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Anna Wingfield fuses traditional forms of monotype and intaglio printing techniques to create pieces she calls ink-wipes. Pulling inspiration from oxidized materials and interactions with the natural world, she builds up layers of ink directly onto the copperplates, which are then scraped away leaving behind an intricate combination of gestures. A balance between mark and memory.

The plates are left untouched from traditional etching techniques but continue to decay due to copper’s natural oxidation process. The plates are used again and again, meaning the materials utilized throughout the ink-wiping technique remain the same, but the individual application begins anew each time ink is put to copper. The result is a unique work of art that carries the character of the decayed plate. 

Fascinated with the power of nature, time, and decay, Wingfield strives to preserve moments observed from the world around her. By recording their color palettes, she creates a lexicon of color experiences that are then used to construct and connect a place or a feeling onto the copperplate through the movement of ink, which is then preserved on paper. 

Anna works out of her own studio in the Arts District of Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA from Goucher College and studied fine art at Goldsmiths University in London and The Students Arts League in New York City. 

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Exhibitions:

2019

“Bearing/Behavior” Arvia at XIX Studios, Los Angeles, CA

2018

Installation at Fernweh Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Art Beyond the Glass, Los Globos Theater, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Group Printmaking Show, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC

2014

Group Printmaking Show, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC