“I depend on the geometry to be a lingua franca. The shapes can create rhythm and rhyme, sensations that are understood and through the viewer’s body.”Anna Kunz
W e were pleased to host Anna Kunz at Manneken Press in July 2021. For the past two years COVID-19 forced us to collaborate with artists remotely, and it was a joy to work side by side with an artist in the studio again; thirty six unique monotypes resulted from this intense work session. Kunz has created a visual ecosystem within the prints using compositions inspired by the rules of geometry found in nature, inspired by water imagery, colors and forms revealed by chance and the wave-like, back and forth motion of the press. Appropriately, Kunz titled the series “Flood Tide”. Click to view Anna Kunz’s new prints on the Manneken Press website.
Above: “Flood Tide #10″, 2021. Monotype, 22″ x 20”.
Above: “Flood Tide #17″, 2021. Monotype, 22″ x 20”.
Above: “Ebb Tide”, 2021. Monotype, 22″ x 20″.
The new monotypes by Anna Kunz were created using both oil based inks and watercolor. Each impression is unique, printed on 22” x 20” Arches Cover paper. The release date for the series is July 28, 2021. Published by and available from Manneken Press.
About Anna Kunz
Anna Kunz is a Chicago-based artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation. Grounded in a rigorous generative process, Kunz collapses hierarchies between media and sensory experiences, often using painted and dyed fabrics functioning as nets to capture and manipulate light and color, creating immersive environments. Her work is a testament to the continued possibilities for painting to create a space of contemplation, unification and joy. Kunz has also collaborated with architects, musicians and dancers, including Merce Cunningham Dance Company, The Performance Collective and Industry of the Ordinary, to create spaces for dance and theatrical productions.
Anna Kunz has exhibited her work widely, including recent solo exhibitions at Alexander Berggruen Gallery, NYC; Galerie Urbane, Dallas; and McCormick Gallery, Chicago. Color Cast, a large-scale immersive installation at Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center, was mounted in 2018. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections.
Kunz has served as a curatorial advisor for several private organizations and artists. She operated Kunz Vis Projects, a Chicago exhibition space, and is co-founding director of the national artist-run space Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s Chicago branch.
Kunz has been awarded numerous artist residencies, including the Golden Family Foundation Residency, Edward Albee Foundation Residency, the Space Program at Marie Sharpe Walsh Foundation and the Roger Brown Artist Residency. Kunz earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Northwestern University.