Anita Ford

Cabo Sao Vicente II - hand finished silkscreen monoprint

A series of hand-finished silkscreen monoprints and editioned abstract silkscreen prints by the highly-regarded contemporary printmaker and sailor.

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Anita Ford was born in London.  In the late 1960s she studied at Loughborough College of Art, gaining 1st Class honours in sculpture.  
 
Subsequently she took an Italian State Scholarship at the Academia di Belle Arti, Venice, was Artist in Residence at Isetan, Tokyo, worked with the Ballet Rambert Inter Arts Collaborative Project at Arnolfini, Bristol, and was selected to show at the Dostoyevsky Foundation, St Petersburg.
 
Anita has spent many years in the development of her method of creating the monoprints, each one of which is unique. They are made by printing transparent  layers,  which when overlaid create great depth of colour.  In between the layers and on the top surface she adds the detail by hand, so the work becomes a hybrid of (mostly) screen print and drawing.
 
Anita has exhibited extensively in the UK and worldwide.  Shows include
 
1986 Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany - International Biennale of Paper Art           
1986 The Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea - Fifth Seoul International Print Biennale
1987 Portfolio Gallery, Aukland, New Zealand - New Work (solo show)
1987 Anna Bornholt Gallery, London -Scorched Lands and Flying Peonies (solo show)
1989 Victoria Rooms, Bristol - The Plight of the Bird (solo show)
1991 Osaka, Japan - Osaka Triennial of Print
1992 Isetan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Three British Artists
1993 Taipei, Taiwan, ROC - 6th International Print and Drawing Exhibition
1994/96/98 Mall Galleries London - Federation of British Artists National Print Exhibition
1996 Hot Bath Gallery, Bath - Evolution of the Bird (solo show)
1996 Huddersfield Art Gallery-'Boundless', Exhibition of Innovative Printmaking           
1997 4th Royal West of England Open Printmaking Exhibition, Bristol  (prizewinner)
1999 Gallerie Vlasblom, Arnhem, Holland - 'Screenprints' (solo show)
1999 Dostoyevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia - 'Notes from Underground'
2000 New Academy Gallery, London W1 'Regeneration' (solo show)
2002 Inside Space Gallery - London W1 'Bike Cut Up By'
2002 Stroud House Gallery, Stroud - It's all in the Text
2003 Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, USA - New Prints
2005 Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon - Madurai (solo show)
2005 Blackheath Gallery, London - Spring Exhibition
 
Between 2006 and 2008 Anita concentrated on sailing, rounding Finisterre and arriving in Japan:
 
Japan touring exhibition:.                  
2008 Salon de Yutaka (15-23 March) Tokyo Store Yutaka Bldg 3F, 1-3-10 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa          
2008 Art de Art (1-20 April) 14-4 Kitazono-cho,Takatsuki-shi, Osaka                                          
2008 Artzone (25 Apr - 6 May) 4 Yoshida-kaguraoka-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto         
2008 Gallery Kaoru (19-24 May) 4-15-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo                                        
2008 Orie Gallery (19-24 May)  2-9-16 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo                                       
2008 Gallery Accostage (10-20 July) 1803-2 Yashima-higashi-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa 
2008 Gallery Atos (12-21 Sept) 3-4-15 Maejima, Naha-shi, Okinawa
2009 Brought the boat back to England
2011 De Buytensael Gallery, Arnhem, Holland - Abstact Modern - Traditioneel Afrikaans

Large Red India III - editioned silkscreen print

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