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Born in Warsaw, Poland Ania Gilmore received her BFA with honors in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studied printmaking and book arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Her portfolio includes works on paper, artist books, fiber art and mixed-media. Ania curated "Book Art the world of limitless" and "Nothing twice (Nic dwa razy)" exhibitions at ArtSpace Gallery in Maynard, MA, "Resonance: books in time" in Rochester Public Library, Rochester NY, "Resonance: books in time II" in Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA and "Correspondence 9th International Book Art Festival" in Poland. She is an award winning artist and her works are in public and private collections in Australia, Hungry, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Poland, Romania, UK, and USA, and also are included in "1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art" book by Peter and Donna Thomas. Ania lives and works in Lexington, Massachusetts.



artist statement

Agnes Martin once wrote "An Artist is the one who can fail and fail and still go on" - these powerful words reaffirmed my creative journey by inspiring me to realize that art is a process that when started can never be finished. While studying design and printmaking I discovered a great passion for Books Arts. In my work I explore the book itself, the boundaries between the form and the content. As an emigrant I am infused with inspiration resident in my roots and history. I am interested in the continuous growing dialogue of identity and multiculturalism, which is a central element in modern society. The source of my imagery, which explores the connection between chaos and order amongst themes, is both derived by chance and experimentation.

2016

World of Threads Festival | Oakville, Ontario Canada
Fiber in the Present Tense 2016 | Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA
Bojagi - The Living Tradition, Joomchi & Beyond | Seoul South Korea
Out of the Blue | Gallery 136½, Manchester CT
PAPERWORKS | b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington NY
Collaborations Grace | Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington MA
Fantastic Fibers | Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY
Paint the Town | Concord Art, Concord MA
Blue | Artists Corner & Gallery, West Acton MA
Big Print | Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA
11th Book Fair Hamburg 2016 | Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany
Bookish | Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson MS
The World for Our Children: Artists’ Reinterpretations of the 1934 Britannica Junior | Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA
An Homage to Kandinsky’s Circles | Artists Corner & Gallery, West Acton MA
MJ1: Painting and Sculpture | Concord Art, Concord MA
Members Juried 2: Photography, Mixed Media, Crafts Graphics | Concord Art, Concord MA

2015

The World for Our Children: Artists’ Reinterpretations of the 1934 Britannica Junior | Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA
Art of the Book 2015 | Rochester Public Library, Rochester NY
16th Annual RODDY Competition | Concord Art Association, Concord MA
Unbound Vol. V | ArtisTree Gallery, Woodstock VT
The Book as Art v3.0: No Jacket Required | The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur GA
2015 MCBA Prize | Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN
Bound and Unbound III | University Libraries, University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD
Absence and Presence | Curry College, Milton MA
Bookmarks XIII: Infiltrating the Library System 2015 | Bristol UK
Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here | Hampshire College Library, Amherst MA
International Joomchi & Beyond Art Exhibition "Traditional & Transformational" | New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford MA
The Birds and the Bees | Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville MA
Baghdad to Detroit - Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here | Arab American National Museum, Dearborn MI
7th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2015 | Globus Galerie, Leipzig Germany
Members Juried 2: Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, Crafts Graphics | Concord Art Association, Concord MA
Books Abound | CAA Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge MA
ARTISTS’ BOOKS: From A to Zine | New Hampshire Institute of Art, Amherst NH

2014

Resonance: books in time II | Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA
Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Response to the Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street | San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco CA
2014 Biennial Members Exhibition | Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton MA
Beyond the Book VIII | Brighton & Faneuil Branches, Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Art of the Book | Rochester Public Library, Rochester NY
Joomchi and Beyond | Gallery Nori, Jeju, South Korea
Artist Print Book Exhibition "Mokuhan - Ehon" | Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Japan
Unbound Vol IV: An Exhibit Of What Books Can Be | ArtisTree Gallery, Woodstock VT
The New England Collective V | Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston MA The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits | The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur GA
Correspondence 9th International Book Art Festival | Kielce Institute of Design, Kielce Poland
Artists' Book Cornucopia V | Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO
San Diego Book Arts Fifth National Juried Exhibition | University of California, La Jolla CA
Botanical | Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington MA
Feeling Blue | Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville IL
An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street | Bibliotheek Den Haag, Netherlands
Women in the Arts: Booked | KickArts Contemporary Arts Ltd., Cairns, Australia
Open Show 2014 | Post Road Art Center, Marlborough MA
Art of the Book | Rochester Public Library, Rochester NY
An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street | Center for Book Arts, University Of Southern Maine ME
Mellow Yellow | Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington MA
3rd International Mail Art Exhibition | Than Mór Mail Art Museum, Nyíracsád, Hungary

2013

Art of the Book | Rochester Public Library, Rochester NY
Beyond the Book VII | Brighton & Faneuil Branches, Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Printed Matter, Inc.: The NY Art Book Fair | MoMA PS1, New York NY
4th Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize | Bank Street Arts, Sheffield UK
THE NEW ENGLAND COLLECTIVE IV | Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston MA
Unbound Vol III: Art using books as a material or format | ArtisTree Gallery, Woodstock VT
Bookmarks XI: Infiltrating the Library System 2013 | Bristol UK
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here | International Print Center New York, New York NY
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here | The Center for Book Arts, New York NY
Resonance: books in time | Rochester Public Library, Rochester NY
POPIERUKAS 2013 Fourth Annual Exhibition of Paper Ideas | Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Defining Moments: Time and Memory in Artist Books | Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA
Fifth International Artists’ Book Exhibition | King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Bookmarks XI | Bristol UK
Artists' Book Cornucopia IV | Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO
Visions from Afar | Mt. Ida College Gallery/School of Design, Newton MA
An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street | Gallery Route One, Point Reyes CA
An Inventory Of Al-Mutanabbi Street | The John Rylands Library, Manchester UK
Correspondence 9th International Book Art Festival | Ośrodek Działań Artystycznych,
Piotrków Trybunalski Poland
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here | San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco CA
Nothing Twice (Nic dwa razy) | ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard MA
Ink Gardening II | Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley MA
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here | CAC Gallery at the Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge MA

2012

Art of the Book | Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester NY
How to Read a Book: An artists' books reading room | Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay WI
Tell Me How You REALLY Feel: Diaristic Tendencies | Center for Book Arts, New York NY
Turning Leaves: New Directions in Book Arts | Chandler Gallery, Randolph VT
30th Anniversary Poster & Broadside Exhibit | Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA
Artisan Books 7th Annual Artist Book Exhibition | Artisan Books, Victoria, Australia
Unbound Vol II: Art using books as a material or format | ArtisTree Gallery, Woodstock VT
Collaborative Prints Par Avion | Exhibitions in Boston, USA and Strasbourg, France
Textures | Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington MA
Beyond the Book VI | Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Proof of Purchase | Samsøn Gallery, Boston MA
Into Spring | Starbucks Coffee, Lexington MA
Members Juried II: Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, Crafts and Graphics | Concord Art Association, Concord MA
6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012 | Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy; Leipzig Book Fair, Germany; Gallery Titanikas, Vilnus, Lithuania; Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany; 2012-2013 France, Bangladesh, China
2012-Compositions Art Inspired by Music | Harriet Tubman Gallery, Boston MA
Pages for the Planet: Artist's Books and Ecology | Manor College, Chestnut Hill, Boston MA
Artists' Books Competition and Biennial Exhibition | University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
First Anniversary – PAPER | FSFA Gallery, Framingham MA
RED | Pop Revolution Gallery, Mason, OH
CORRESPONDENCE 9th International Book Art Festival in Poland 2012-2014 | Art Galleries, Libraries and Museums in 25 cities in Poland: Katowice, Płock, Radom, Sandomierz, Kielce, Tarnów, Lublin, Gorlice, Nowy Targ, Nowy Sącz, Cieszyn, Bielsko Biała, Chełmek, Częstochowa, Wrocław, Duszniki Zdrój, Książ, Toruń, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot, Szczecin, Kraków, Warszawa, Łódź.
Humanities and Immigration, Migration, & Movement | Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2011

The Collection of Polish Book Art from the 20th - 21st century | Musashino Art University,
Tokyo, Japan
Beyond the Book - An exhibition of Books as Art | Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington MA
A Book about Death Seattle | Quetzalcoatl Gallery, Seattle WA
to Missoula, with Love | Frontierspace Gallery, Missoula MT
Beyond the Book [Selected Works] | LynnArts, Lynn MA
Small Works Show | LynnArts, Lynn MA
Christian Boltanski: The Heart Archive | Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej, Warsaw, Poland
Treewhispers | Bridge & Joutras Galleries, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe IL
Book Art at Studio One | Studio One, Boston MA
Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper | Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
Hanga Ehon: Handprinted Books Exhibition | Yamazaki 2F Gallery, Kyoto Japan
Tea Party | Starbucks Coffee, Lexington MA
WAH CENTER Art Rescue Team for JAPAN | Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Brooklyn NY
Bookmarks 2011-2012 | Bristol, UK
Beyond the Book V | Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Wystawa Książki Artystycznej | Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland
Members Show | Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA
Cary Library Art Sale & Soiree | Lexington MA

2010

Book Art: The World of the Limitless | ArtSpace, Maynard MA
Tri-Fold | Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Create. Collaborate. Collage. | Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick RI
Wax and the Artist Book 2010 | Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA
Ink Garden | Center for Arts in Natick, Natick MA
European International Book Art Biennale | Satu-Mare Art Museum, Romania
San Diego Book Arts | San Diego CA
Art between the Covers | University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex | Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT
Ink Gardening In Progress… | Cary Memorial Library, Lexington MA
Beyond The Book IV | Honan-Allston Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Illustrated Accordion | Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo MI
DeCordova Salon Show | DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Lincoln MA
Bon Appétit! | Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington MA
RE: (rebound, recycled, repurposed, reused) | Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO
Ink Gardener II | Starbucks Coffee, Lexington MA

2009

Asian Inspiration Winner's Exhibition | ARTROM Gallery, Rome Italy
Black & White | Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Lexington MA
None of the Above: Assembling | Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN
Książki Artystów Polski Wschodniej i Polonii | National Library, Warsaw, Poland
Książki Artystów Polski Wschodniej i Polonii | Public Library, Lublin, Poland
Książki Artystów Polski Wschodniej i Polonii | Public Library, Kielce, Poland
ReMade | Green Design Center, Mashpee, MA
10,000 People Project  | Art House Co-op, Atlanta GA
Miniature Show 2009 | Post Road Art Center, Marlborough MA
Lexington Open Studios '09 | Lexington MA
A Book about Death | Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York NY
The Canvas Project 2 | Art House Co-op, Atlanta GA
Collage Process and Product | Southborough Arts Center, Southborough MA
Members Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibit | Concord Art Association, Concord MA
Ink Gardener | Starbucks Coffee, Lexington MA

2006 - 08

All School Show | Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
Degree Project | Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
Design International Art and Design Exhibition | Seoul, Korea
Wasted: A Sustainability Poster Exhibit | Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
The Power of Image: Race and Ethnicity | Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA
The Power of Image: Race and Ethnicity | Northeastern University, Boston MA
Lands of the Eternal Sun: The Art & Architecture of China and Japan | Massart, Boston MA