BIO/CV

BACKGROUND
Born 1955, Springfield MA; lives and works in Providence RI
Freelance Illustrator, 1986-present: clients include Conde Nast Publishing, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Society, Girl Scouts of America
Studied Japanese woodblock (mokuhanga) with Matt Brown, 2005
Teaching faculty (woodblock) at Zea Mays Printmaking, 2008-present

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Playing with Fire, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton MA
2016 Past/Present/Now, Charles Krause Reporting, Washington DC
2016 Relics, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton MA
2015 I Was a 20th Century Lesbian, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton MA
2013 Welcome to Nonotuck, Historic Northampton Museum, Northampton, MA
2012 Loaded, Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 We Are Pilgrims, Solo show, Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Moku Hanga: up close and far away, Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial, Boston MA
2018 Mokuhanga: Impressions Past and Present, Union College, Schenectady NY
2017 91st Annual International Competition, semi-finalist, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Biennale Internationale D’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois Rivieres, Québec, Canada
2016 90th Annual International Competition, finalist, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2014-2019 Re-Riding History, curators Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock, traveling exhibition
2014 International Print Biennale, Parker Harris, Surrey, UK
2014 International Mokuhanga Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Mokuhanga Prints: Riding the Great Wave, Brush Gallery at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2013 Floating World: the Influence of Japanese Printmaking, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
2013 87th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2013 21st National Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Print/Counter-Print, Rose Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Portland, ME
2012 Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book & Paper Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Scale in Contemporary Printmaking, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA
2012 The Color of Money, Ferrin Gallery, Becket and Pittsfield, MA
2012 Not the Usual Politics, Rose Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Portland, ME
2011 Mokuhanga: Dialog and Dialect, Kyoto, Japan
2011 Print Center's 85th Annual International: Printmaking, Philadelphia, PA
2011 In Japan, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Scotland
2010 Ten, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2009 New Prints 2009/Autumn, International Print Center of New York, NY
2009 Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Annual Exhibit, New York, NY
2009 Los Angeles Printmakers 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial, Hunt’s prize, Boston, MA
2009 Violence, Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
2007 Fifth KIWA Exhibition and Tour, Kyoto, Japan
2006 Printed Matter, Giant Robot Gallery, San Francisco, CA

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2015 Last Fellow for Artists and Writers, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
2014 Brooks Fellow, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2014 Roman J. Witt Visiting Artist, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
2016 “Slow Road, Deep Waters,” Printmaking Today, Spring 2016
2016 “In the galleries: Deeply in the present but beholden to the past,” Washington Post, 6/3/2016
2015 Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, April Vollmer, Watson-Guptill
2014 American Print Makers, Stephanie Standish and E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Books
2012 "Annie Bissett: Artist Making Money," ArtSake Blog, Massachusetts Cultural Council
2012 "‘Not the Usual Politics’ a breath of fresh air", by Daniel Kany, Maine Sunday Telegram, 9/30/2012
2012 "Annie Bissett: LOADED at Cullom Gallery," Seattle Art News, 10/20/2012
2012 "Good Job Whatshertits (Annie Bissett)", by Jen Graves, Slog.theStranger.com, 10/11/2012
2011 Journal of the Print World, Summer 2011.
2011 100 Artists of New England, E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Books
2010 “Two Shows at the Top of My To-See List,” review by Jen Graves, The Stranger.

COLLECTIONS
New York Public Library, New York NY
Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME
University of Michigan Special Collections, Ann Arbor MI
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT
Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH
Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College, Northampton MA
Saratoga Print & Paper Foundation, Langley WA
Wheaton College, Norton MA