"I often work on paper that is larger than my body so I can sit on top of it and become immersed in its space. I rule out lines for extemporaneous writing and create confined spaces that contain layers of color, texture and tape. I use my own response to personal, political, and social concerns as the starting point for creating a mapping of information, thought, and emotion. Keywords and phrases reference ideas that emerge as I work while large expanses of texture reference an inscrutable landscape or atmosphere that I create as a safe or calm space."
- Anne Gilman, 2018
Anne Gilman has had her work exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Latin America with solo exhibitions in Guadalajara, Mexico (2000), Matanzas (2001) and Havana, Cuba (2002, 2004) and 2-person exhibitions at 5+5 Gallery in Brooklyn (2006) and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica NY (2008). Group exhibitions include Rare Editions at Lehman College Art Gallery (2009), Pratt Prints in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008-2009), Paper and Clay in Truro, MA (2008), (un)Contained Vessels at the Center For Book Arts in NYC (2007), Action/Interaction at Columbia College in Chicago (2007), Art that matters: When politics gets personal in Michigan City, Indiana (2006), La Huella Multiple in Havana, Cuba (2006/catalogue), New York/Paris DIALOGUE in Paris and New York (2005/catalogue), The Missing Link in Berlin (2005/catalogue) and Grabados in Lima, Peru (2003). Her work is in public and private collections in London, Spain, Australia, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States including the Hess collection, Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Mexico and the special collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Publications include Gilman's artist book, Bordes deshilachados/Frayed Edges, released by Ediciones Vigia, in Matanzas, Cuba (2001), and the zines Nishtugadacht, Contra el mal de ojo and Don't Lose Heart released by ISCA as part of their book-works series. Her work has been included in Monoprinting (2006), Printmaking For Beginners (2001), and Handmade Prints (2000), all published by A & C Black Ltd, London, and as the cover for Mute Objects of Expression by Francis Ponge published by Archipelago Books (2008). Her exhibitions and work have been reviewed in Printmaking Today, the New York Times, La Jiribilla, Mural, Público, and El Infomador.