Like the fluidity of her brush strokes, Anna Ullman’s work has always flowed back and forth from the fashion to the art world—and it’s this ambling trajectory that has informed her vivid and graphic printmaking style.
“When I go into the studio, I like to be surprised,” she says of her fine art monoprints, a painterly technique that mixes oil-based inks on a plexiglass plate and transfers them onto a water-infused paper. Unlike other styles of printmaking, the technique renders each print unique; once the plate and paper are pushed through the high-pressured press, the layers of vibrant inks, solvents and prismatic glitters interact in unexpected ways. The result is always spontaneous and spectacular.
A Los Angeles native and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Anna lives and works on the east side of LA. As well as printmaking, she also makes large-scale paintings on canvas. The key thread throughout her work is a deeply personal connection to color and texture.