Annie Silverman

Annie Silverman is a relief printmaker and book artist who for over 20 years has been creating experimental work with print installations, dimensional objects and books. In 2008 she formed ABRAZOS PRESS with Sandra Butler and Nina Wishnok at Miller St. in Somerville, MA, a small teaching and professional studio where workshops are routinely given in:

• mixed media printmaking

•improvisational woodcut

• artists’ books

Beginners and people with no art experience are most welcome to take classes. Wood block carving and printing are both creative and oddly calming in our frenzied world.

Annie teaches Artists Books and Relief Printmaking as a part-time instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently as part of the Al-Mutanabbi St. Starts Here Project in 2013 in Manchester, England, and in ALL THINGS GRAPHIC in Utrecht, Netherlands in 2012 along with her Dutch partner in art hijinks, Wilma Vissers, who she met while in residency at CLO’ in County Donegal, Ireland in 2010. In 2012 and 2013 her Vanishing Pollinator Installation was exhibited at The Boston Public Library , and at the Cantor Gallery at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA as part of the Re-Think INK exhibition from Mixit Studios in Somerville, MA.

Annie’s woodblock and polyester plate lithographic artist book about bees, Associative Miscellany, was exhibited in Kyoto, Japan as part of the Mokuhanga Printmaking Exhibition in 2011, and was purchased by the MassArt Library in 2012. Associative Miscellany II is part of the Southern Graphics Council’s Traveling International Exhibition, and began its 3-year tour at the SGC Conference in New Orleans last spring. A part of her mixed media print installation Vanishing Polinators was exhibited at the Boston Public Library this Spring as part of Mixit Studio’s 25th anniversary exhibition.

She is an experienced teacher and has given workshops at Zea Mays, Penland School of Crafts, Pyramid Atlantic, and Mixit Studios.