Annalise creates her finely crafted prints by hand from start to finish, carving wood, etching metal, dyeing paper, and using manual printing presses to create multiple originals. Each piece is printed on the finest archival papers using oil based inks and hand dyed papers she produces in her studio. Annalise operates as a self publisher out of Austin, Texas and travels frequently across the country as a visiting artist and speaker and to publish prints with highly esteemed print shops. 

Annalise begins each of her pieces with a drawing and a love for technical and artistic experimentation. She meticulously carves wood blocks with hand tools or carefully scribes into wax on the surface of a copper plate that is then dipped into and acid bath. Once these matrices are complete, sometimes after months of carving or a dozen dips in the acid bath, she begins her color development. Starting from color swatches she dips and tests in her studio, she dyes in bulk sheets of thin yet strong mulberry paper in a wide variety of colors and patterns. These sheets of dyed paper are then carefully cut out and applied to the wet ink on each woodcut or etching during the printing process, at which time the ink, papers, and pressure all combine to create the prints you see here. 

Annalise Gratovich exhibits extensively nationally and internationally, most recently in Buggenhagen, Germany, New York, NY, Dawson City, Youkon, San Antonio, TX and Austin, TX. She was most recently a guest artist and lecturer at Egress Press, Edinboro University, Pennsylvania, and a guest artist and juror at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver, B.C. Her most recent publications were produced by Mixed Grit in Denver, Colorado, at Egress Press in Pennsylvania, Evil Prints in St. Louis, Missouri, and Cannonball Press, Brooklyn, New York. She has work in numerous private and public collections, the most recent acquisition going to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of PrintAustin, a month-long, city-wide printmaking event for which she has helped organize exhibitions and special events, curate the PrintAustin Invitational, and has participated in artist and curator talks, and panel discussions.

Annalise’s ongoing and largest series to date, Carrying Things From Home, is comprised of eight 3x5.5 foot hand-dyed chine collé woodcuts. 


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Affiliations

New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, BC, Canada (upcoming) 2019
Mixed Grit, Denver, CO. 2019
Egress Press and Research, Edinboro, PA. 2019
Cannonball Press, Brooklyn, NY. 2018
Evil Prints, St Louis, MO. 2018
Flatbed Press and Gallery, Austin, TX. 2014 to present
Wrong Marfa, Marfa, TX. 2015 to present
Lion’s Nest, Austin, TX. 2014-2017

Selected Exhibitions

2019
From the Head and the Heart : Center for Contemporary Printmaking : CT
Print Shop Darlin's : Slugfest Printmaking Workshop : Austin, TX
Four Women Printmakers : Mary Harding Baylor University : Belton, TX
Till Richter Museum : Migrating Heritage : Bugenhaggen, Germany
University of Texas San Antonio : Activate : San Antonio, TX
Elisabet Ney Museum : Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective : Austin TX
Gallery at the Austin Central Library : Mirror Mirrored: Contemporary Arts and Fairytales : Austin TX

2018
WoMen Go West (in Conjunction with MidAmerica Print Council, invitational) : Laramie, WI
Leona Gallery : Prints of Annalise Gratovich and Polly Morwood : Austin, TX
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture : Mutual Language (invitational portfolio), in conjunction with Dawson City Print and Publishing Festival, Youkon, Canada
Flatbed Press and Gallery : New Editions 2017-2018 : Austin, TX
Till Richter Museum, Prints and Drawings Room : The Druecker-Simpson Portfolio, Donde esta mi pistola arpón (invitational portfolio) : Buggenhagen, Germany
M2 Gallery : INK : Little Rock, AR (invitational)
M2 Gallery : atx2lr : Little Rock, AR (invitational)
The Gallery of the College of Staten Island, CUNY : Migrating Heritage : Staten Island, NY (3 person invitational)
Art Gym Denver : Giant Woodcuts : Denver, CO (invitational)
Recspec : 18+ : Austin, TX (invitational) 

2017
Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch : Prints of Annalise Gratovich (in conjunction with East Austin Studio Tour) : Austin, TX
Islander Gallery : North American Printmaking (Juried) : Corpus Christi, TX
Wonder Fair : Fresh Ink (in conjunction with Lawrence Print Week, juried) : Lawrence, KS
Flatbed Press and Gallery : New Editions 2016-2017 : Austin, TX
CASP : High Plains Print+Music Festival in conjunction with Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium : Lubbock, TX
O Gallery : Mutual Language (invitational portfolio) : Tehran, Iran (curated by Ryan O'Malley and Mehdi Darvishi)
VAM Gallery : Eight From Texas : Austin, TX

2016
Flatbed Press and Gallery : Flatbed Press at 25 : Austin, TX
Portland State College of the Arts, AB Lobby Gallery : After Fields : Portland, OR
PNCA Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio : Hot Noon, Alter Ego : Portland, OR
VAM Gallery : Imprint One: National Invitational Print Exhibition : Austin, TX
Kramer Gallery, Austin Community College : Lasting Impressions / Current Work by Past and Present ACC Scholars: Austin, TX
Envino : Collective Identity : Austin, TX

2015 
Art Museum of South East Texas : Hot off the Press : Beaumont, TX
Art for the People Gallery : Portraits : Austin, TX (3 person invitational) 
Flatbed Press and Gallery : 25th Anniversary Homecoming : Austin, TX
Nicole Longnecker Gallery : Print TX 2015 : Houston, TX
Flatbed Press and Gallery : The Aviary, Birds of Flatbed : Austin, TX
Envino : Collective Identity : Austin, TX
O2 North, Flatbed Building : The Villagers : Austin, TX
Nicole Longnecker Gallery : Print TX 2015 : Houston, TX
Flatbed Press and Gallery : The Aviary, Birds of Flatbed : Austin, TX
Envino : Collective Identity : Austin, TX
O2 North, Flatbed Building : The Villagers : Austin, TX

2014
Bone Black Studio and Gallery : East Austin Studio Tour : Austin, TX
Flatbed Press and Gallery : New Editions and Monotypes : Austin TX
Los Angeles Printmaking Society : Push and Pull : Brea, CA
K Space : Third Coast National : Corpus Christi, TX
San Francisco State University, in conjunction with Southern Graphics Council : Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books : San Francisco, CA
Big Medium, in conjunction with PrintAustin : The Contemporary Print : Austin, TX
Canopy Studios, in conjunction with PrintAustin : Works of Annalise Gratovich : Austin, TX

Print Fairs

2019
Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) : UFOs over Lubbock : Lubbock, TX
Saint Arnold’s Brewery : It Came From The Bayou, in conjunction with Print Houston, TX
Blue Genie Art Bazaar : PrintExpo, PrintAustin : Austin, TX


2018  
2710 Cherokee : The Printbangerz Ball, in conjunction with Outlaw Print Week : St. Louis, MI
Saint Arnold’s Brewery : It Came From The Bayou, in conjunction with Print Houston, TX
Museum of Human Achievement : PrintAustin PrintExpo : Austin, TX

2017 
House of Rock : Ink Slinger’s Ball, Full Court Press Print Symposium : Corpus Christi, TX
Print Bangers Ball : St Louis, MI
Minneapolis Museum of Art : 23rd Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair : Minneapolis, MN
House of Rock : Ink Slingers Ball : Corpus Christi, TX
Saint Arnold’s Brewery : It Came From The Bayou, in conjunction with Print Houston, TX
Baltimore Museum of Art : Baltimore Print Fair : Baltimore MD

2016
Cleveland Museum of Art : The Fine Print Fair : Cleveland, OH
House of Rock : Ink Slingers Ball : Corpus Christi, TX
Saint Arnold’s Brewery : It Came From The Bayou, in conjunction with Print Houston, TX

2015
House of Rock : Ink Slingers Ball : Corpus Christi, TX
Saint Arnold’s Brewery : It Came From The Bayou, in conjunction with Print Houston, TX
Baltimore Museum of Art : Baltimore Print Fair : Baltimore MD

2014
Cleveland Museum of Art : The Fine Print Fair : Cleveland, OH
House of Rock : Ink Slingers Ball : Corpus Christi, TX
Saint Arnold’s Brewery : It Came From The Bayou, in conjunction with Print Houston, TX

Visiting Artist, Residencies

Egress Press and Research, Edinboro, PA. 2019
Cannonball Press, Brooklyn, NY. 2018
College of Staten Island, The City University of New York. February, 2018
Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Full Court Press Print Symposium. October 2017
Oakes Creek Ranch, two-week residency. August 2016
Mary Hardin Baylor: Guest of John Hancock, Professor, Department of Art. May 2016

Visiting Artist Talks, Lectures, Panel Discussions, Juries

2019
The Contemporary Print Center, Norwalk, CT, Panel Discussion, “From the Head and the Heart”
Elisabet McNay Museum, Austin, TX, Artist Talk, "Women of Flatbed"
Big Medium, Austin, TX, Sightlines Panel Discussion in conjunction with PrintAustin, "A Very Democratic Form"
Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, Artist Lecture

2018
New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, B.C., Artist Talk 
New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, B.C., BIMPE X Mini Print Juror, with Michael Barnes and Briar Craig
University of Texas at Austin, guest lecturer, COFA Arts Administration and Management students
CUNY, Staten Island, Artist Talk with Printmaking Demo, Printmaking Department
Pratt Institute, New York, visiting artist critiques in Printmaking Department

2017
Texas A&M,  Corpus Christi, visiting artist demo, Full Court Press Print Symposium
Texas State University, San Marcos, Artist Talk for Intermediate and Advanced Printmaking
VAM Gallery, Artist Talk in conjunction with Eight From Texas, PrintAustin Invitational

2016
VAM Gallery, Lasting Impressions Artist Talk, in conjunction with PrintAustin 2016

2015
Art Museum of South East Texas, Artist Talk, in conjunction with Hot off the Press
Texas Women’s University, Flatbed Press and Contemporary Print Publishing, Denton Tx
Davis Gallery, Contemporary Printmaking: Panel Discussion with Orna Feinstien and Veronica Ceci in conjunction with PrintAustin

2014
University of Texas at Austin, Artist Talk, visitor to Printmaking Department
Saint Edward’s University, Artist Talk, visitor to Printmaking Department

Publications

Come to Life, "Printed and Pressed: PrintAustin and the Time Honored Art of Printmaking," 2019
Anon Magazine, "Artist Spotlight: Annalise Natasha Gratovich," 2018
The Hand Magazine, “Issue 21,” 2018
Migrating Heritage, catalog for 2018 invitational exhibition with essay by Yael Friedman
Flatbed Press at 25, 25-year retrospective published by University of Texas Press, 2016; Reviewed, Art
Imprint One, catalog for invitational exhibition, 2016
The Hand Magazine, "Issue 10," 2015
Art in Print, “News of the Print World,” 2014
Aether Magazine, “In Pursuit of Cultural Identity,” 2014
The Contemporary Print, catalog for juried Print Austin exhibition, 2014
Something To Keep, “Community,” 2014
Raw Paw, “Dreams Issue,” 2014

Collections

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Zuckerman Museum
Hot Noon Collective
Mary Hardin Baylor University
Fidelity Investments
Austin Classical Guitar Society
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
University of Texas at Austin
Austin Community College

Education

2013 University of Texas at Austin : Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio
2013 Université Paris VIII Vincienne-St. Denis, Paris, France
2009 Austin Community College : courses in printmaking and general studies