almost as an architect, Ann plays and invents endless structures while creating her artist books. Ann absorbed colors, shapes and textures that crossed her during her tours of Buenos Aires and presented them at the 'aceNITE of July, 2018.

GATHERING SPACES is a one-of-a-kind artists' book which consists of collagraph and a slit concertina binding structure. The conceptual base is the creation of a contemplative space.  The intent of the artist is for the viewer to reflect upon the act of gathering; formally as in the gathering of materials, paper and folds, and conceptually as in the gathering of communities.

FLOW is a one-of-a-kind artists' book incorporating collagraph and the composite binding structure of the double concertina. The conceptual base of the book is the interaction of the elements: water, air and earth moving into and through each other. The artists' intent is that the viewer investigates the book by visually traveling through its architecture and in doing so discovers the interactions of its elements.