…the written presses toward image

Walter Benjamin


ANNE BERESFORD’s work usually begins with an idea that materializes at the intersection of language and image, at a place where the meanings of both exist symbiotically.  It is in this space – where the poetic meets the political & the literal becomes visual – that the idea of each work is born. Several recent series are created as monoprinted lithographs, using paper rather than stone as the printing plate. The fragility and imperfections inherent in the process of paper-plate lithography make it conceptual consonant with the themes of poignance, history and transience in her work.


Anne Beresford holds a BA from Harvard University and an MA from New York University. She has taught printmaking and painting at The Art Institute of Boston, Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence and in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. She was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship in 2015. Her most recent solo exhibition (2015-16) was at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ten Thousand Wonderful Things: A Conversation with the Collections, at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. Beresford’s work is included in a number of public & private collections, including Houghton Rare Book Library, Harvard University, University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Boston College, Hampshire College Special Collections, Boston Public Library & The New York Public Library.